Sunday, February 03, 2013

Monday Night's Clipper

The next clipper in the pipeline is scheduled for Monday night and early Tuesday.  This system is looking rather similar to last night's system in terms of intensity but perhaps a notch or two more juice in association with this compared to what moved through overnight.

Timing for this clipper is overnight Monday, generally starting after the evening rush hour and continue until the predawn hours.  High resolution NAM is showing the system moving in during the later evening hours, with the bulk of moisture to the south of the city.

Modeling as of this morning is showing the potential for another inch or so of snow around the region, with the NAM and GFS (GFS below) pretty similar on showing the coating to inch type accumulations around the region.  My guess is that some spots probably pick up a bit more moisture than what's modeled below. This clipper is projected to drop a bit more snow in the Midwest than the last system.  The "wall" of the Appalachians will suck out a chunk of the moisture as the system reaches the mountains later tomorrow evening but some energy from the system should survive the journey over the mountains and produce a bit of light snow around the region.

It's another pittance snowfall for the region -- nothing special, but enough to slicken things up for the Tuesday morning commute in places where snow does indeed fall.