Friday, February 01, 2013

Update On Morning Snow

Radar shows this morning's snow starting to move in for Delaware and extreme South Jersey, where winter weather advisories are out until 11 AM for the southern two counties in DE plus Southeastern New Jersey (basically the South Jersey Shore counties plus Cumberland).  This is a quick-moving thump of snow that will  make for a slow slog to work for everyone south of the city where accumulations will occur.  However, it's possible some of the northern fringes of this snow work across the city between 8 and 9:30 AM, bringing a light dusting into the city but that would be the best (or worst if you hate snow) case scenario.  Conversational flakes seem more likely for those of us in the city.

However, south of town is a different story. Accumulations of substance are likely south of a Smyrna-Galloway line...generally an inch or two in most spots.  Coatings are possible to Wilmington and Glassboro. There could be some three inch pockets in parts of Delaware.  Modeling waffles between placing that 3" zone along the Delaware Beaches (Lewes and Bethany) or up closer to Dover if the HRRR (another one of those fun higher resolution models that are out there) is to be believed...but somewhere in Delaware a three inch zone of fluff is not out of the question.  Some spots towards Cape May probably end up with two inches or a notch higher.  This is a quick moving but hard-hitting snow as it moves through...reports out by DC earlier this morning suggest moderate or briefly heavy snowfall.

This stuff should exit stage right by 10, 11 AM, leaving a cold, blustery afternoon with gradually increasing sunshine.  Of course, more snow showers are on the way for Sunday as we enter a more active pattern with a family of clipper and clipper-like systems zipping through over the next several days.

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