Sunday, March 03, 2013

Forecast for Monday, March 4, 2013

There is excellent model agreement during the next 48 hours on the sky cover and temperatures. Both the NAM and GFS MOS are within a degree or two of each other. Brisk conditions tonight with a few clouds out there will prevail. For Monday, it looks like plenty of sunshine is in store with blustery conditions. Wind gusts of 25 to 40 MPH will be common. Tuesday should start off sunny before a gradual increase in the cloud cover occurs during the day.

Of course, all eyes in the meteorology community are continuing to focus in on Wednesday, March 6 for an East Coast storm. The system is now entering the Pacific Northwest and more accurate data should start to come in later tonight and especially on Monday Morning. The details of the exact track remain uncertain. More details can be found in our previous post as the model “trends” have been examined closely. The current worst case scenario involves high winds, coastal flooding, accumulating wet snow, and heavy rain for parts of the region with areas south of Philadelphia having the greatest impact. But of course we will continue to monitor this system for a northward shift on the models.