Monday, March 25, 2013
Rain and Snow
Tough forecast today as we are fighting marginal temperatures and a higher March sun angle. We have lucked out with timing as most of the precipitation is falling during the day. Had this occurred overnight, we may have seen several inches accumulate, even on roads. That was the case in DC and Baltimore with several reports of 2-4 inches of snow the past few hours. Myself living in the northwest suburbs of DC can verify that amount and the snow was sticking to even the major highways on my way to work. Most of the snow in this area today, whatever sticks, will mainly be on trees, powerlines and the grass.
Two areas of low pressure this morning. One is over southern Ohio and dying out, as it transfers its energy to a new developing low off the coast of Virgina. That low will quickly intensify as it moves northeast off the mid-atlantic coast today.
The heavies precipitation will fall during the morning and afternoon hours. There will be banding at times, especially in southern New Jersey, and this is where the winter storm warnings are out. Heavier precip will yield heavy snow, but lighter precip may just be rain. We'll oscillate back and forth between both. Lighter rain and snow will fall north and west of the city as those areas will be further away from the stronger dynamics and main precip field.
See the map from previous entries for our snowfall amounts in the area today
Posted by msannutti at 3/25/2013 07:31:00 AM