Where Has Almost Two Feet Of Snow Fallen In The Past 24 Hours?

Heavy Snow In Areas

SnowTotals

We continue to track a major winter storm moving across the country, dumping snow in excess of a foot in some areas. Here were 18-hour snow totals from Texas into the Mid-Atlantic through 10 AM ET this morning.

The snow fell all the way into the Dallas area, where 3.5″ fell. That made it the fourth heaviest snow during the month of March in the DFW area!

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Meanwhile, if you were a snow lover, this was the area you wanted to be in! These are all the reports through 10 AM ET of a foot or more of snow, in a band that stretched from northeast Arkansas through Kentucky and into Ohio.

KYSnowTotals

As of 10 AM ET, these were the top snow totals across the state of Kentucky. So far, Baizetown, KY, was the winner with almost two feet of snow! This would have fallen in about an 18-hour period. The 24-hour snow record for the state was set back on March 3rd of 1942 in Simers, when 26″ fell.

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As of posting, Lexington, KY, has seen 14.6″ of snow in the past two days, breaking their all-time two-day snow record for the city!

Forecast

The system responsible for the snow will continue to push east as we head through the next 24-48 hours, but some areas could still pick up a half a foot by the end of Friday.

[Track The Storm: Interactive Radar]

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NWS forecast snow totals through Saturday evening. Image: WeatherBell

Areas from Virginia up to Long Island could see about a half a foot of snow over the next few days. Totals for areas further west are what is expected over the next few hours as the snow winds down and would be added to the already quite large amounts seen above.

A Short Lived Cool Down

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Meanwhile, behind the snow comes another batch of cold weather. The good news is that it won’t last, as you can see the warmer greens and yellows start making their way northward as we head into the weekend and next week.

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NWS forecast lows tonight. Circled indicated potential record. Image: WeatherBell

First we have to get through some temperatures that could set records tonight. If you see a circle over your area, a record low is possible tonight. Some of the cities that could see records tonight include New York, Detroit, Little Rock and Austin!

MondayHighs

Like I said, though, much of the country will be feeling spring fever heading into next week, as we break the spell of winter for at least a few days.

Hope you can enjoy the warm up after digging out from the snow!

[MAPS: Forecast Temperatures Next 7 Days]

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Another Wintry Blast: Freezing Rain and Snow From Dallas to New York

Wednesday, March 4th, 2015

“Mix of precipitation forecast for much of eastern, southern U.S.

A system moving across the Great Lakes will bring a mix of precipitation from the southern Plains to New England on Tuesday. Rain is forecast from TX across the Southeast and into the mid-Atlantic, with freezing rain, sleet and/or mixed precipitation from the Midwest across the Ohio Valley and Central Appalachians. Snow is forecast from the northern Plains across the Great Lakes into New England.”

Soggy Start in Kentucky

Thanks to @MaryReedRunyon1 out of Hatfield, KY for the picture below. This swollen river is on the rise this Wednesday due to recent snow melt, saturated soils and nearly 1″+ heavy rain overnight.

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Flood Concerns Continue

A number of flood headlines continue through this evening as additional heavy rain/moisture surges northeast along a slow moving cold front within these areas.

…FLOOD WATCH NOW IN EFFECT THROUGH THIS EVENING…

THE FLOOD WATCH IS NOW IN EFFECT FOR

* THROUGH THIS EVENING…THOUGH A TRANSITION TO SNOW FROM NORTH TO

SOUTH WILL OCCUR DURING THE AFTERNOON.

* HEAVY RAINFALL OF AN ADDITIONAL INCH TO THREE INCHES ON SOILS
SATURATED FROM RECENT SNOW MELT.

* FLOODING OF LOW-LYING AND POORLY DRAINED AREAS IS LIKELY.
MINOR FLOODING ON SMALL CREEKS AND STREAMS.

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Precipitation Outlook

According to NOAA’s HPC, the precipitation outlook through AM Friday suggests an additional 1″ to 2″+ in some of the heaviest areas from the Arklatex to parts of the Mid-Atlantic/Northeast. Heavy rain continues through the first half of the day, then a transition to freezing rain/sleet/snow is expected as colder air moves south.

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National Weather Outlook

Take a look at the loop below and note the heavy band of precipitation from Texas to the Northeast through PM Thursday/AM Friday. Heavy rain/freezing rain/sleet/snow will make for some significant travel concerns across these areas. Interestingly, record to near record cold will set up late this week in the eastern part of the country post storm system.

Winter Weather Headlines

The National Weather Service continues a number of winter weather headlines from Colorado and Texas to parts of the Mid-Atlantic and Northeast. Through the end of the week, areas of freezing rain, sleet and significant snowfall can’t be ruled out.

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Freezing Rain/Ice Potential

According to NOAA’s NDFD, the most significant icing potential with up to nearly 0.25″ – 0.35″ looks to be over parts of the south-central U.S.

(Image courtesy WeatherBell)

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Significant Snowfall Potential 

According to NOAA’s NDFD, some of the heaviest snowfall looks to occur from parts of the Middle Mississippi Valley through the Ohio Valley and into parts of the Northeast through PM Thursday/Friday. Note that the 6″+ amount are indicated by the dark purple/pink coloring. With that said, it appears we’ll have a fairly significant swath of plowable snow within these areas!

(Image courtesy WeatherBell)

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Cold Weather on the Way

In the wake to the storm system/cold front, temperatures will take a big hit once again. Another blob of well below average temperatures will move into the eastern half of the country through the end of the week.

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Highs From Average Thursday

High temperatures on Thursday across much of the eastern two-thirds of the nation will be nearly -15F to -30F below average!

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Extended Temperature Outlook

According to NOAA’s HPC, the 8 to 14 day temperature outlook, which takes us through mid March, temperatures across much of the nation look warmer than normal! Some areas may actually be dealing with some of the warmest weather since last fall!

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Flooding Rains, Heavy Snows, Ice, and Severe – Oh My!

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A complex storm system will be moving across the country over the next few days. It already has brought snow to parts of the Rockies and the upper Midwest over the past 24 hours, and will bring rain, snow, ice and potentially severe weather to much of the eastern half of the nation over the next few days. Lets dive right in!

The Rain

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We’ll be watching the potential of heavy rain over the next day or so from parts of Arkansas up through Kentucky. Some of these areas could see up to 2.5″ of rain before they change all over to wintery precipitation Wednesday. Flood Watches are in effect this morning from Nashville, TN, up through Pittsburgh, PA.

[Map: Latest Watches, Warnings, and Advisories]

The Snow

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Winter Weather Headlines as of 9 AM ET Tuesday, March 3, 2015.

Over 134 million Americans were under some sort of a winter advisory this morning, with Winter Weather Advisories stretching from Idaho into the Northeast, and Winter Storm Warnings as far south as Arkansas.

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NWS forecast snow from Tuesday morning through Thursday evening. Image: WeatherBell

And some areas could get walloped by snow over the next few days – with 6″ or more of snow possible from the Missouri Bootheel into parts of the Northeast, including New York City and Boston. Speaking of Boston, you are now up to 104.1″ of snow this winter season, only 3.6″ away from breaking the record snowiest season back in 1995-96. There is a good chance that record could be approached in the next few days.

[Forecast: New York CityBostonCharleston, WV]

SnowOver4InchesWednesday

Some of the heaviest snow could fall Wednesday and Wednesday Night from Oklahoma into the Northeast. What you are looking at above is the probability of snow totals greater than 4″ for Wednesday/Wednesday Night – blue is at least a 10% probability of occurring, green 40%, and red 70%. We expect a good shot of 4″ of snow from Kentucky to just south of Pittsburgh tomorrow/tomorrow night.

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Meanwhile, some of that area has at least a 10% chance of over a foot of snow tomorrow & tomorrow night, from Louisville to just south of Pittsburgh.

NWSLouisvilleTopMarchSnows

This graphic from the National Weather Service in Louisville shows the top daily March snowfalls for some of their forecast cities, and there is the chance they could try and approach the top 5 Wednesday or Thursday.

[Forecast: Louisville]

The Ice

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Here’s the probability of seeing at least 0.01″ of ice through Wednesday morning. Already freezing rain has been reported in Indianapolis this morning.

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The chance of ice moves south on Wednesday, where Little Rock could see up to a quarter inch of ice, and Dallas could pick up on a wintry mix during the day.

[Forecast: IndianapolisLittle RockDallas]

Severe Threat

SevereThreatWednesday

We are also watching the potential of severe weather Wednesday from Louisiana into Mississippi and Alabama. Damaging wind gusts would be the main threat.

[Track Precipitation: Interactive Radar]

A busy next few days weatherwise across much of the nation. Stay with Aeris Weather for the latest – on Facebook and Twitter.

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March: In Like a Lion

Monday, March 2nd

Happy Meteorological Spring!! Yes, Sunday, March 1st marked the beginning of meteorological spring, which marks the date when the coldest 3 months (on average for the Northern Hemisphere) are behind us (December, January and February). By the way, we are only 18 days away from the Vernal Equinox, which falls on Friday, March 20th at 6:45pm EDT. While days are generally a little warmer and longer than they were back in late December/early January, it still feels a and looks a lot like winter! Take a look at all the winter weather headlines that have been posted across the nation. Interestingly, snow and strong winds are expected to cause blizzard conditions in parts of the Rockies and Upper Midwest through Tuesday creating hazardous travel concerns during that time. Another round of wintry precip will begin to show up across the Lower Mississippi/Tennessee/Ohio Valley Tuesday-PM Wednesday with more heavy rain/snow/freezing rain causing some major issues there too!

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Park City, UT

This was the view from Park City, Utah from earlier today, which showed snowfall falling from the latest storm system that is expected to cross the country over the next several days.

See the latest Park City, UT webcam here:

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National Weather Outlook

Weather conditions this week will be quite active across the nation. From snow, sleet and freezing rain to thunderstorms and flooding rains… March, most certainly, will come in like a lion. A large area of low pressure will spread moisture across the country through the middle/end of the week. Moisture content will be quite impressive with as much as 2″ to 4″+ possible across parts of the Ohio/Tennessee Valley through AM Thursday.

 

Precipitation Outlook

According to NOAA’s HPC, the 3 day precipitation outlook shows heavy moisture from near the Arklatex region to parts of the Ohio/Tennessee Valley. Unfortunately, there could be some minor flooding concerns as the next 3 days unfold.

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Snowfall Potential Through PM Wednesday

The heaviest snow accumulation from AM Monday – PM Wednesday looks to fall across the high elevations across the Intermountain West, but a shovelable swatch will also fall across parts of the Midwest and into the middle part of the U.S.

3.2.15 NAT Snow

 

Freezing Rain Potential

Unfortunately, freezing rain is going to be an issue for a number of locations. Accord to NOAA’s WPC, the probability of 0.10″ of more of ice is near 40% to 50% or more across parts of the Lower Mississippi Valley and parts of the Ohio Valley.

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Snow and Ice For the Northeast

Happy First Day of March!

Snow and ice will continue to push through the Northeast and the Mid-Atlantic this afternoon. Generally, 1-4″ of snow is expected with the main concern being a light coating of ice. The greatest potential of picking up accumulating ice or sleet is from extreme northeastern Virginia to southern New Jersey.

Sunday Ice Potential
Ice Potential
Sunday Snow Potential
Snow Potential

A few rumbles of thunder are possible across the Southern Plains both tomorrow and Tuesday as warmer air surges northward. Overall, the South and Southeastern areas of the country will continue to stay unsettled through the beginning of the week.

Monday Storm Potential
Monday Storm Potential
Tuesday Storm Potential
Tuesday Storm Potential

Persistent rain is likely throughout the Southwest on Monday and Tuesday. A couple inches of rain could fall in the central and northern parts of Arizona over the next three days.

Rainfall Potential
Rainfall Potential

Today’s NASCAR race at Atlanta Motor Speedway could be interrupted by light rain showers early this afternoon, but the better chance of rain looks to be overnight tonight. Temperatures will be chilly in the upper 40s.

Atlanta, GA NASCAR Forecast
NASCAR Forecast
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Active Into March

Snowiest February on Record for Denver, CO

February, no doubt, has been very snowy across the Front Range. This was the view from Lakewood, CO (suburb of Denver) earlier today and not how much snow is on the ground!

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Denver has seen 22.2″ of snow so far this month, which is good enough for the snowiest February in recorded history!

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Snyder, TX

This was the view from Snyder, TX earlier today as wintry precip was moving through the area. Keep in mind that this is the 3rd wintry precip event in the past week for some of these areas!

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Winter Weather Headlines

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 Unsettled weather moving into the western and central U.S.

“Increasing moisture and colder air will filter into the Pacific Northwest Friday and into Saturday. Expect rain to start near the coast and then begin to spread steadily to the south and east into the interior mountains as snow Friday into Saturday. Enough moisture will be pushed eastward to also see snow in the central and southern Rockies and adjacent Plains Friday.”

Snowfall Potential Through PM Sunday

(Image courtesy NWS and WeatherBell)

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Storm System Next Week

The storm system currently in place over the Western U.S. will become the weather maker in the eastern half of the country by the early/middle of next week. Note where the solid blue line (freezing line) is; anything north of this line would be wintry precip/snow while anything south of it would be rain/thunderstorms. There is a possibility of a stormy PM Tuesday/Wednesday across the middle part of the country with heavy rain!

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7 Day Precipitation Outlook

According to NOAA’s HPC, the 7 day precipitation outlook looks quite impressive across the western half of the country and also across the Ohio/Tennessee Valley. While some heavy snow would be likely across the higher elevations out west, thunderstorm ,

2.27.15 HPC 7 day

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Southern Snow Breaking Records – But Is A Warm Up Coming?

Records Broken in Huntsville

Huntsville Webcam

The snow has departed the Huntsville, AL, area overnight, leaving them and other areas of the south looking like a winter wonderland – just a few days before the start of meteorological Spring on March 1st!

Huntsville Daily Record

Huntsville officially saw 8.1″ of snow Wednesday, making it their snowiest day in February history! This was also the second highest daily total in Huntsville recorded history – the most was back on December 31, 1963, when 15.7″ fell.

Huntsville Monthly Record

Meanwhile, yesterdays snow helps bring the monthly total up to 8.7″ for Huntsville, making it the snowiest February in recorded history! The previous record was 8.0″ set back in both 1895 and 1958. The 8.7″ Huntsville has seen so far this month is also their total for this winter – and would rank as the ninth snowiest season on record.

[Forecast: Huntsville]

Southern Snow Totals

Swathof6InchTotals

A large swath of snow fell over the past 36 hours all the way from Texas to Virginia. The map above only shows totals that were six inches or greater reported to local National Weather Service offices.

NorthernALTotals

There was a large cluster of six inch or more totals in northern Alabama, north of Birmingham and Anniston. Some of these places picked up over a foot of snow – something quite unusual for this part of the nation!

[Map: Snow and Storm Reports]

AL Snow Totals

Here were some of the highest snow totals across northern Alabama – where places with Guin and Hamilton picked up at least a foot of snow!

MS Snow Totals

Over in Mississippi, the top end snow totals were a little less – 10″ in both Furrs and Tremont – but still impressive for this portion of the nation!

SnowDepth

According to NOAA, 51.1% of the nation has snow on the ground as of early this morning. The only state in the lower 48 that does not have snow somewhere on the ground is Florida. That snow cover extends all the way down to almost Jackson, MS, Birmingham, AL, and Atlanta, GA!

Southeast Warm Up

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We’ll see a pattern change over the next few days across the United States, with a ridge building over the Gulf of Mexico, helping to bring warmer weather back to the Southeast and potentially quickly melt some of that snow.

[National Forecast Highs Over The Next Few Days]

ATL 7 Day

The cooler weather, though, will stick around through the weekend in the Atlanta area, with highs only in the 40s through Sunday before that quick warm up occurs. Upper 60s are possible by next Wednesday

NASCAR

While we won’t be worrying about snow on Sunday, there is the chance of showers as well as cool temperatures for the Sprint Cup Series NASCAR race at Atlanta Motor Speedway. We’ll have to see if the we can get the race in Sunday afternoon.

Western Snow

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Meanwhile, further west, we will be watching as we head into Friday and the weekend the potential of some snow from Denver to northern Texas – with some freezing rain possible for Oklahoma City and Dallas. The Sierra Nevada could also pick up on some snow heading into the weekend – which would be some good news for the state of California, where at least nine ski resorts are closed right now due to a lack of snow.

[Forecast: DenverOklahoma CityAlbuquerque]

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NWS forecast snowfall amounts over the next three days. Image: WeatherBell

Here is a map of snow totals for the western U.S. over the next three days. While some areas of the Rockies will pick up on feet of snow, the Sierra Nevadas may be lucky to pick up a foot.

[Track Winter Weather: Interactive Radar]

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Another Major Southern Snow / Ice Event

Wednesday, February 25th

This is what it looked like earlier today near Des Moines, IA prior to any major snow moving in. A fast moving clipper will drop nearly 6″+ across parts of central Iowa through late tonight.

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Winter Storm Warning

…WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 9 PM CST THIS
EVENING…

* SHORT TERM TRENDS…MODERATE TO HEAVY SNOW WILL PERSIST OVER
NORTHERN IOWA AND SPREAD SOUTH INTO CENTRAL IOWA LATER IN THE
MORNING. THE SNOW WILL THEN LAST THROUGH THE AFTERNOON INTO THE
EARLY EVENING HOURS.

* STORM TOTAL SNOW…7 TO 10 INCHES.

* WINDS/VISIBILITY…WINDS WILL INITIALLY BE EAST AT AROUND 10
MPH BUT INCREASE TO 10 TO 20 MPH HEADING TOWARD SUNSET AS THEY
BECOME MORE NORTHERLY. VISIBILITIES WILL OFTEN BE A MILE OR
LESS DURING PERIODS OF HEAVY SNOW.

* IMPACTS…SNOWFALL RATES MAY REACH AN INCH OR MORE PER HOUR AT
TIMES LEADING TO SNOW COVERED ROADS AND HAZARDOUS DRIVING
CONDITIONS. MINOR BLOWING AND DRIFTING SNOW MAY ALSO LEAD TO
DIFFICULT DRIVING CONDITIONS THIS EVENING EVEN AFTER THE
HEAVIEST SNOW HAS ENDED.

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IA Winter Storm

Snow will spread from northwest to southeast across Iowa today, then gradually clear out tonight leaving behind a swath of moderate to heavy accumulation. Bitter cold weather will then settle over region once again from late tonight into Saturday morning with near record cold possible at times. Snow chances will then return from the weekend into early next week. #iawx #iowaweather

2.25.15 IA Snow

National Weather Outlook

Not only is the Midwest under the gun for some significant snow today, but the southern tier of the nation could see more significant snow/ice through Thursday. Also note the ongoing snowfall potential across the Rockies with more snow moving into Texas by late this week!

Dallas, TX

The EarthCam.com webcam from Dallas, TX earlier today showed wintry precipitation falling across the city for the second time this week!

Take a look at the latest EarthCam.com view HERE:

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Another Winter Storm in the South

“On Wednesday, precipitation will spread eastward along the Gulf Coast, affecting portions of the Southeast and Tennessee valley. Cold air in place will allow for a mix of wintry precipitation from northern Texas eastward across the central and northern Gulf Coast states and into portions of the Carolinas.”

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Storm Impacts By City…

Dallas: Winter Weather Advisory

…WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL NOON CST
TODAY…

* TIMING…NOW THROUGH NOON TODAY. A RAIN/SNOW MIX SHOULD SWITCH
OVER TO MAINLY SNOW AFTER 6 AM.

* PRECIPITATION TYPE…SNOW.

* ACCUMULATIONS…1 TO 4 INCHES POSSIBLE WITHIN THE ADVISORY. THE
HIGHEST AMOUNTS WILL LIKELY FALL ALONG THE INTERSTATE 20
CORRIDOR.

Little Rock, AR: Winter Weather Advisory

…WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 PM CST THIS
EVENING…

A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 PM CST THIS
EVENING.

* EVENT: SNOW…POSSIBLY MIXED WITH SLEET AT THE ONSET…WILL
FALL DURING THE DAY WEDNESDAY.

* AREAS AFFECTED: GENERALLY IN AREAS FROM NEAR CONWAY…TO
SEARCY…TO AUGUSTA. THIS INCLUDES HOT SPRINGS AND LITTLE ROCK.

* TIMING: SNOW WILL DEVELOP THIS MORNING…AND WILL POSSIBLY BE
MIXED WITH SLEET INITIALLY. THE SNOW WILL CONTINUE THROUGH THE
AFTERNOON HOURS…BEFORE TAPERING OFF DURING THE LATE
AFTERNOON.

Huntsville, AL: Winter Storm Warning

…WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 9 AM THIS MORNING
TO 3 AM CST THURSDAY…

* TIMING AND AREAS AFFECTED…ALL COUNTIES IN NORTHERN ALABAMA AND
SOUTHERN MIDDLE TENNESSEE FROM 9 AM CST TODAY THROUGH 3 AM CST
THURSDAY.

* ACCUMULATIONS…4 TO 6 INCHES OF SNOW SOUTH OF THE TENNESSEE
RIVER…AND 3 TO 5 INCHES ELSEWHERE…EXCEPT 2 TO 3 INCHES IN
SOUTHERN MIDDLE TENNESSEE.

Atlanta, GA: Winter Storm Warning

…WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 10 AM THIS MORNING
TO 10 AM EST THURSDAY…

* LOCATIONS…GENERALLY NORTH OF A LINE FROM BUCHANAN TO ROSWELL
TO JEFFERSON.

* HAZARD TYPES…SNOW. BLACK ICE WILL ALSO CAUSE SLICK ROADS
THURSDAY MORNING.

* ACCUMULATIONS…3 TO 6 INCHES. LOCALLY HIGHER AMOUNTS POSSIBLE
IN THE MOUNTAINS.

* TIMING…10 AM TODAY THROUGH 10 AM THURSDAY.

Raleigh, NC: Winter Storm Warning

…WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 6 PM THIS EVENING
TO NOON EST THURSDAY…

* LOCATIONS…TRIANGLE…NORTHERN PIEDMONT…AND NORTHERN
COASTAL PLAIN.

* HAZARD TYPES…RESIDUAL SNOW AND ICE ON AREA ROADS WILL RESULT
IN DANGEROUS TRAVEL CONDITIONS THIS MORNING. ADDITIONALLY…SIGNIFICANT
SNOW ACCUMULATION IS EXPECTED TONIGHT THROUGH THURSDAY MORNING.

* ACCUMULATIONS…SNOW ACCUMULATION OF 4 TO 8 INCHES…WITH
LOCALIZED SLIGHTLY HIGHER AMOUNTS…FOLLOWED BY A GLAZE OF
LIGHT FREEZING RAIN OR FREEZING DRIZZLE EARLY THURSDAY.

* TIMING…MODERATE TO OCCASIONALLY HEAVY SNOW WILL OVERSPREAD
CENTRAL NC THIS EVENING AND CONTINUE OVERNIGHT. PRECIPITATION
WILL TAPER TO LIGHT FREEZING RAIN OR FREEZING DRIZZLE THURSDAY
MORNING…BEFORE ENDING AROUND MIDDAY THURSDAY.

Norfolk, VA: Winter Storm Warning

…WINTER STORM WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 7 PM THIS EVENING TO 1 PM
EST THURSDAY…

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN WAKEFIELD HAS ISSUED A WINTER
STORM WARNING FOR…WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM 7 PM THIS EVENING TO
1 PM EST THURSDAY. THE WINTER STORM WATCH IS NO LONGER IN EFFECT.

* LOCATIONS: FAR SOUTHEAST VIRGINIA AND PORTIONS OF INTERIOR
NORTHEAST NORTH CAROLINA.

* HAZARDS: SNOW AND SLEET.

* ACCUMULATIONS: 3 TO 6 INCHES OF SNOW AND SLEET. A LIGHT ICE ACCUMULATION
OF LESS THAN 0.1 INCHES IS POSSIBLE IN NORTH CAROLINA.

* TIMING: SNOW…POSSIBLY MIXED WITH RAIN AT THE ONSET…ARRIVES
BY THIS EVENING THEN QUICKLY TRANSITIONS TO ALL SNOW AND BECOMES
HEAVY AT TIMES OVERNIGHT. THE SNOW MAY MIX WITH SLEET…AND
POSSIBLY FREEZING RAIN IN NORTH CAROLINA OVERNIGHT. THE
PRECIPITATION IS EXPECTED TO TAPER OFF TO LIGHT SNOW OR MIXED
PRECIPITATION THURSDAY MORNING…WITH ONLY MINIMAL ADDITIONAL
ACCUMULATION EXPECTED AFTER 7 AM.

Snowfall Outlook

This is a look at the 48hr snowfall potential across the eastern half of the country. Note the fairly narrow, but heavy snow bands across parts of the Midwest and South/Southeastern part of the country.

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Precipitation Outlook Next 3 Days

According to NOAA’s HPC, the 3 day precipitation outlook captures the individual storm systems fairly well. Note the band of precipitation over the South/Southeastern part of the country and again over parts of the Midwest. However, the Western U.S. also looks fairly soggy, which is interesting because a series of storms from the Pacific Ocean and western half of the country will keep things rather active across the eastern half of the country late this week/weekend and early next week.

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Soggy End of February/Early March

As you may or may not know, the first day of Meteorological Spring is this Sunday (March 1st). According to NOAA’s HPC, the 7 day precipitation outlook shows some pretty significant moisture through the middle of next week. Some models are even projecting a fairly thundery outlook across parts of the Lower Mississippi/Tennessee Valley and Gulf Coast States… Stay tuned for more on that. However, it appears that March could roar in like a lion!

2.25.15 HPC 7 day

 

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Northeast Record Lows And A Southern Wintry Mess

Record Cold This Morning

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NCEP RTMA temperature analysis at 7 AM ET. Image: WeatherBell

Another chilly start across much of the U.S. this morning, with almost 82% of the nation reaching a low below freezing! The coldest air was from the Ohio Valley into the Northeast, where some areas dropped below zero and numerous records were broken.

[Map: Current Temperatures]

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Some places broke their record lows this morning by 10 or more degrees! Check out Dulles Airport – they had a low of -4, breaking their previous record of 14! Quite a chilly start across the region for sure.

WedAMLows

Tomorrow will be warmer across much of the region that saw record lows this morning, but you can already start to see the next blast of cold air starting to work its way into the upper Midwest.

[Forecast: CincinnatiNew York CityWashington DC]

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And that next batch of cold air from Canada will once again reach areas of the Deep South and the Southeast, with highs in the 30s and 40s for parts of Texas and Arkansas by Friday.

[Forecast: AmarilloOklahoma CityLittle Rock]

Another Winter Mess In The South

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Parts of the southeast has already received some snow and ice this morning from a departing storm system. This was the same system that brought thundersleet to the Dallas metroplex yesterday morning. There were reports of up to 6″ of snow this morning in parts of North Carolina.

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As this system departs, we watch another upper level impulse move in from the west and a surface low form in the Gulf of Mexico. This will help spread another batch of precipitation – some in the winter variety – across portions of the South and Southeast.

[Forecast: DallasAtlantaCharlotte]

WinterStormWatch
Winter Storm Watches in effect as of 10:20 AM ET February 24, 2015.

Already Winter Storm Watches are in effect from Dallas to Charlotte for this storm for the potential of heavy snow.

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NWS snow forecast amounts. Image: WeatherBell

Here is what National Weather Service offices are forecast for snow accumulation over the next few days.

WPC

And here is the probability of at least 1″ of snow from Wednesday to Thursday morning across the country. Not only will the South see snow tomorrow, but parts of the Rockies, Midwest, and Northeast as well.

[Track Winter Weather: Interactive Radar]

If it’s any consultation – Meteorological Spring begins Sunday, and we are less than a month away from Astronomical Spring. Keep thinking warmer weather…

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Waves of Southern Snow & Ice

Dallas, TX

This was the EarthCam view from Dallas, TX earlier Monday after rounds of wintry precipitation pushed through. Traveling by land or by air today across parts of the southern tier of the nation will be quite problematic.

2.23.15 dallas

“Wintry precipitation for western and southern U.S. through Monday”

“A storm system and arctic cold front will bring winter weather to parts of the western and southern U.S. through Monday. Heavy snow will be possible across higher elevations from California into the Rockies. A wintry mix of snow, sleet, rain and freezing rain will be possible from New Mexico into the Gulf Coast states.”

2.23.15 winter headlines

National Weather Outlook

Weather conditions across the country are still quite active. Note how the storm across the southern tier of the nation moves east through the next few days. Today and Tuesday will feature wintry precip from the Four Corners Region to the Gulf Coast States. By the middle/end of the week, the main wave of energy that is currently over the Four Corner Region will begin sliding along the Gulf Coast States with more wintry precip in places that will be seeing it today and tomorrow.

5 Day Precipitation Outlook

2.23.15 hpc 5 day

Snowfall Potential

2.23.15 nat snow1

Probability of    > 4″ Snow

According to NOAA’s HPC, the probability of 4″ or more across far northern Georgia to parts of the Mid-Atlantic States has gone up to nearly 50% or more! Interestingly.

2.23.15 prob of 4inches

Probability of > 0.10″ Ice

Unfortunately, there going to be a continued threat of freeing rain through midweek with the potential of 0.10″ or more across parts of the Gulf Coast States through the Mid-Atlantic Region.

2.23.15 prob of 0.10 ice

Thanks for checking in and have a great last week of February!

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