Friday, February 5, 2016

Accumulating Snow?

As we have been discussing this week, a weak system will move through Sunday and Monday of next week, bringing light rain and snow showers Sunday and light snow showers Monday. A low pressure system will slide from Southern Canada and move just to our north Sunday evening. As it does, light precipitation will affect the region, but the key with this system is the precipitation will all be light. Once the low slides to our east Monday morning, temperatures begin falling as colder air rushes into the region. Therefore, the precipitation will be all light snow showers Sunday night and Monday before coming to an end early Tuesday morning.

The weather models we look at are completely in support of the precipitation with this system being very light. By the time the precipitation comes to an end Tuesday morning, total precipitation amounts range from 0.05" to 0.19". There really are not any amounts showing up across the Stateline higher than 0.25". As a result, this system will be a low-impact event, unless a burst of snow moves in during a high traffic period in the morning or evening. Otherwise, this will not a significant winter weather event. It does not appear as though anyone will pick up more than 1" to 1.5" of snowfall when you translate the totals shown above into snow totals using a 10:1 ratio as a conversion.

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