Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Wicked Winter Weather Update

First things, first....  The rain today was a nice change after the snow we have seen the last month and at least we melted the snow so we get a clean slate....however, temperatures look to fall below freezing before midnight....  This will cause roads to become icy as well as sidewalks.  A decent fog had set up this afternoon thanks to the melting snow and light drizzle and this will stick around tonight.  When the temperatures drop below freezing we could see a light freezing drizzle along with the freezing fog, so a light icing could great you tomorrow as you step outside so be very careful.  While we could see a few flakes of snow tonight, little to no accumulation is expected....a dusting at most.  Then cloudy through tomorrow and remaining cold so the ice will not melt unless treated....then the snow arrives.

Right now the snow is slated to arrive around the morning commute on Thursday.  By noon we could see around an inch on the ground and then in the afternoon we should get some upper level energy to help enhance the snowfall and by the evening we should see around 3-5".  Lighter snow will continue into Thursday night and an additional inch or so could accumulate.  Winds will pick up Friday, so blowing snow will be a BIG problem.  To add to the problems, bitterly cold temperatures with the strong winds will combine and wind chills will be near or below freezing for the entire day on Friday and into Saturday.  If the enhancement happens to arrive earlier we could be dealing with even more snow, so I will be back with an update tomorrow.  Until then, have a good one!

Andrew Buck Michael

No comments:

Post a Comment

Back to the main page