Sunday, October 28, 2012
11AM Sandy Update
The best chances to see a little snow will be Central Ohio, South Central Ohio, and Southeastern Ohio. The far west will be too far away from the cold blast of air for much, if any, snow and the far eastern will be too close to the warm core of Sandy as she pushes into Pennsylvania for Monday night. The far northern part of Ohio will not have the right timing for snow to form because by the time Sandy starts to move north we will have daytime heating on Tuesday making the temperatures too warm.
Most of the snow will melt almost immediately because the ground will be too warm and too wet to stick, but if it does fall fast enough in a few pockets it may stick to some surfaces for a short amount of time Monday night. So be sure not to wake up Tuesday morning and get too excited...because you may be disappointed it will not be a winter wonderland. HOWEVER, if you are up late Monday night or early Tuesday morning you may be treated to snow falling... but then melting. As the temperatures warm Tuesday morning the rain will melt any and all snow that may have stuck and then remain as rain through the end of the week with light hit or miss showers.
The big story for Ohio will be the winds. The winds will continue to pick up day by day and winds will reach their max of 30-40+ mph Monday night into Tuesday with gusts even stronger. You may want to check your trees now to see if there is anything you can do to help protect your house from losing electricity. This has been a hard system to pinpoint because it all depends on the track of Sandy and I will continue to monitor the track with updates through the coming days so be sure to check back in for any shifts in the forecast times and locations that may see the snow. Stay tuned and have a good one!
Andrew Buck Michael