Saturday, March 23, 2013
Sunday's Snow Storm
Above is the NAM model on the right and the GFS on the left. GFS is still going with the most southerly track, but it normally pulls north with the model runs just before the storm hits... not too concerned with that. NAM seems to be super excited for the snow, so tone that down a bit too.
Timing of the snow: The leading edge will likely start off as a wintry mix on Sunday then transition over to snow as temperatures cool through the lower atmosphere. It will start near Cincinnati near daybreak and arrive to Dayton mid morning and then Columbus by noon or shortly after. The key thing to watch (especially across the south) is when it switches back to snow. If it stays as rain most of the day and overnight into Monday then you may be looking at even less than the 2-4". The snow will continue fairly steady overnight and come down heavy at times, especially across Western Ohio. By Monday morning most of the snow will have already fallen, but we will still see lighter snow showers throughout the day. Most of the snow will push out by Monday evening with only a few flurries left around Tuesday. The good news is that temperatures will be warming toward the end of the week, but not warm enough for a quick melt. Stay safe, spread the word of the coming snow (or share the link to this blog), and as always, have a good one!
Andrew Buck Michael
P.S. I will be using #OHSpringSnow on Twitter, Instagram, and Vine... so be sure to use it!