Meteorologist Mark’s Wx Blog for Mon., Feb. 1

Headlines 

Light snow continues today

The next storm system arrives Thursday

Colder air by the end of the weekend

Meteorologist Mark’s Wx Vlog 

48-Hour WX

Seven-Day Forecast

Daily Forecast Summary

Today: Mostly cloudy, with light snow. Light accumulation is possible. Breezy.

Tuesday: Clouds gradually clear out. Breezy.

Wednesday: Partly cloudy.

Thursday: Clouds thickening, with showers possible by afternoon/evening.

Friday: Chance showers.

Saturday: Chance rain and snow.

Sunday: Flurries. Colder.

48-Hour Precip Forecast

Meteorologist Mark’s Wx Concerns

Snow will continue through the day, with many areas picking up a bit more snow.

Meteorologist Mark’s Snow Day Forecast

With snow continuing today and temps staying below freezing, most roads will improve little today.

Meteorologist Mark’s Wx Discussion

Today’s snowfall will remain light, for the most part, across the region. Some snow showers could put down some quick burst of snow from time to time, but most of the snow should stay on the lighter side.

The next storm system arrives Thursday with rain. By Friday, the forecast becomes a bit more uncertain. Colder air and precip will play cat-n-mouse again and it’s hard to say how much wintry precip, if any, that we will get from this. I’ll keep an eye on things.

Guidance has struggled with what happens later in the weekend. Some models wanted to blast a very strong arctic front through here Sunday and others did not. Now, the others are starting to agree. We could be in for the coldest air of the season by Sunday night! I wouldn’t be surprised to see Monday morning lows in the single digits. We may squeeze some light snow out of that cold air. Stay tuned.

On This Day in Wx History

1951 – The greatest ice storm of record in the U.S. produced glaze up to four inches thick from Texas to Pennsylvania causing twenty-five deaths, 500 serious injuries, and 100 million dollars damage. Tennessee was hardest hit by the storm. Communications and utilities were interrupted for a week to ten days.

Almanac

Yesterday’s National Temperature Extremes

High: 85° at Falcon Lake, Texas 

Low: -32° at Peter Sinks, Utah

Today’s National Wx Hazards

A major winter storm is blasting the Northeast with snow today. New York City could get 18-24 inches of snow! What a storm! In fact, the winter storm is affecting much of the eastern US today with cold temps and accumulating snowfall. On the other end of the country, heavy snow can be found in the mountains of northern California.

Tomorrow’s National Wx Hazards

Snow continues in the Appalachians and all the way to Maine. Very heavy snow will fall across New England, with a nasty winter mix for coastal areas. Meanwhile, another storm system organizes over the Pacific Northwest, with more snowfall for the mountains. That snow will be quite heavy for the mountains of Oregon.

 Weather Shots

Snow will be piling up in New York City today! A total of 18-24 inches is possible! Photo by @Travfed.

NASA Nerdology 

On this day in 2003, 7 astronauts died when the space shuttle Columbia disintegrated at an altitude of 203,000 feet in the skies over Texas just 16 minutes before it was scheduled to land in Florida following a 16-day mission. Never forget.

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