Be careful out there today and bundle up!
Another winter storm coming tomorrow
Another mixed bag of precip
Meteorologist Mark’s Wx Vlog
Daily Forecast Summary
Today: Mostly cloudy, with snow flurries. Bitter cold.
Wednesday: Mostly cloudy, with snow and sleet possible by afternoon. Accumulation should be very light, if any. A wintry mix likely overnight with accumulation likely.
Thursday: Mainly plain rain. Rain ends as light snow, with possible light accumulation.
Friday: Mostly cloudy, with snow flurries.
Saturday: Mostly sunny.
48-Hour Precip Forecast
Meteorologist Mark’s Wx Concerns
I hope you find this timeline helpful! I will update this as we go through the day and as we get closer to the event. This is a good starting point and my confidence is rather high in this working out. Keep in mind that some of you will stay colder longer (typical colder spots) and have higher impacts for a longer period of time. This timeline is flexible by at least a couple of hours within each timeframe, so take the exact timeframes with a grain of salt.
Precip will begin as snow and sleet. Accumulation is likely.
Snow and sleet will transition to freezing rain and sleet. Light accumulation is expected.
Ice impacts are expected mainly for sidewalks, steps, bridges and roads. Minimal impacts are expected for trees and powerlines.
Precip will transition back to light snow, much like what we saw with this last system, with light accumulation likely.
Meteorologist Mark’s Snow Day Forecast
I will tackle this in a later update today. Right now, I’m about 100% sure there will not be school in Putnam and Overton Counties on Wednesday.
Meteorologist Mark’s Wx Discussion
I’ll not take too much time in this section, as I will be elaborating in later posts today and tomorrow about what my thoughts are. It is looking more and more like many of us will avoid a major winter storm, as warm air is pushed into our region just as the heaviest precip arrives. If any of that changes, impacts will change. Stay tuned.
On This Day in Wx History
1999- Lightning hits the Coffee County Consolidated Communications Center in Manchester, and knocks out emergency 911 calls for about an hour. The center also handles dispatch calls for area law enforcement, fire, and ambulance services. Emergency calls have to be routed through the jail. This is the second time in 12 years the center is struck by lightning.
*31* Days until Spring
Yesterday’s National Temperature Extremes
High: 91° at Palm Beach Gardens, Florida
Low: -46° at Ely, Minnesota
Today’s National Wx Hazards
The last winter storm moves through New England, while the next one moves into the southern plains. More snow can be found across the northwestern US.
Tomorrow’s National Wx Hazards
Severe thunderstorms threaten the northern Gulf Coast, while a wintry mix of precip affects much of the Midsouth and southern plains. That wintry weather also affects the Midwest. More snowflakes are flying across the Rockies.