Week in Review: 2/8/10-2/14/10

Monday: Monday was one of the best days of the week to just go outside and prepare for the Wednesday storm. No clouds in the sky with light winds made for a picture perfect winter day

Tuesday: Tuesday morning was sunny and cold with lows in the teens. As the day progressed, skies became cloudier and eventually by nighttime snow started to fall.

Wednesday: If anyone dared to go outside on Wednesday (like I did) they would be hit by 35 mph winds and whiteout conditions. 16-25 inches of snow fell on Wednesday, shutting down schools, businesses, and government offices up and down the I-95 corridor. There were 400,00 power outages across the area with the m

Thursday: The day after was devoted for cleanup and plowing. Many schools were closed yet again because many people were still either snowed in or without power. Sunny skies prevailed as Thursday came to an end.

Friday: Friday was a beautiful day with clear and sunny skies until nighttime. Many people finally made it out of their homes. Businesses and schools were almost back to normal. The winds also died down on Friday

Saturday:  Cloudy skies were pretty much the dominating feature on Saturday as a low pressure system passed to the south of us. Still cold, but the snowpack from the last two storms finally started to melt.

Sunday: Sunday was an average winter day. It was cold, partly cloudy, and a little breezy. The big talk on Sunday was the next clipper storm set to come into our area Monday Night. NWS (National Weather Service) also issued a Winter Storm Watch on Sunday with predicted totals of 4-8 inches.

Here is an overview temperature and precipitation wise for the coverage area:

Total Precip:

Total Precipitation in Inches for the Week

Temperature compared to normal for the past week:

Temperature Compared to Normal for 2/8/10-2/14/10

Forecast for Monday Feb 15 and Beyond

Hello everyone, sorry for the late forecast, pretty busy tonight:

Overnight: Clear skies for the most part Low 18

Tomorrow: Mostly sunny in the morning making way to cloudy skies by the afternoon Hi 32

Tomorrow Night:  Snow arriving after 7:00 PM, continuing through the night Low 27

Tuesday: Morning snow tapering off by the afternoon Hi 33 Low 22

Wednesday: Mostly sunny, nice day for some of that snowpack to melt! Hi 35 Low 21

Coming up tomorrow morning on the Philaburbia Weather Blog: The past week in review, new revelations (if any) on the next storm, and the daily forecast.

Snow Map for the Clipper Storm on Tuesday

Hi everyone, its Jason Hirsch.  It looks like this clipper storm will be giving us a general 3-6 inches of snow. I lowered the totals because it now looks like we may get a wintry mix for a time during the storm. I am still not sure how this storm will play out  because the weather models have been placing the low all over the place recently.

Here is my guess of how this storm will affect the area: Expect the snow to arrive Monday night at around 9:30. At times overnight the snow will become steady. It should be out of the area by 2:00 PM Tuesday. This is nothing compared to what we just had on Wednesday, but will still be troubling for the morning commute on Tuesday. Will students get off from school Tuesday? I have a feeling most schools will be delayed. In the areas with the most snow I would expect most schools in that area to be shut down for the day….

Here is the snow map I made for the storm. Note that this map is just my opinion:

Clipper Storm Snow Map

A winter storm watch has also been issued for counties north of Philadelphia. Here is the map of that from NOAA:

Winter Storm Watch Map