Forecast for Tuesday the 23rd and Beyond

Here is the forecast:

Tonight: Mix changing to freezing rain, then to just plain rain. Winter Weather Advisory out for Bucks, Montgomery, Hunterdon, and Somerset for the risk of ice.  Low 33

Tomorrow: Drizzle and occasional steady rain throughout the day. Warmer. Hi 41

Tomorrow Night: Intermittent snow and rain showers; little or no accumulation Low 32

Wednesday: Becoming mostly cloudy after the morning… nice day to take a break from the precipitation falling from the sky. Hi 43 Low 30

Thursday: Chance of snow showers after noon. Becoming steady by nighttime. Possible Blizzard at night. Hi 36 Low 27

Coming tomorrow: Will the NAM model verify its blizzard scenario for the area on Thursday night/Friday? Updates on the unsettled weather, and the forecast.

Update on the Surprise Snowfall Tonight

The surprise bursts of snow which have been moving through the area is a real nice surprise. I do think that it will turn to rain by midnight tonight, but at least we’re getting SOME snow. Accumulations should be low even though it’s really coming down. There is a winter weather advisory for Bucks, Mont, Hunterdon, and Somerset. The NWS posted this not because of the snow, but for the freezing rain which will be moving through the area tonight. We could see a 1/10″ of ice on trees and streets by morning. Tomorrow will be damp and raw, as the 1st system moves out and another one moves in

Here is a preview of the next potential storm for some snow on Thursday Night/Friday… its really looking strong (15-20 inches of snow possibly!!!!):

Crazy big storm coming our way

The Past Week in Review

Welcome to the second weekly “week in review” post from Philaburbia Weather. We will start with last Monday and go to Sunday:

Monday the 15th: Clouds prevailed on Monday with a clipper system moving in during the night. Accumulations ranged from 1-3 inches of new snow on top of the foot of snow we had already.

Tuesday the 16th: Snow lasted in the morning fairly hard in places. Didn’t really stick to the streets, so traffic was steady throughout the day. Stayed cloudy into the afternoon and eventually we saw some sun by sunset.

Wednesday the 17th: Wednesday was plagued by some hit and miss snow showers in the area. If you weren’t under any showers, you had sunny skies with a brisk wind.

Thursday the 18th: The highs reached into the 40s on Thursday with pure sunshine. There was some gradual snow-melt also occuring on this day as we started the slow process of melting the snow.

Friday the 19th: Friday was mostly sunny and a little breezy. Temperatures we comfortable though with the high reaching once again into the 40s.

Saturday the 20th: Wind and sun prevailed once again on Saturday as for the third straight day, highs made it into the 40s. By this time, the snow-pack from the past few weeks was down a few hearty inches.

Sunday the 21st: Sunday was the warmest day of the week with highs in the mid 40s. Once again pure sunlight was in control for the entire day.

Here are some temp. and precip maps from the past week:

Temperature Compared to Normal for 2/15-2/21

And the total precip map from the past week (not that exciting because we didn’t get too much precip):

Total Precipitation for 2/15-2/21