A storm (maybe) this Sunday (maybe)

As I have been telling people this whole week, meteorology is just  bunch of maybes.

After one of the most epic busts in recent memory from the last storm, we look ahead to our next snow chance: Sunday the 19th. Yes, the best case scenario (if you want snow) would be a 15-20 incher with a full blown blizzard. I’d say the chance of this happening is fairly low at the moment. Right now we are looking at a 6-10 incher with less wind.

One thing is for sure: WE WON”T GET RAIN!! The setup of this low pressure with blocking highs in Onterio prevents this thing from going inland. Like always we have TWO scenarios. The first takes the low up the coast as a nor-easter snowstorm giving us a good deal of snow. The second scenario sends the low out to sea, giving us a bright and sunny Sunday.

Right now most models are going with a coastal solution, hence the reason I am writing this post:

GFS 12z: This model is showing a major snowstorm (12-20 inches) for our area:

Major Snowstorm Solution

There are many other possibilities for this storm. The image above I would call the best case scenario for a snowstorm.

Here are the two possible tracks:

Two Tracks for Upcoming Storm
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