Minor Snow on Wednesday; Starting to See Transition to Winter in the Long Range

Models have been agreeing on a small system moving through the area Wednesday afternoon. As of right now, the snow showers should start sometime after midday and continue into the late afternoon before tapering off. Because the snow will fall during the day, roads will be wet and the snow will only accumulate on grassy surfaces. I am calling for at most an inch of snow on the grass by Wednesday evening. Once again, nothing to worry about.

NAM Feb 8th Snow

In the longer range, the prospects for snow have been looking extremely promising. Next week will be cold and dry. The setup will not be favorable for rainy/snowy days. But…. the forecast models, as well as the telecommunications, have been showing a stormier setup the week after Presidents Day weekend. The cold air will be in place; all we need is a buckle in the jet, favorable high positioning, and a storm for snow.

I know it has been an extremely disappointing winter for the “snow-geese”. Personally, I was looking forward for some fun in the snow my senior year of high school (as well as some snow days). But, some things do not work out. Many meteorologists have been on their heels this winter, including me. Many storms have not turned out to be as expected, and the cold air just hasn’t shown up for the party. Late February and March will hopefully be an exciting end to the 2011-2012 winter.

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