WEDNESDAY AM BLOG: ALL ABOUT THE SNOW, COLD

GOOD MORNING!

Lots to talk about today so let’s get right to it. Arctic air is dropping into the region this morning and while it is cold here, it’s worse to our west:

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As the arctic front cruises east today, snow showers and squalls will get going. The most frequent activity looks to be this afternoon and evening. Here’s a 24-hour future radar taking us through early tomorrow morning:

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IMPACTS

This will be one of those situations where white outs will be possible and conditions can change rapidly. If you are going to be out and about this afternoon, be weather aware. The visibility could lower quickly and the road could go from fine to not so good in short order. Thankfully, any intense snow will not last all that long in any one spot.

TIMING

The snow squall parameter is pretty impressive this afternoon into early this evening, showing squalls moving from NW to SE across the Valley (purple colors). The window for the most frequent snow showers and squalls will be about 2pm-5pm.

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There is a small chance for thunder and lightning too.

AMOUNTS

There will be additional scattered snow showers through tonight and early tomorrow but intense squalls are much less likely. This map covers the next 24 hours:

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Note: With snow squalls there can be “surprises” in some spots in the 1-3″ zone. Can some place get 4″ or so if the most intense squall moves overhead? Sure. But 1-3″ will be a good “general rule”.

WIND CHILLS

Wind chills will probably drop into the zero to 5 below range later tonight and early tomorrow.

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WEATHER FOR WEATHER GEEKS: 

The Valley’s most detailed weather forecast is “Weather For Weather Geeks”! This evening’s video will have a thorough update on the coldest weather of the season (the weekend) along with a couple of additional chances for snow before a thaw arrives next week.  Weather For Weather Geeks will be on ericwfmj.com and wfmj.com/weather as well as the WFMJ app by 8:00pm.

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Head to your favorite app store and get the Valley’s most accurate forecast in your pocket!

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