01-23-2013, 04:57 PM
Did you end up getting snow for real? Or was the weather forecast wrong?
Originally Posted by xmastidings
Hark, Do my ears and eyes deceive me? Snow, real and actual snow that will fall from the sky and lay on the ground without melting in 2.3 seconds.... I'm in shock, It's been so long I forgot what it looked like; lol
Here this is from Foots forecast....
Winter Stormcast | Mid-Atlantic
11:00 AM 1/22/13 | Snowcover For Most Of The Mid-Atlantic?
Jack Frost has arrived bringing with him a rush of Arctic air to the mid-Atlantic, but aren’t you wondering if it is so cold, will it snow? Well the answer is, yes, at least for most of you. A snowstorm should move through the mid-Atlantic on Friday bringing moderate snow across much of the mid-Atlantic region.
Precipitation will move into West Virginia, wester...n Maryland, and western Pennsylvania early Friday morning. It will push east through the day, arriving to all areas by sundown. The snow will continue through Friday, possibly heavy at times Friday afternoon and evening. It should begin to taper off in West Virginia, western PA, and western MD around midnight Friday night. Areas further east will see snow end between midnight and sunrise Saturday morning.
Most of the mid-Atlantic is expected to see mainly snow, but some southern areas such as MD, southern Pennsylvania, DE, and southern NJ could see some mixing with sleet and freezing rain at times. This will make travel difficult as many of these areas will see the wintry mix change over to plain snow leaving a hidden layer of ice below the snow.
This system will be a high impact event and affect a large area with many metropolitan cities possibly being affected including Pittsburgh, Baltimore, Washington D.C., Philadelphia, Newark, and New York City. Road conditions will deteriorate through the day Friday leading to difficult travel Friday evening. Many areas of Pennsylvania, New York, and central New Jersey could see temperatures well below 32 degrees so as the snow melts due to the sun, the roads will quickly refreeze leading to icy roadways. Travel will be improving by Saturday morning, but with the reinforcing shot of cold air for the weekend, black ice could be an issue in many areas. Our models show total accumulations from this system of 2-4” across the mid-Atlantic. There is still some variation in the models so there could be some changes with that. Some areas including DE, NJ, and eastern MD could see some additional snowfall on top of that depending on how quickly the storm redevelops when it gets to the coast. Other areas of Pennsylvania and New York could see higher totals because temperatures could possibly be in the teens, leading to higher than normal snow to liquid ratios.