Quick Update for Next Week's Storm(s)
In my last post I mentioned that we'll have a few waves of snow showers pass through the area Thursday and Friday. Well, it's still passing through, and looks to give everyone in Central Ohio about an inch (with other places, like north of Columbus, seeing a little bit more. I'll update tomorrow with the 72 hour total here in South Bloomfield, but I look for it to be no more than an inch.
It's been a cloudy past couple days with this large low pressure dominating the pattern, and that looks to hold tight through the weekend. However, past that...
Computer models still aren't in agreement with the track and intensity of this midweek storm... or if it'll only be one storm. Right now it appears that the main system will be a Gulf Coast low that will eventually ride up the east coast or pass on out to sea. That low pressure won't be bringing us the snow, but models have began to suggest a secondary low building north and west:
Possible storm midweek
This looks like the classic double barrel low that normally brings us a decent 4" snow around here. If this scenario develops, the backside low would stay north of the jet, leaving us with an all snow event.
I hate to even mention it since it's so far out, but long range models have been hinting for a couple days at a massive Northern Plains storm. It even suggests we would stay all snow for that event, but given the current forecasted track that would take it well north of our area, I suspect this is overdone on the early model runs.
As you can tell, it's a fairly slow start to January, so we're having to over think every blip we see on the models. We'll have a big one soon enough...
UPDATE: Sunday, January 9th:
From January 6th through 8th we got a total of 1" of snow here in South Bloomfield from a broad low pressure that spun multiple waves of light snow over the area. While it wasn't much, that still caused some problems on the road and gave us a nice coating that probably won't go away for a while due to the cold temps. In fact, those totals look to get multiplied over the coming days with more storms on the way. More on that later.
Winter Weather Advisories- 4
Winter Storm Warnings- 1
Ice Storm Warnings- 0
Blizzard Warnings- 0
Freezing Rain Advisories- 0
Winter Storm Watches- 0
Wind Chill Advisories- 0
Wind Chill Warnings- 0
Blowing Snow Advisory- 0
November: 0" (Predicted: 0")
December: 7.0" (Predicted: 7.0")
January: 1" (Predicted: 1")
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