Good morning! Flakes in the forecast ... Sorry
I really hate to do this to you while we're still dealing with that mess outside. But there are more snowflakes in our forecast. Really.
The National Weather Service, is calling for a 30 percent chance of snow developing Sunday night and continuing (50 percent chance) into Monday, Presidents' Day. Here's how they're describing it four days out:
"THE NEXT SHOT AT PRECIPITATION ACROSS THE [FORECAST AREA] IS IN THE LATE SUNDAY/MONDAY TIME FRAME AS LOW PRESSURE APPROACHES FROM THE LOWER MISSISSIPPI
RIVER VALLEY ... PRECIP SHOULD BEGIN TO OVERSPREAD THE SOUTHWEST PORTIONS OF THE [FORECAST AREA] LATE SUNDAY AND SPREAD NORTHEAST OVERNIGHT AHEAD OF A WARM FRONT.
"THE LOW CENTER SHOULD CROSS THE MID ATLANTIC ON MONDAY...ACCOMPANIED BY THE MID LEVEL LOW CENTER. TEMPERATURES AT THIS TIME LOOK COLD ENOUGH FOR THE PRECIPITATION TYPE TO BE ALL SNOW...BUT THIS COULD CHANGE WITH THE TRACK/TIMING OF THE LOW CENTER."
And that's it from Sterling. Way too soon for NWS predictions on snow accumulations. Here's how AccuWeather.com's MeteoMadness blogger Henry Margusity calls it. (Parenthetical words are mine, for clarification.)
"Clipper comes down late [in] the weekend and early next week. Clipper will spread snow from the Midwest to the Mid-Atlantic. GFS [a computer model that did well with the last storm] blows the storm up Monday night and hits Maryland, southern PA, northern Virginia and NJ with more snow. Looks like a 4-8 incher this time. It does want to take the snow up to New England, but given the block and the lack of storms into New England, I am not ready for that yet.... I am confident that places that have been getting the snow will once again get the snow..."
Mr. Foot and his weary student crew have not yet weighed in on the Presidents' Day storm. We all hope to hear from them when they regroup.
Stay tuned for the latest numbers on the Feb. 9-10 storm, and the season to date.
(SUN PHOTO/JammieCam photo by Frank Roylance/Morning on the WeatherDeck)