Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Winter Storm Watch New Years Day/Thursday

A series of clipper snows have affected northern Ohio over the last 24 hours which amounts to several very dry inches of accumulation. Most of this will move out later today.

The bigger snow system is developing now...CURRENT RADAR LOOP HERE

The initial push of light snow will approach later tonight and early Wednesday. Accumulations through noon tomorrow will be around an inch or two. The storm itself begins to rotate southeast then more due east. It will take a while for the snow to converge along the front. Once that happens, the heaviest snow will affect northern Ohio Wednesday evening and overnight.

Winter Storm Watch in effect from Wednesday 7AM to Thursday 7AM for the following counties:

A WINTER STORM WATCH means there may be hazardous winter weather due to heavy snow. Heavy snow means 7 INCHES OR MORE of accumulation in 24 hours or less. They are issued at least 12 hours (sometimes 24-36 hours) before the hazardous winter weather is expected to begin. 

When the storm becomes imminent (inside 12 hours of occurring) or has a high probability of occurring, watches are upgraded to a "WARNING" which was done yesterday for select counties.

Initial snowfall projections are as follows. The track of the storm and its speed will determine if these numbers need to be adjusted later today and this evening.

1 comment:

Chris Hall said...

With the bitter cold predicted for next week, I remember owning a bar in 1994, when there was a stretch of sub zero cold. I couldn't get a beer delivery because the beer was freezing on the trucks. Now that's cold! As I recall, we had a 24 hour plus stretch of temps that didn't go above zero.