Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Start your engines

7:30 AM EST 12/6/11 Increasing probability of an early season snowstorm in portions of the Mid-Atlantic by midweek have Powderhounds and students rejoicing, teachers yearning for "just one day" and Emergency Managers hoping it'll all "just go away." Our Winter Stormcast Team, having conducted a wide-ranging collaboration last night and this morning, will be posting the latest details on this page and in the Winter Stormcast tab. Those able to appropriately access Facebook (read: not all you in school) know our reports are also available at the Mid-Atlantic Winter Stormcast Zone (facebook link). (Lead Forecasters Mike Natoli, Connor Meehan and Advisor Mr. Foot)

SYNOPSIS OF PROJECTIONS FOR DEC 7-8 STORM
A cold front moving east will modify as it approaches the coast, allowing a low pressure system to develop and ride northeast along the front. A coastal low pressure should also develop by Wednesday evening along the Virginia Capes.  Passage of the front to the coast is expected to drag much cooler air in behind on Wednesday. The coastal and inland lows may interact with cold air Wednesday night, creating a potential for snowfall in the interior Mid-Atlantic region overnight into Thursday morning.

TARGET AREAS FOR ACCUMULATING SNOWFALL
  • From the Appalachian mountains of Virginia along the I-81 corridor into Central Pennsylvania. 
  • Northeast Pennsylvania into southern New England
PRELIMINARY SNOWFALL & TIMING 
TRAFFIC & TRAVEL CONCERNS:
  • Those traveling from interior suburbs to the I-95 corridor Thursday morning may encounter significant travel delays. Light to moderate snow should be falling across the Appalachians to Northern Virginia, the panhandle of West Virginia to central PA in the pre-dawn hours.
  • Those traveling along the I-95 corridor between Richmond and Philadelphia should allow extra time for slick roads, but disruptive or plowable accumulations are not expected at this time. 
Additional reports will be posted in the Winter Stormcast Zone tab.


Lead Forecaster Mike is a senior at C. Milton Wright High School in the Harford County Public Schools and Forecaster Connor is a senior at Athloton High School in the Howard County Public Schools both in the state of Maryland. Mr. Foot is a certified Maryland Science Teacher and the Lead Advisor of Foot's Forecast.


6 comments:

Andy, Southern York County, PA said...

This is looking like a 1-3 inch event north and west of Baltimore and maybe 2-4 in the higher elevations of southern PA and Carroll to Frederick County.  The storm has a warmer look to it with the information coming in today as it tracks closer.  I still like the period from 12/14-12/20 for a possbile large scale system.  In the meantime this smaller event will be fun to track and may surprise. 

ravensbbr said...

Boo. Oh, well, can't win 'em all...

Tina said...

True, true!  BUT, there's another light glimmering in the (next week) distance!

8-)

NeedaSnowday said...

As long as we win the ONE in Febuary!!! :) ;) :)

ravensbbr said...

True. True.

Julie Ray Smith said...

whoo hooo FAITH IN THE FLAKES :-P