Snow Looms In Very Cold Weather Pattern
The National Weather Service has expanded the Winter Storm Watch area in areas around the Washington DC Baltimore area as the colder model trends of the last 24 hours continue with the occasional hiccup here and there. I'm not making any general changes to my overall forecast which basically is for 12 inches or more for a relatively large area from Washington DC to New England. Weather models today have variations on who gets the heaviest snow with some models throwing out some very high top numbers like the latest Canadian model as an example.
The Canadian buries South Central and Southeastern Pennsylvania northeastward to NYC and Western Connecticut. Other models generally lay down a 12 to 18 inch snowfall through most of the area. This is almost impossible to figure since each model keys on the heavier precipitation to be in one place or another. Could there be some very high amounts? Sure there could be but calling top side is almost impossible given all the local climate effects, mountians, valleys, flat lands, coastal plain etc. So the best thing is anticipate a foot or more and if you wind up with much more...well it should not be a surprise...READ MORE AT http://www.meteorologistjoecioffi.com/index.php/2017/03/12/snow-looms-cold-weather-pattern/