Well, the storm we have been discussing for a few days now is knocking on are doorstep this morning. Hopefully the early warning have allowed all of you to adjust your plans this weekend.
Lets go over the data as of this morning:
- Winter Storm Watches in effect for our entire region
- Snow begins as early as mid to late morning tomorrow in the form of light snow.
- Snow becomes heavier towards the afternoon into the overnight into Sunday AM.
- Snowfall rates exceeding 1″ per hour, combined with winds gusting to 30 mph will create localized near blizzard conditions at time.
- Snow may mix with sleet across our most southern zones, which may lower snowfall totals.
- Roads may become impassable during the height of the storm Saturday eve due to blowing snow and heavy snowfall rates.
- Accumulations of 6-12 inches, cannot rule out localized amounts in the higher elevations possibly exceeding a foot.
Safe to say if you picked December 14th as the first widespread snowfall, you may be winning the first ever HVW bumper stickers, we will review the list. We are going into storm mode and will have updates as new information becomes available.If the data remains the same we will likely be upgraded to Winter Storm Warning by this evening.