A large area of rain and snow has been impacting California over the past few days. One of the pieces of energy is expected to break free Wednesday and move out of the West under the ridge that is building. While the ridge is building in the West, a trough is building in the East. This trough along with blocking in Canada will cause the storm to be pushed south. This may cause snow to break out in areas like Kentucky, Illinois, and Tennessee. Once the storm hits the coast it will begin cyclogenesis. This cyclogenesis means the storm will begin to rapidly strengthen. This rapidly strengthening storm may cause a blizzard to affect regions from Virginia to Maine. There is one possibility that would only cause a minor storm though. If the trough and blocking doesn't push the storm down south as much the storm will continue a bee line to the coast. If the storm takes this bee line it appears the storm will go straight out to sea. This would means there would only be a couple of inches in the Mid-Atlantic rather than possibly a foot or two. Stay tuned through the week for more details.
Tuesday: Partly to mostly cloudy with a chance of snow showers. Windy with wind chills ranging from 5-18 degrees. Winds blowing 20-30 mph with 45 mph gusts. High near 28 degrees. Low temperatures dropping down to around 14 with wind chills dipping down to near or just below zero. Wednesday: Partly cloudy and cold. Windy with wind chills in the teens. Winds blowing 15-25 mph with gusts to 35 mph. High near 31 degrees. Low temperatures falling to around 15. Thursday: Cloudy with a chance of snow. Cold with a high near 32 degrees. Breezy with winds ranging from 10-20 mph. Chance of snow 40%. Up to 3 inches of snow possible. Low around 22. Friday: Partly cloudy and a little warmer. High temperature around 39 degrees. Winds 5-10 mph. Low falling to around 27. Saturday: Mostly clear becoming mostly cloudy in the afternoon. Cold with a high near 37 degrees. Low temperature around 25. Sunday: Cloudy with possible blizzard conditions. Cold with a high near 35 degrees. Very windy. Winds should range from 25-35 mph with gusts to 50 mph. Chance of snow 50%. Up to a foot of snow may fall. Low temperature around 23. Monday: Mostly cloudy with snow showers possible throughout the day. Cold with a high near 31 degrees. Windy. Winds should range from 20-30 mph with gusts to 40 mph. Chance of snow 40%. Up to an additional inch of snow may fall. Wind chills should dip down to the teens. Low falling to around 17.
There have been a few changes since I last updated the Winter Forecast: End of November- Very cold temperatures with a few snow showers. Expect Thanksgiving to have temperatures that may not get out of the lower 40s. December-Wide variation with temperatures but most of the month will be very cold. December will be the snowiest month of the winter. Expect a possible white Christmas. January- Wide variation in temperatures. Expect the beginning of the month to be the coldest and snowiest with the end of the month being warmer with more of a wintry mess with ice and mix events. February- Warmer than average temperatures. Expect the beginning of the month to have a few wintry events. The end of the month should be mostly rain with possibly some wet snow. March- Average temperatures. There may be a possible end of the season snowstorm.
For the next several weeks temperatures will be on a rollercoaster ride. Temperatures now are in the 70s with a possible warm up to the 80s over the next few days. After this a large area of cold air will be dipping down to the Northeastern States where for a few days high temperatures could be in the 60s. After this the trough will begin to move off the coast. As the trough moves out a warm up will follow with temperatures reaching the 80s again. Along with the warm up a possible major hurricane could head towards the East Coast. At this point it is still 10 days out so many things can change. Stay tuned for more updates over the upcoming days or tune into my Facebook page for constant updates.
Hurricane Earl will give our area a very close call with some very dangerous conditions possible. If Earl tracks off shore large waves, dangerous rip currents, beach erosion, and coastal flooding will occur at the beaches. If the hurricane makes landfall we can expect winds of possibly above 100 mph, very heavy rain, severe coastal flooding, and waves up to 30 feet.
ScienceDaily (Aug. 13, 2010) — Two U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) scientists have created new maps of Chesapeake Bay forested wetlands that are about 30 percent more accurate than existing maps. For more details on this story go to this URL: http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2010/08/100813110227.htm
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Friday: Partly to mostly cloudy with a slight chance of rain: High 84. Low 67. Saturday: Partly cloudy with a high near 86. Low of around 69. Sunday: Partly cloudy with a high of around 83. Low near 66. Monday: Partly to mostly cloudy with a slight chance of rain. High 87. Low 71. Tuesday: Partly to mostly cloudy with a chance of rain. High 85. Low 70. Wednesday: Mostly cloudy with a chance of rain. High 86. Low 68. Thursday: Mostly cloudy with a chance of rain. High 83. Low 66. Friday; Cloudy with a chance of heavy rain. High 80. Low 67. Saturday: Sunny with a high near 82. Low of around 70. Sunday: Sunny with a high near 84. Low 71. Monday: Partly cloudy. High 86. Low 73. Tuesday: Partly to mostly cloudy with a slight chance of rain. High 87. Low 71. Wednesday: Partly cloudy. High 88. Low 74. Thursday. Partly cloudy with a slight chance of rain. Watch the tropics. High 87. Low 71. Friday: Partly cloudy with a slight chance of rain. Watch the tropics. High 88. Low 73. Saturday: Partly to mostly cloudy with a chance of rain. Watch the tropics. High 86. Low 72.
ScienceDaily (Aug. 2, 2010) — Their legend has inspired generations of mountaineers since their ill-fated attempt to climb Everest over 80 years ago, and now a team of scientists believe they have discovered another important part of the puzzle as to why George Mallory and Andrew Irvine never returned from their pioneering expedition.
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ScienceDaily (July 26, 2010) — The memory of last winter's blizzards may be fading in this summer's searing heat, but scientists studying them have detected a perfect storm of converging weather patterns that had little relation to climate change. The extraordinarily cold, snowy weather that hit parts of the U.S. East Coast and Europe was the result of a collision of two periodic weather patterns in the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans, a new study in the journal Geophysical Research Letters finds.
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Tremors from a 5.0 earthquake in Canada were felt from all the way down here in Western Massachusetts on Wednesday afternoon.
Although Springfield is over 350 miles from the quake's epicenter outside Ottawa, Canada, the quake caused minor disruptions throughout the Pioneer Valley. GO TO THIS HYPERLINK FOR THE REST OF THE STORY:http://www.masslive.com/news/index.ssf/2010/06/wednesdays_earthquake_felt_fro.html
A storm that has been monitored the past week continues to produce a disorganized area of showers and thunderstorms. The storm is currently moving just south of Puerto Rico and is expected to impact the hard hit earthquake ravaged Haiti. Many residents in Haiti are still homeless from the earthquake back in January. The rain from this disturbance should cause flooding. This flooding could cause a very rough time for the still hundreds if not thousands of people homeless. After the storm impacts Haiti expect it to continue to move east possibly strengthening to a strong tropical storm. After this the disturbance has two different tracks it could take. The storm possibly could move across Cuba which would drastically weaken the storm. The other track would take it between the Yucatan and Cuba. This track would be a worst case scenario as the storm if it stays over open warm waters could turn into a hurricane that would track right through the oil spill. If the storm does this and causes a large surge on the oil ravaged beaches and coastal towns it may cause the clean up to take a decade as they would then have to clean oil out of the land and water supplies.
Weather History1835 - A tornado tore through the center of New Brunswick NJ killing five persons and scattering debris as far as Manhattan Island. The tornado provided the first opportunity for scientists to study firsthand the track of such a storm. (David Ludlum) 1938 - A cloudburst near Custer Creek, MT, (near Miles City) caused a train wreck killing forty-eight persons. An estimated four to seven inches of rain deluged the head of the creek that evening, and water flowing through the creek weakened the bridge. As a result, a locomotive and seven passenger cars plunged into the swollen creek. One car, a tourist sleeper, was completely submerged. (David Ludlum) 1972 - Hurricane Agnes moved onshore near Cape San Blas FL with wind gusts to 80 mph, and exited Maine on the 26th. There were 117 deaths, mainly due to flooding from North Carolina to New York State, and total damage was estimated at more than three billion dollars. Up to 19 inches of rain deluged western Schuylkill County PA. The rains of Hurricane Agnes resulted in one of the greatest natural disasters in U.S. history. Agnes caused more damage than all other tropical cyclones in the previous six years combined (which included Celia and Camille). (David Ludlum) (The Weather Channel)
What killed sperm whale found in Gulf by NOAA ship? - Yahoo! NewsWASHINGTON — A National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration ship has discovered the first dead sperm whale since the April 22 BP oil blowout, but scientists said the whale was too badly decomposed to be able to determine whether oil was the cause of its death. The whale's body was found Tuesday 77 miles south of the spill by the ship Pisces, NOAA said in a statement late Wednesday night. Researchers still were trying to determine whether it drifted after death from oil-contaminated waters.
At least 136 dead or missing in China floods - Yahoo! News Floods and landslides across southern China have killed at least 88 people and left 48 missing in a week, Xinhua news agency said on Saturday. Torrential downpours triggered flash floods, inundated crops, disrupted traffic and telecommunications, forcing the evacuation of 757,000 people, the Ministry of Civil Affairs said in a statement, Xinhua reported.
Weeks of 6/19-7/4 Saturday: Sunny with a high near 88. Low 70 Sunday: Partly Cloudy with a high near 97. Low 73 Monday: Sunny with a high near 90. Low 71 Tuesday: Sunny with a high near 99. Low 75 Wednesday: Partly Cloudy with a slight chance of isolated thunderstorms. High 87. Low 66 Thursday: Partly Cloudy with a high near 92. Low 69. Friday: Sunny with a high near 86. Low 66. Saturday: Sunny with a high near 84. Low 63. Sunday: Partly Cloudy with a high near 91. Low 70 Monday: Blazing hot with a high near 100. Low 80. Tuesday: Sunny with a high near 99. Low 71. Wednesday: Scattered thunderstorms with a high near 90. Low 69. Thursday: Partly Cloudy with a high near 92. Low 70. Friday: Sunny with a high near 89. Low 68. Saturday: Sunny with a high near 91. Low 70. July 4th: Sunny with a high near 89. Low 67.
Over the next several weeks we will be entering a very wet and stormy pattern. Many storms will be going cross-country affecting areas from California to the Mid-Atlantic and Northeast. Some of these storms will also be very big producing a lot of rain in California and in the Rockies. After the storms move from the West and enter the Plains you can expect many outbreaks of severe weather. These outbreaks will spread to the East Coast and could affect millions of people. There will be some weeks where some places have four to five straight days of some sort of heavy rain. This kind of rain could cause flooding. One possible big outbreak of severe weather will start Friday in the Northern Plains and Mid-West. This storm will continue east through Sunday and continue to produce storms strong enough to produce hail, damaging winds, and tornadoes. Along with the stormy weather there will be very warm conditions moving into the Southwest. The weather could be so warm that places in Texas at the end of this week could reach one hundred and five degrees. Also some of this heat could filter east and bring temperature in the 80s and 90s to areas in the Mid-Atlantic. So stay tuned as the heat and storms continue to affect the U.S. Also come back here tomorrow to see a map of areas I believe have a high chance of tropical storms impacting this year.
Weather lately around the Delmarva has been pretty quiet lately. This weather pattern will continue through this week and possibly next. The warm weather will also continue through Saturday. This is when a cold front will come sliding through the region. Temperatures ranging in the lower to mid 80's this week should slip down possibly a good 20 degrees. This cool down should not last long as another warm up will be coming in at the end of next week. Along with the warm up there is a possibility of severe weather. Stay tuned to Delmar weather for another update in a couple of days.
This storm as it moves across the country will spark the first major outbreak of severe weather. With any storms you can expect to see dangerous cloud to ground lightning, large hail, damaging winds, and large tornadoes.
Over the next couple of weeks the Mid-Atlantic will not see very much sunlight! Storm after storm will be coming across the country and impacting the weather. Several lows a week will give us dreary weather almost every day of the next two weeks. Along with all the rain there will be a warm up. Temperatures now only in the 60s could reach the 90s in the beginning of May. Any rain and clouds though could drop the temperatures a few degrees as there would not be as much radiative heating. The moist air will also cause the weather to feel very humid making it feel uncomfortable outside. Some days along with the just plain rain will also see some strong storms. Those details I will get into as the storms get closer. With all this rain we could potentially see several inches of rain over the next couple of weeks. So stay tuned as I will have more information as the situation unfolds.
A line of strong to severe thunderstorms is moving northeast through central Virginia. These storms should be approaching the Delmarva in the next couple of hours. Be prepared for strong damaging winds, large hail, and isolated tornadoes.
Tomorrow there will be some crazy weather on the Delmarva. The first severe weather event of the year will occur as a cold front slams through the region. The biggest threats tomorrow will be large hail and damaging winds. Some isolated tornadoes will also occur as conditions will be ripe for some bad storms. These storms will strengthen even more by daytime heating as temperatures will once again soar into the 80s. So stay tuned as I will have constant updates tomorrow as the severe weather unfolds.
Today- Sunny with a high temperature around 70 degrees. Saturday- Warm and sunny with a high near 75 degrees. Sunday- Warm and sunny with a high near 73 degrees. Monday- T-storms with a high near 65 degrees. Some of the storms could be severe. It is possible these storm will have hail, cloud-to-ground lightning, and damaging straight line winds with them. Tuesday- Cloudy with a few showers from time to time. High 67 degrees. Wednesday- Mostly Sunny with a high near 69 degrees. Thursday- Sunny with a high near 70 degrees.
With the weakening El Nino impacting the world the North Atlantic can expect a higher than average hurricane season. Shear this year will be lessened and Saharan dust will also this year as an effect from the El Nino dying out. Sea surface temperatures will also be normal or slightly above normal this year. This means the U.S will have to watch the Atlantic closely this year. Many storms could impact the Atlantic and Gulf Coastal States this year. From the Delmarva to the Florida Coast is the most likely to be impacted with storms this year. While the Gulf will be impacted by some storms I believe with the storms forming closer to the U.S that the strongest of the storms will hit the East Coast. Number of Tropical Systems: 18 Number of Hurricanes: 7 Number of Major Hurricanes: 4 Number of Tropical Systems to impact the East Coast: 10 Number of Hurricanes to impact the East Coast: 4 Number of Major Hurricanes to impact the East Coast: 2
The beginning of the large storm that is going to be impacting us this weekend has reached our area. Light to moderate rain has fallen across the Delmarva this morning with more to come. The rain should continue through today and last until Sunday. Tonight and Saturday rain could be falling down in buckets as the low pressure appoaches the area. Thunderstorms could also occur which will make the rainfall amounts even higher. Rainfall totals will range from 2.5-5 inches with locally higher amounts. This amount of rain will cause flooding of small streams and possibly even large rivers. The small streams could begin to flood as early as this evening. Large rivers if they do begin to flood will begin tomorrow afternoon as the runoff from the heaviest rain begins to drain in them. If you live near a stream or river you need to prepare now. The best thing for you to do is to get sandbags to protect your house from flooding. Flooding will not only be restricted to near rivers and streams. Many roads could become impassible from the flood waters. Remember if you come up to a flooded road to turn around and don't drown. Also remember to prepare for the worst and hope for the best. More details will be coming in as the day progresses so I will have a new post this evening.
With their still being moist ground from all the recent snow and rain storms, more rain is not what we need. That is though exactly what we are going to get. Starting tomorrow rain should begin in the morning and slowly get heavier throughout the day. By tomorrow night rain will be coming down heavily. Tomorrow night is not the worst of the storm though. Saturday the low will be approaching our area bringing in breezy conditions and downpours making it look like the rain will be coming down in sheets. The rain will end Sunday morning but, not before it dumps a whole lot. Rainfall amounts are expected to range from 2-6 inches with higher amounts if thunderstorms occur. This rainfall will cause flooding hint the flood watch that is now out for our area. Small streams will begin flooding Saturday morning and then by Saturday night large rivers could also begin breaking through their banks. This river flooding could last several days as runoff will continue to run into the streams. Along with small streams and rivers, streets will also flood. Some roads could have as much as 6 inches of water on them. So remember when you come up to these areas to turn around and don't drown. So stay tuned as I will have more information on the storm tomorrow.
Enjoy the warm-up while you can. The next week temperatures will range in the 50-60 degree temperatures. After this week those temperatures will be erased from the picture. A storm expected to bring heavy rain to the area next Thursday and Friday will also bring a cool down. Temperatures after this storm will be back in the 40s with a new storm looking to charge in. This storm will be an even stronger storm than the one before. This storm on the 20th could bring either heavy rain or heavy snow. We will have to continue watching this situation as the week goes along. Even colder air could come in after this storm with the possibility of the upper 30s by the end of the month with a couple small snowstorms. Don't be worried though as April looks like it could be a warm one with high temperatures averaging in the mid 60s.
The first storm of these three will occur Monday. This storm will be occurring when we are in a milder air mass. This means the storm will be all rain. The rainfall runoff and snow melt runoff may overwhelm streets and small streams causing possibly minor small stream flooding and some water across roadways. The second storm will be coming in as Arctic Air is coming in. This is the storm that first appeared would be a monster snowstorm. The storm no longer appears like it will be strong. This storm will be a minor event causing possibly 2-4 inches of snowfall on Thursday. The third storm will be the biggest and most potent storm. This storm will occur around the 3rd of March. At this point it is not certain if the storm will be a snow or rain storm but I am watching it closely as it could cause major flooding if it is rain or cause large snowfall totals which would paralyze the region. So stay tuned as I will have more information on the storms as the week goes along.
I am sorry for not having this article written last night like I promised, but here it is. The biggest storm of the year is still possibly yet to come. At first though we will have to worry about yet again another small clipper system which will affect our area on Sunday. This clipper could bring an additional 1-3 inches of snow. That is when the large storm will be forming in the south. This storm could be a monster on Wednesday the 24th. The European Model this morning showed a storm moving up the coast and exploding once it reaches off the Delmarva Coast. This will cause a blizzard of large proportions. Winds with this storm could cause winds stronger than the last blizzard and cause snowfall amounts of around 2 feet. So stay tuned as I get more information on this storm.
This is not what anybody in the Mid-Atlantic wants to here. There is more snow coming to an area that simply does not need or want it. This clipper will be coming from Alberta in Canada. It will spread a swath of snow from the Northern Plains down to as far south as Atlanta, Georgia and back up to New England. The snow will only accumulate a couple of inches from the Plains to the Southeast. When the storm gets to the Mid-Atlantic the storm will bomb out. This means several inches of snow will fall from D.C. to Boston. No ,it will not be like the last two storms. This storm though will be like what people used to think was big. It will spread a swath of 4-12 inch snows from D.C. to Boston. So stay tuned as I will have more on this next snowstorm and the ones to follow.
With over a foot of snow accumulated on the ground from the blizzard on Friday and Saturday we are now talking about another storm. This storm also has a chance of becoming a blizzard. Some models are showing half an inch to an inch of precipitation. Using a 10:1 ratio that means that many areas across the Mid-Atlantic could get an additional 5-15 inches of snow. Along with the snow many models are showing strong winds. Some models are even going as far as showing a storm with winds stronger than this last blizzard. So stay tuned as I will have more information on this storm through the next couple of days.
Winter Storm Warnings are out for the southern counties of the Delmarva with the northern counties under Blizzard Warnings. This means we can expect extremely high snowfall amounts. Along with the high amounts of snow we can expect very strong damaging winds. These winds will cause the snow to drift which will make it nearly impossible to find cars and most things outdoors as drifts could be as high as 3-4 feet. Along with the snow drifts, white out conditions are expected. This means heavy snow and high winds will drop visibilities to below a quarter mile making travel very dangerous. Also the high winds could cause trees and power lines to be knocked down. This means you can expect widespread power outages. So stay tuned as I will have more details on the storm later in the evening.
This storm is going to be a monster storm. Many areas will receive up to 1-2 feet of snow. This area will be from Washington, D.C. to Philadelphia. This amount of snow could cause the I-95 corridor to be shut down. Also on the Delmarva a wintry mix will be expected. The storm will start out as all snow. This snow will change over to rain overnight. This rain though is not likely to last as it will change back over to heavy snow. This heavy snow will combine with high winds to cause blizzard conditions. South of this the storm will produce heavy rain. This rain will cause flooding in areas that was struck by last weeks snowstorm. After this storm a all snow event will affect the region Tuesday. So stay tuned as I will have more information on this crazy weather.
The Delmarva which just got hammered this past weekend by a snowstorm can expect 3 more storms this upcoming week. The smallest of which will be tonight is going to bring light to moderate snowfall with accumulations from 2-5 inches of snow expected. Then this weekend a storm that will start Friday will hammer us with possibly a foot of snow. The Peninsula can expect snow to start Friday night and continue through Sunday morning. After this storm it will get bitterly cold. High temperatures after this storm are expected to be in the low to mid 30s. This is when a third storm will impact the Peninsula. The details on this storm are still a little iffy but at this time it appears 3-6 inches of snow will fall. So stay tuned as I will have more details on Winters Brutal Beating.
With single digit readings being read on many thermometers across the Delmarva the snow is not going to go anywhere anytime soon. This means snow covered and icy roads can be expected for the next week. To make things worse there is more snow still yet to come. Tuesday night is the first chance where we can expect a couple inches of snow. This snow according to the NAM model could accumulate up to 4 inches. This will make roads that have been cleared bad again. Also that is not the end of it as another snowstorm could impact the region this weekend. This storm will be a problem as up to 6 inches of snow could fall. This snow will be coming on top a snow pack with also a cold pocket of air to impact our region next week which means none of this new snow or old snow will disappear. So even more icy conditions will be expected next week. So be prepared for bad driving conditions over the next couple of weeks and stay tuned as I will have more information on the next two storms.
With most areas in the Mid-Atlantic receiving near 10 inches of snow by this latest storm it will not go anywhere very fast. Throughout this week it is not likely for the temperature to get much above 40 degrees. Then on top of these temperatures we could receive more snow twice this next week. Tuesday there is a chance an area of snow forms from a low pressure going off the coast in the Carolinas. This snow if it does fall should be no more than an inch. After this there is a chance of a major snowstorm next Saturday and Sunday. This storm has the chance to bring more snow than this last storm. At this point we cannot predict the exact amount of snow as the storm has not formed. Also the exact track and strength of the storm will determine who gets bombarded with snow and who gets a wintry mix. So stay tuned through the week as I will have more details on this possible major snowstorm.
It now appears that the storm which is having cross-country winter weather affects will come farther north. Models and radar imagery show a large area of precipitation north of the area first thought to get the precipitation. Though it does not mean those areas will get less precipitation it does mean farther north the area will get more snow. This snow will accumulate up to a foot from northern Tennessee to northern Delaware south to the North Carolina/South Carolina border. Further south than that areas from southern Tennessee through the northern sections of South Carolina will receive a quarter to half an inch of ice. This ice will bring down weak limbs and power lines. Stay tuned as I will have more details on the impending snow and ice storm.
No, the storm will not be what it was expected to be like on the Delmarva Monday. The storm though will still be one of the biggest storms, if not the biggest storm of the Winter. Many areas in the Central Delmarva will expect 3-8 inches of snow. South of that in Virginia a foot of snow could fall. This is where there is currently a Winter Storm Watch. Further south than that near the North Carolina border ice will accumulate. Though not like the ice falling in Oklahoma now where 2 inches of ice has fallen it is likely some ice will cause sporadic power outages and knock several trees or tree limbs down. So stay tuned as I will have more details on the storm tomorrow afternoon.
A storm tomorrow will impact the Southern Plains tomorrow. While doing so cold air will come into the storm while it is strengthening. Areas in Texas will receive severe weather where isolated tornadoes are possible. In Oklahoma though snow and ice will impact the area. This is where over a foot of snow could fall. Also 1-2 inches of ice can fall in southern Oklahoma. This is where trees and powerlines could be taken down. This wintry weather will spread east to the Carolinas, Virginia, and the Delmarva. Though likely the storm won't be as strong the Carolinas and Southern Virginia could receive a foot or more.Also in Northern Virginia and the Delmarva 5-10 inches of snow could fall. This amount of snow will cause snow covered roads and icy roads. So stay tuned for any more details about this potent winter storm.
The latest forecast models of the GFS I believe is doing its usual ying-yang. The last too models have continued to push the storm further south. It has pushed it so far south that the 18Z GFS has the Delmarva receiving only 1-2 inches of snow. This is after just this morning the GFS model was predicting 18-20 inches of snow. It has pushed the storm so far south because it is predicting a harsher area of cold air to drop down from the Arctic. This push of cold air will drop the storm south. Most likely though the cold will not be as potent and the storm will be further north. If this is the case as I expect the snow will accumulate 8-14 inches of snow. So stay tuned for more details on the possibly strong winter storm.
Tuesday: Partly Sunny 48 Wednesday: Partly Sunny 45 Thursday: Partly Sunny 47 Friday: Afternoon Snow, Overnight Heavy Snow 34 Saturday: Heavy Snow a.m., Light Snow p.m. 32 The snowstorm this weekend is expected to produce over a foot of snow across much of the Delmarva.
Yes that is right snow is likely going to occur this weekend in the southern Mid-Atlantic. This snow will last for days as the models are showing now. The snow is expected to start Thursday night and continue through Sunday morning. At some periods of time the snow could be heavy. The heaviest amounts of snow will fall on Saturday though. It is looking likely over an inch of precipitation will fall. It will be cold enough for all the precipitation to be snow. So at a 10:1 ratio we can expect over ten inches of snow if an inch of snow falls. Some models are showing over 15 inches. That high of an amount is not likely but there is a slight chance of getting 15+ inches. This snow may even close schools across the region on Friday. So stay tuned as I will have more information on Old Man Winter's return to the East.
It is imminent we will receive rain today through tomorrow. The problem is just how much. If thunderstorms form it is likely areas will receive 2-3 inches. If thunderstorms do not form rainfall amounts will range from 1-2 inches. Both of these amounts will cause poor drainage area flooding. Also if thunderstorms form in the Mid-Atlantic it is possible strong to severe thunderstorms will form. These thunderstorms could produce dangerous cloud to ground lightning, small hail, and damaging wind. Then after the storm clears out tomorrow it is possible snow showers could form Tuesday. This snow though will not accumulate like the storm at the end of the week. This storm could be a long duration snowstorm. The storm will spread a swath of snow across the country from New Mexico to the Delmarva. Areas in Oklahoma could have over a foot of snow. Other areas which includes the Mid-Atlantic could receive 5-10 inches of snow. The GFS has over 2 inches of snow falling from Thursday night to Friday. So stay tuned as I will have more details on the severe weather and the cross-country snowstorm.
A storm will come roaring into the Mid-Atlantic region tomorrow afternoon. With this storm we can expect thunderstorms. These thunderstorms can be strong to severe late. We can expect strong damaging winds and small hail. Heavy rain will also accompany these storms. Rainfall rates could be over an inch an hour in the strongest storms. This will cause flooding of poor drainage areas. All areas in the Mid-Atlantic can expect a widespread 1-3 inch rainfall. So stay tuned as I will have more on the storms tomorrow and the possible snow on Thursday and Friday.
Heavy rain this weekend will cause flooding this weekend on top of an already saturated ground. The storms yesterday caused widespread areas of over and inch and a half of rain throughout the Delmarva. As the next several weeks go along several storms will affect the Eastern United States. The first storm will be two storms this weekend that will bring several inches. The first storm will be the strongest storm which will cause rain to dump on us from Thursday night to Saturday morning. This storm will track up the coast bringing heavy rain and thunderstorms to pile up rain in the range of an inch to three inches. The second storm will affect the Peninsula from Sunday-Monday. This storm will also bring very heavy rain. This storm could cause a squall line to track across the Delmarva with strong storms. Rain should accumulate up to an inch. Several storms will track across the country after that. These storms are likely to cause flooding. So stay tuned as the storms track cross country as I will have more details on all these storms.
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti — The old lady crawls in the dirt, wailing for her pills. The elderly man lies motionless as rats pick at his overflowing diaper.
There is no food, water or medicine for the 85 surviving residents of the Port-au-Prince Municipal Nursing Home, barely a mile (1 1/2 kilometers) from the airport where a massive international aid effort is taking shape
Go to http://www.comcast.net/articles/news-world/20100117/CB.Haiti.Waiting.to.Die/?CID=NET_Newshero to see the whole story.
ScienceDaily (Jan. 14, 2010) — A major 7.0-magnitude earthquake struck the Haitian capital of Port-au-Prince on 12 January, causing major casualties and damage. The quake was followed by several aftershocks with magnitudes over 5.0.
Such a powerful earthquake can make current maps suddenly out of date, causing additional challenges to rescue workers on the ground. Earth observation satellite images can help rescue efforts by providing updated views of how the landscape and the infrastructure have been affected.
Go to this website to see the full story. http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2010/01/100114143323.htm
Light rain is still falling across most of the Peninsula. So far rainfall amounts in the Delmar area is around 7 tenths of an inch. There is still more rain to come. Some of this rain will be heavy. There is even a chance of a thunderstorm or two as the evening goes on. Additional rainfall totals will range between a tenth and a quarter of an inch. So stay tuned as there will be a possibility of flooding in low lying areas.
The rain has began to fall across much of the Peninsula as of this hour. As the day continues the rain should get heavier. Rain in the late afternoon may take a break, but another area of rain will come in to our area as the low pressure system tracks over us. The precipitation should end by tonight. Rain should accumulate over an inch. So stay tuned as I will have more on the storms that will follow in the weeks after this.
A storm is coming into the West Coast now. This storm will spread heavy rain across the country as it makes its trek east. This storm will bring the heaviest rain to the Southeast. This is where the storm will cause strong thunderstorms. These storms will bring very heavy rain which will accumulate as much as two inches in the region. The storm also will spread heavy rain into the Mid-Atlantic. This is where a chilly rain will fall heavily. Temperatures in the mid 40s will be accompanied with rain that will accumulate an inch to an inch and a half. So stay tuned as the storm gets closer to see if we will get heavy rains that could potentially cause flooding.
Yes indeed the recent cold weather in the Gulf States has caused an increase in gas prices. The cold weather that impacted the states also has impacted production on oil rigs. This disruption causes the prices to go up as it is harder to get the gas that is needed. Also along with gas, citrus fruit prices will also go up. This is because freezing temperatures in Florida over the past week has damaged hundreds of crops. This has made it hard to get good crops, so in time the prices will go up as it takes more effort, time, and money to get the citrus.
It seems the coldest air of the year so far is beginning to retreat. It will continue to retreat through the week. Temperatures should begin getting up near 40 than warm up to near 50 Friday. This is when some more cold air should come in. This cold air is not going to be anything like the last cold we had. The lowest temperatures should be near 40. This is when a storm will be coming in. This storm should produce all rain instead of the snow which I thought could happen at first. It will be too warm for snow so it should just be a cold rain. This rain could fall heavy accumulating possibly near 2 inches adding to an already very soggy ground. After this storm and cold it should once again warm up. This warm air though will be warmer than the first warmth. It is possible the Delmarva and surrounding areas in the Mid-Atlantic could reach 60 degrees. Yes 60 degrees and this temperature could occur several days. This warm air will not come with dry air though. It is very likely several storms will impact the East Coast. These storms will be all rain and could even give us our first thunderstorms of the year. We will have more on that later. After these storms cold air should be on its way back in dropping temperatures back to the upper 30s after being near 60. This could bring many illnesses back so stay tuned as I will have more details on the impending warm up.
Snow is forming across the bay from the Delmarva now. It is likely these areas of snow showers will continue to form and cause widespread areas of snow across the Delmarva through the night. Snow should be relatively light but there will be some areas of heavier snow. The snow should not accumulate much, but with it accumulating on an already cold and snow covered ground it is likely half an inch of snow will fall. After this snow we will have to turn our eyes to the next storm on Sunday.
A few snow showers may occur across the Peninsula tomorrow night. It looks likely there will be light accumulation. It should be no more than half an inch but this snow will go on an already partially snow covered ground.
Is it possible we could see another major snowstorm on the Delmarva? Yes it is as the 12Z GFS today shows two back to back snowstorms affecting the Delmarva on Sunday-Tuesday. This storm could bring a foot of snow because it shows two big coastal storms affecting the Delmarva over a three day period. This storm though is not a for sure thing as the 18Z shows a rainstorm with mild air and very windy conditions. So stay tuned as I get more information on this storm throughout the week.
A weak disturbance coming through Florida this weekend could bring them snow. Cold air from the Arctic cold front will be coming into Florida as the storm moves through Central Florida. Highs should be in the low 40's with nighttime lows in the 20's this weekend in central and northern Florida. These temperatures are plenty cold to bring snow to many areas that does not usually see snow. This snow is not expected to accumulate, but it will put many Florida citizens in the winter season. Snow is expected to fall from Tampa to the East Coast of Florida north. Flurries is what is most likely to occur, but don't be surprised to see a heavier snow shower. This winter is not close to over, so it is possible we could see even more wacky weather like this. So stay tuned to Delmar Weather for the latest details.
The storm that brought areas of the Delmarva 2-4 inches is now departing. Flurries though should continue throughout the day as the cold front still needs to come through. After the cold front moves through bitter cold temperatures should overcome the Delmarva. Highs this weekend will struggle to get out of the 20's and lows will dip down to the teens. This means any melting of the snow will quickly refreeze at night. Road conditions will be treacherous through the weekend as many roads are snow covered and will become icy. After all this snow melts away warmer temperatures should come to the Delmarva. Highs at the end of next week will be in the 40s. This is a temperature we haven't seen in a while. It will not last though as next weekend a storm will track up near the coast while cold air is coming in bringing heavy rain at the start of the storm. It looks like at this point the rain will change to snow and cold will stay around for around a week. This cold though will be nothing like what we are having now. So stay tuned as I get more details on the snow and cold.
There is a Winter Weather Advisory out for all of the Delmarva Peninsula from midnight tonight until noon tomorrow. This means periods of light to moderate snow is expected to occur in the advisory area. So be prepared for treacherous and snow covered roads. Also you can expect 2-6 inches to accumulate Peninsula wide. So stay tuned as I will have more details on this wintry storm.
Yesterday I said it was possible that the storm on Thursday night and Friday may not occur. I am leaving that thought now. I now believe though that it is imminent it will occur. There is just too much energy in the atmosphere for the storm to come out of the Plains and weaken significantly. With very bitter conditions there will be fluffy snow. High snow ratios will also occur with this storm. This will bring very large snow amounts with very little moisture. We could see 3-9 inches of snow through Thursday and Friday. It is likely snow will begin falling late Thursday night and continue falling through the whole day Friday. This means the storm will make for treacherous driving conditions. This means it is possible schools will be closed. So stay tuned as there will be more updates on this next confusing storm.
The storm that I first thought would be a Big Daddy for the Mid-Atlantic may end up being a dub. At this point no models are showing a big storm affecting the Mid-Atlantic. The most any of the models are showing is a few snow showers accumulating little to nothing. This does not mean though the storm will not occur. The potential for the storm now is just low. The only thing that is for sure is that it is going to be cold over the next week. So stay tuned as Friday gets closer as we see if this storm forms and becomes a Big Daddy.
A storm expected to occur on Thursday-Saturday is most likely going to impact the East Coast. This storm will occur when plenty of cold air is in place. Through this week high temperatures are expected to be in the low to mid 30s. When this storm impacts us, this cold weather will not go anywhere. This means snow will be the main precipitation that falls. The Blizzard of '96 occurred at this same time 14 years ago. That storm buried the Mid-Atlantic and the Northeast. The pattern that is setting up for this storm is the same as the '96 storms pattern. This means by the end of the week we could be dealing with a blizzard the magnitude of the '96 blizzard. So stay tuned as this storm gets closer in time.
The Blizzard of '99 was a major snowstorm on January 2nd-4th of 1999 that impacted the Midwest and sections of Eastern Canada. The hardest hit areas of the storm was in Iowa, Wisconsin, Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Ohio, Ontario, and Quebec. The storm paralyzed the cities of Chicago, Illinois and Toronto where 22 inches of snow fell in Chicago. The National Weather Service called the storm the second worst blizzard in Chicago in the 20th Century. The storm also caused a significant ice storm in Western New York. The Blizzard caused airports to be shut down, rail services to be stopped or delayed, and schools and businesses to close for days. A Nationwide Blood Shortage also was a result of the storm. Blackouts occurred for days at a time in Illinois. Seventy three people also died during the storm. Also there was 300-400 million dollars in damage. President Bill Clinton also declared a Federal Disaster in many areas in Illinois and Iowa.