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.
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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
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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.
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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.