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.