Haven’t we done this before?

So, I know many of you may be wondering what I think about the upcoming storm.  Plain and simple, someone is going to get rocked and others will be watching enviously from the sidelines.  I’ll get right to the point here.

It’s going to snow and snow hard for a time Wednesday night into early Thursday.  Sometime on Thursday morning, areas along and east of I-95 from DC-Baltimore-Philadelphia-NYC-Boston will probably see some ice pellets and freezing rain or regular rain.  Even those that change over to rain will eventually change back to snow.  This is a dynamic system and the computer model simulations only add to the angst.  We’ve heard this mantra before. . .if the storm is more offshore, more snow for areas east.  If the storm is closer to land, then warm air may change snow to rain.  Same story, different storm.

With that said, I am mostly in agreement with all the NWS office forecasts.

Richmond:  4-8″

DC:  6-10″

Baltimore:  6-10″, maybe some spots near 12″

Philadelphia:  8-12″ (it likes to snow here this year)

Coastal NJ:  2-6″, with some heavy rain possible

NYC:  4-8″

Boston:  4-8″

The maps below are courtesy of the local National Weather Service offices.

Wakefield NWS snowfall forecast as of 2/11/14.
Wakefield NWS snowfall forecast as of 2/11/14.
Sterling NWS snowfall forecast as of 2/11/14.
Sterling NWS snowfall forecast as of 2/11/14.
Mt. Holly NWS snowfall forecast as of 2/11/14.
Mt. Holly NWS snowfall forecast as of 2/11/14.
Islip NWS snowfall forecast as of 2/11/14.
Islip NWS snowfall forecast as of 2/11/14.
Taunton NWS snowfall forecast as of 2/11/14.
Taunton NWS snowfall forecast as of 2/11/14.

Thanks for reading!  I’ll update tomorrow if necessary.

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