Saturday Coastal Storm for the Southeast/Mid-Atlantic Coast

After last night’s light snow and for some, certainly not enough, we quickly turn to our next winter storm.  If you live in the Norfolk area, this is looking like quite a storm.  Farther north, coastal areas will do much better than farther inland.  Even much of NC and SC down through parts of LA are getting into the “fun” tonight with freezing rain, ice pellets, and some snow.

As for snow amounts, I have included the NWS snow maps below from Wakefield WFO, Sterling WFO, Mt. Holly WFO, Upton WFO, and Taunton WFO.  Some of the latest mesoscale models (HRRR in particular) are showing a slightly wetter solution along the I-95 corridor and there has been a general shift NW in the tracks of this storm, so be aware heading into tomorrow morning.  Regardless, I think the snow maps look reasonable with a chance that DC-Baltimore, mainly along I-95 and east could see amounts closer to 3″ with higher amounts closer to the ocean (I know, that doesn’t happen all the time!).  Coast NJ should see a general 5″, but could see slightly more.  A blizzard warning is in effect for Norfolk and Virginia Beach were winds will increase and channel down the Chesapeake Bay.

Wakefield WFO snow map issued at 3:30 pm EST on 01/06/17 valid until 7 pm on 01/09/17.
Sterling WFO snow map issed at 5:02 pm EST on 01/06/17 valid until 6 pm on 01/07/17.
Mt. Holly WFO snow map issued at 4:19 pm EST 01/06/17 valid until 7 pm 01/07/17.
Upton WFO snow map issued at 6:26 pm EST on 01/06/17 valid until 6 am on 01/08/17.
Taunton WFO snow map issued at 3:03 pm EST on 01/06/17 valid until 7 am on 01/08/17.

I’ll update later as necessary.

Thanks for reading!

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