Breaking Now: Latest on the DC Area Snow Storm Monday & Record Shattering Cold

Headlines for the High-Impact Snowstorm Monday March 3, 2014

Headlines for the High-Impact Snowstorm Monday March 3, 2014

The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Storm Watch for the entire Washington Region beginning Sunday Night through Monday for the potential of five or more inches of snow accumulation.

Enjoy Sunday (the calm before the storm) as partly sunny skies and mild temperatures will be felt across much of the Washington Area.  Highs may reach the lower to middle 60s across the southern suburbs of the Nation’s Capital with DC getting into the middle 50s. 

Latest GFS Forecasts Highs in the Middle 60s across the southern suburbs of D.C.

 GFS model shows highs reaching the lower 60s across the southern suburbs of Washington on Sunday

Winter Storm Warnings will likely be issued on Sunday afternoon for a high impact accumulating snow event overnight Sunday continuing through both rush hours on Monday.

*Latest Trends Continue to Favor a Major Snow Storm across the entire DC Area with Treacherous Travel on Monday*

  • The forecast models this morning continue to show the highest probability of the heaviest snowfall accumulations falling from extreme southern Pennsylvania across the Baltimore & Washington Metropolitan Areas into north-central Virginia.
  • If the latest European and GFS forecast models hold be prepared for 6 to 12″ of snow with higher amounts possible.
  • **Temperatures will be plummeting on Monday causing Snowfall Ratios to Rapidly Rise!  A dry,fluffy snow will be able to pile up faster with the potential for some locations in the jackpot picking up over a foot of snow!**

Temperature Roller Coaster Ride with Possible Record Shattering Cold (You’ve Got to see this!):

  • If the Global Forecast Model is correct, the DC Area could see temperatures dropping below zero before the upcoming work week is out.  Focusing more on the short-term, temperatures on Monday night will plummet into the single digits with many locations falling to near zero
  • The forecast models also show the potential for a massive ridge of high pressure to park itself over the snow pack on Wednesday night.  If perfect radiational cooling conditions do set up, the current GFS (Global Forecast System/Medium Range Model) hints that temperatures may potentially drop  into the 10s below zero on Thursday morning… I have lived in the Washington Area since 1996 and have never seen temperatures this low in March. If this pans out… it will certainly be unbelievable!
Temperatures Monday 7AM

Temperatures Monday 7AM

Temperatures Monday 1PM

Temperatures Monday 1PM

Temperatures Monday 7PM

Temperatures Monday 7PM

Temperatures Tuesday 1AM

Temperatures Tuesday 1AM

Temperatures Tuesday 7AM

Temperatures Tuesday 7AM

Possible Record Shattering Lows Wednesday March 5th (7AM)

Possible Record Shattering Lows Wednesday March 5th (7AM)

Possible Record Low Highs 1PM Wednesday March 5th

Possible Record Low Highs 1PM Wednesday March 5th

Possible Record Shattering Lows on Thursday Morning (1AM - Pre-dawn Thursday March 7th)

Possible Record Shattering Lows on Thursday Morning (1AM – Pre-dawn Thursday March 7th)

Happy Meteorological Spring Everyone! (March first is considered the start of “spring” in the world of weather).

As always, I will update you as new data comes out.

Remember at DCstorms.com, I strive to provide you with the latest information that the forecast models are showing.

My forecasts are not driven by politics of “window casting”. Stay Tuned and thanks for sharing my site with your friends and family! 

One thought on “Breaking Now: Latest on the DC Area Snow Storm Monday & Record Shattering Cold

  1. Andy

    Those temps would be unprecedented for early March in DC, so am naturally a bit skeptical. But it certainly going to be very cold. If I had to guess, I would say 5-8″ for the Monday event. The GFS says there are going to be other snow opportunities down the road.

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