The image above shows the Weather Prediction Center’s (WPC) 72 hour snowfall forecast (Percentile 50%). Basically, any location on the map has at least a 50% chance of receiving that amount of snow and a 50% chance of seeing higher snowfall totals than that.
Here is the latest snowfall forecast from the North American Model (NAM) for the DC, Baltimore and Philadelphia Metro Areas:
Tonight and tomorrow is a very tricky forecast for New York City as warm air in the mid levels may change NYC over to a nasty mix of sleet and freezing rain.
Much colder air will arrive behind this system on Tuesday and cooler than average temperatures are expected to continue through the week.
A few weather events I am watching:
- An arctic front will cross the DC Area on Thursday, possibly touching off some snow showers.
- The European model & GFS both show a coastal storm impacting our area next Sunday into Monday (February 8th and 9th).
I will end this post by saying thank you to those who have sent me encouraging comments lately. DC has a lot of snow-enthusiasts for sure. Yes there are a few bears out there who hate winter and would rather have the coastal California climate year-round (I’d take it during Summer).
I am frustrated and impatient just like most of you who want to see a nice storm. Winter isn’t over until the end of March… there’s hope, especially between now and Presidents Day Weekend. Most of the top 5 historic storms in the Northeast have occurred in February.