Saturday Update on Clipper and Snowfall Accumulation Potential

Happy Saturday to all! I have to say that I this winter so far feels like “Pittsburgh” minus the snow.  I don’t remember so many cloudy days in recent winters and I would like some snow pack and sunshine which brightens everything up.  Well those of us who want snow (it is winter after all) may have a lot to look forward to this week and into next weekend. I will address next weekend’s potential storm in another post, so let’s take a look at potential impacts to our “wonderful” Washington Area rush hour on Monday morning.

This morning’s latest (12z/7AM EST) high-resolution North American Model (NAM) is currently depicting an area of light to moderate snow impacting parts of the Washington Area between midnight and 5AM on Monday.  

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Where exactly this “area” of snow sets up is still in question according to the ensembles.  From what I am seeing, locations that are lucky enough to be under this area of light to moderate snow will probably pick up enough to whiten the ugly, barren, ground and if some enhanced lift occurs, don’t be surprised if some of us end up with up to an inch of snow.

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