Widespread Damaging Wind Threat Begins Friday; Window of Opportunity for Snow Remains Open

Damaging wind gusts between 50 and 65 mph are likely area-wide on Friday as a powerful Nor’easter rapidly deepens off of the Mid-Atlantic coastline.

– Snow flurries are possible on the back edge of this system in northeastern Maryland and along the Chesapeake Bay on Friday.

Latest European model showing potential wind gusts in knots (very concerning for widespread wind gusts over 55 mph) on Friday

– Scattered to widespread power outages

– Damage to trees and power lines

The window still remains open for another Nor’easter during the March 7 – 14th time frame as the upper-level pattern remains conducive to high-latitude blocking and thus a very amplified jet stream.

– Image below shows the latest European Ensemble 500-mb forecast (another potent upper-level trough dipping across the Mid-Atlantic beginning around March 7th)

 

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