Friday, April 6, 2007

Easter Weekend Snow a good bet for South Jersey and Delaware



My Call: April 6th-7th Snow Event

For: The Delaware Valley and Nearby Regions

Issued: Friday April 6th, 2:00 PM


A very nice setup is in place, for some early Spring snowfall, for the Eastern portions of the Mid Atlantic Region, for later this evening into Saturday Morning. A very strong, cold core 5H low will be positioned over the Eastern G/L region into SE Canada tonight into Saturday. Rather strong vort max energy will be rotating around this Upper level Low, later today into Saturday across the Southern M/A region. This energy will spark a surface Low near the VA coast later this evening, and Precip will begin to break out over Central and Eastern VA this evening. Over VA and southern MD, a mix of snow and rain is likely at the onset but should change to snow as we head into the overnight hours.


As the low pressure slowly develops and moves Northeastward overnight and Saturday AM, snow will spread north and eastward into much of Eastern MD, DE, SE PA and NJ. At this time I'm forecasting the best snows to fall between Dover and Salisbury MD then back into portions of East Central VA, where 2" to 4" is a good bet. I have much of Southern NJ, Northern DE, then back into BWI and DCA Areas recieving 1" to 3" of snow. In these areas the snow should fall from later in the evening over DCA and into the early morning hours further east in DE and South Jersey.


This precip will likely start out as a mix of rain and snow in DCA then change to snow overnight. Mainly snow can be expected in Northeastern MD, DE, and South Jersey. Expect a Coating to perhaps 1" in PHL and SE PA where occassional Lt. Snow and Flurries can be expected overnight into Saturday Morning.


Have a Happy Easter and Enjoy !


Take Care,

Ruggie

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