Monday, January 19, 2009

Some Snow For This Afternoon & Evening ! Coastal Storm to be Watched For Later Tuesday & Tuesday Night.

Monday AM:
1/19/09

A weak area of low pressure and Short wave will move from Central VA, to the Delmarva coast later today and into this evening. Some Light Snow will develop this afternoon over Eastern MD, and spread east into SE PA, DE, and Southern/Central NJ.

I expect a general Coating to 1" for SE PA and near PHL, but more accumulation is likely over parts of DE, into Eastern & Coastal Southern/Central NJ, where I'm forecasting 1" to 2" of total snow accumulation by later this evening. Snow should begin between 12:00 PM and 3:00 PM this afternoon and continue through much of the evening hours, before ending between 9:00 PM and midnight. The snow will be generally light, but a few periods of moderate snow are possible early this evening over DE and South/Central NJ.



On Tuesday another Coastal Storm will develop and intensify near the North Carolina Coast. This will bring a good snowstorm of 3" to 6" over parts of Eastern NC and SE VA for Tuesday into Tuesday Evening. This big question is how far north this system moves, and how close it tracks to the coast, as it moves slowly Northeast. At this time, some areas of Southern DE and Coastal SE NJ, could get some light snow later tomorrow into tomorrow night. Any shift in the track of this storm, could bring some snow for all areas, South and East of PHL. I'll keep an eye on this second coastal system for Tuesday Night, and update as needed.

At this time, I think the threat is not great, but worth mentioning. Another Close but no Cigar for The Delaware Valley Region.

Take Care,
Ruggie

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