Another winter storm...

By: Zachary Labe , 2:54 PM GMT on December 20, 2008

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Thoughts on December 19 storm...
So another winter storm in the long line of recent winter storms is headed our way. This seems to be the coldest of the storms with snow likely over a widespread area. An alberta clipper is dropping down through the Great Lakes with an area of snow within its path. An arctic front is also dropping dwon from the Great Lakes and will works its way into our region later in the day Sunday. A secondary low pressure will form across the Tennessee Valley and track across Virginia and up the coast. Meanwhile light to moderate synoptic snow will develop in between the two systems giving many areas a nice 2-4inches. The coastal low will tend to enhance amounts towards the Poconos on northward and may also enhance some precipitation in eastern Pennsylvania. QPF looks generally .25-.35inches across the state, but with snow ratios near 15:1 we will be able to squeeze out some higher amounts mainly across the region north of the turnpike. Surface temperatures should not be a problem for this storm with most areas well below freezing. The 850 line generally stays around the Mason-Dixon line then up through the Philadelphia region. The snow should be generally a fluffy snow with cold temperatures and decent Omega and dendritic ice crystal growth. Overall the event should not pose to many problems and will likely be out of the region by early to mid Sunday afternoon.

Radar...
Radar...

Warnings...
Warnings...

NAO...
NAO...

This is my current rain/snow line...
This event is a much colder scenario therefore rain/freezing rain lines will be found for areas south of Pennsylvania for the most part. Freezing rain and snow line will jump across several states. Confidence is high in rain/snow lines. These lines are for placement of main precipitation types during height of storm.

My rain/freezing rain line is... Elkins, WV - Moorefield, WV - Winchester, VA - Westminster, MD - Bel Air, MD - Wilmington, DE - Philadelphia, PA - Trenton, NJ - Newark, NJ

My freezing rain/snow line is... Mt. Washinton, PA - Cumberland, MD - Hagerstown, MD - Hanover, PA - Quarryville, PA - Coatesville, PA - Quakertown, PA - Morristown, NJ

These are overall precipitation types. Precipitation types can wander several miles on either side of the lines.

Storm Reports...
None.

Storm Impacts...
1. Low impact snow event with light to moderate totals.
2. Nuisance freezing rain across southeastern Pennsylvania.
3. Blowing and drifting snow limiting visibility likely.
4. Dangerous windchills below zero statewide.
5. Freezing rain and snow on trees may cause falling limbs.

Snow Map...

*Note this does not include lake effect snow.

Selected City Accumulations for the Northeast...
Hagerstown, MD- Snow, sleet, and freezing rain. Snowfall amounts up to one inch.
Baltimore, MD- Sleet and rain at times. Little to no accumulation.
Washington, DC- Rain with sleet at times. Little to no accumulation.
Wilmington, DE- Sleet and freezing rain changing to all rain. A trace of a glaze of ice is possible.
Dover, DE- Rain with sleet mixing in at times. Rainfall up to .25inches.
Cape May, NJ- Rain with amounts up to .4inches.
Trenton, NJ- Sleet and snow changing to freezing rain then rain. Trace to a coating of wintry mix is possible.
New York City, NY- Sleet and snow mixing with a little rain. Snow amounts from C-2inches.
Poughkeepsie, NY- Moderate snow at times. Snow accumulations 3-6inches.
Binghamton, NY- Moderate snow at times. Snow accumulations 3-6inches.
Albany, NY- Heavy blowing and drifing snow with accumulations 6-11inches.
Hartford, CT- Snow and sleet heavy at times. Snow accumulations 3-7inches.
Concord, NH- Heavy snow with blizzard conditions. Snow accumulations from 7-13inches.
Providence, RI- Initial snow changing to a sleet mix. Snow accumulations 2-4inches.
Worcester, MA- Heavy snow likely with accumulations 5-10inches.
Boston, MA- Snow and sleet. Snow accumulations 3-6inches.
Nantucket, MA- Initial snowfall changing to rain. Snowfall up to 1inch.
Portland, ME- Heavy snow mixing with sleet at times. Snowfall 6-12inches.
Bangor, ME- Blizzard conditions with very heavy snow and dangerous windchills. Snowfall from 9-15inches.
"Subject to Change"

Model Analysis
Models have been zoning in on this event for quite a while with all snow being the main threat for most areas except far southeastern Pennsylvania. This still seems to be the case with most models including short term high resolution models indicating the 540 line staying right around the Mason-Dixon line. GFS seems to be the colder of the models, but similar to the WRF HIRES NMM. EURO is a tad warmer and NAM remains the warmest of the models. I still feel the main sleet and freezing rain effects will be across the southeastern Piedmont into the coastal region in Philadelphia. Areas west of the Lancaster-Coatesville-Quakertown line should be fine to see an all snow event. Though both the GFS and NAM bring a sliver of above 0C 850s to southwestern Pennsylvania near Pittsburgh. For this event though the best rain/snow line seems to be the 1000-500mb 540line. Looking at each model, the NAM seems to be initiating the QPF way too low for where precipitation already has been and temperatures at the surface too warm. Therefore I am not using it in my model blend. But I do give credit as the NAM picked up on this scenario for the most part along with definitely the most consistency for storm track. QPF though has gone from quite a bit to very dry over the past week. Looking at the GFS it seems to have a pretty good hold on QPF and air temperatures. It may be a tad to cold in far eastern areas, though, warm air advection should be pretty strong into the Philadelphia and Pittsburgh metro areas. SREF model blend seems to have the best hold on QPF totals with .25inches over a wide region with some eastern areas getting .5inches. It keeps 1inch+ amounts over much of the state with some areas possibily over 4inches. EURO has also had a good hold on this system and one of the earlier models to pick up on the secondary coastal low development. NMM high resolution model is my model of choice for this forecast as it seems to have the best idea for placement of precipitation with what seems to be an accurate simulated radar. Here is the radar for the height of the storm...


After the storm...
After the double-barrel low pressure system, the coldest air of the season will move into the region with temperatures aloft dropping to almost -20C in some locations across the mountains. Winds will be quite gusty from the departing and strengthening Nor'easter off in the Gulf of Maine so winds will turn gusty nearly 45mph during the afternoon Sunday with gusts up to 50mph on the ridgetops. This will cause considerable drifting and blowing snow across the region in all areas that have snow on the ground. Wind chills will fall below zero statewide with western and northern locations seeing windchills below -10C. Windchills may approach -20C above 2000ft near Bradford. Temperatures will fall during the day Sunday with highs in the upper 20s for most areas falling into the teens across western Pennsylvania by dusk. Cold air advection and northwesterly winds will aide in a non-radiational cooling temperature scenario with lows dropping into the single digits and low teens statewide combined with snow cover making some areas likely to approach zero. The air mass will be dry but with the strong instability and some 50 j/kg CAPE developing, lake effect snow bands will form with a potentially strong band forming near Erie, Pennsylvania traveling up the lake shore. Dendritic growth and decent Omega combined with 20:1 snow ratios will cause northwestern snowbelts to pick up nearly a foot of snow. Snow bands will also develop in the Laurel Highlands in the form of multibands which will limit accumulations to about 2-5inches for the western facing slopes. Lake effect snows will end by late Sunday night as drier air and high pressure works into the region. Still northwestern areas will see snowflurries and snowshowers Monday with additional accumulations up to one inch. High presssure for Monday will cause very cold temperatures with highs in the mid teens to mid 20s. Lows will also fall greatly Monday night with them possibly below zero in some locations. Tuesday will also remain very cold with highs below freezing statewide. High pressure then moves out of area and out into the Atlantic as another weaker front approaches bringing in a strong southwesterly flow bringing up mild temperatures for a wet Christmas eve day across the entire Northeast. System clears out for Christmas day bringing seasonable temperatures until late weekend as a new pattern works into the region with very mild temperatures and slim chances of snow through the end of the month. There are very strong signals though that an approach of a strong trough moves over the east come end of the first week in January. So all in all it appears from Christmas to New Years, a very mild pattern will be instore with some highs potentially getting to near 60 for Philadelpia. Not what snowlovers want to hear, but it does not appear it will be a long pattern as EURO weeklies show a decent negative orientation NAO setting up for early to mid January and beyond.

Please post storm reports in this blog from across the Northeast during the winter storm...
This blog is in progress. Check back soon...

"Here northeast of Harrisburg 2008-2009 winter statistics"
(Snow Stats)
Current Snow Cover- Trace
Monthly Total- 4.35inches
Seasonal Total- 10.45inches
Winter Weather Advisories- 5
Winter Storm Warnings- 0
Heavy Snow Warnings- 0
Blizzard Warnings- 0
Snow Advisories- 0
Winter Storm Watches- 1

(Temperature Stats)
Lowest High Temperature- 23
Lowest Low Temperature- 10
Wind Chill Advisories- 0
Wind Chill Warnings- 0

(Snow Storms Stats)
First Snow - October 29 - Trace
First Snow on Ground - November 18 - Coating
Lake Effect Snow - November 21/22 - 6.00inches
Synoptic Snow - December 16 - 3.5inches

Mountain majesty... (Blizzard92)
Blue Mountain just north of Harrisburg...
Mountain majesty...
Mountain majesty... (Blizzard92)
Blue Mountain just north of Harrisburg...
Mountain majesty...
Elevation makes a big difference... (Blizzard92)
Wow, one of the most interesting things I have seen weatherwise in a while. So as you can see from my pictures, Blue Mountain had quite a bit of ice while here in the valley we had bare ground. So I took a drive up to the top of Blue Mountain and it was like another world. Nearly .5inches of freezing rain with limbs down and trees bent over. There was also nearly 3inches of snow on the ground with a sleet topped coating. Awesome. I got some more pictures. Temperature difference was from 39degrees in valley to 32degrees at summit.
Elevation makes a big difference...
Elevation makes a big difference... (Blizzard92)
Wow, one of the most interesting things I have seen weatherwise in a while. So as you can see from my pictures, Blue Mountain had quite a bit of ice while here in the valley we had bare ground. So I took a drive up to the top of Blue Mountain and it was like another world. Nearly .5inches of freezing rain with limbs down and trees bent over. There was also nearly 3inches of snow on the ground with a sleet topped coating. Awesome. I got some more pictures. Temperature difference was from 39degrees in valley to 32degrees at summit.
Elevation makes a big difference...
Elevation makes a big difference... (Blizzard92)
Wow, one of the most interesting things I have seen weatherwise in a while. So as you can see from my pictures, Blue Mountain had quite a bit of ice while here in the valley we had bare ground. So I took a drive up to the top of Blue Mountain and it was like another world. Nearly .5inches of freezing rain with limbs down and trees bent over. There was also nearly 3inches of snow on the ground with a sleet topped coating. Awesome. I got some more pictures. Temperature difference was from 39degrees in valley to 32degrees at summit.
Elevation makes a big difference...
Elevation makes a big difference... (Blizzard92)
Wow, one of the most interesting things I have seen weatherwise in a while. So as you can see from my pictures, Blue Mountain had quite a bit of ice while here in the valley we had bare ground. So I took a drive up to the top of Blue Mountain and it was like another world. Nearly .5inches of freezing rain with limbs down and trees bent over. There was also nearly 3inches of snow on the ground with a sleet topped coating. Awesome. I got some more pictures. Temperature difference was from 39degrees in valley to 32degrees at summit.
Elevation makes a big difference...

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188. TheDawnAwakening
8:26 PM GMT on December 26, 2008
Blog coming out soon.
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187. Zachary Labe
7:06 PM GMT on December 26, 2008
TheDawnAwakening- The storm could be quite interesting.
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186. TheDawnAwakening
6:46 PM GMT on December 26, 2008
I will post a new blog soon on the storm for next weekend. The Celtics got shafted by the refs last night, but they take out that anger tonight against the Warriors. They played very bad, but the frustration also showed about the calls against them and the non calls the refs had as well. So much for Steve Javie being the best road ref in the NBA.
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185. Zachary Labe
6:27 PM GMT on December 26, 2008
Winterstormsblog- Thanks!

TheRasberryPatch- There is only one storm it will either ride the coast or be a great lakes cutter, maybe it will even be surpressed. Confidence will be low for the next few days until probably the start of next week. I really would not trust any long range forecast at this point. I will be sure to keep you updated each day.
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184. TheRasberryPatch
6:04 PM GMT on December 26, 2008
Ok, Blizz. any chance this storm comes earlier than Saturday? also, where is the cutter coming from? and what is the time frame with the cutter?
is there some long range forecast the next day or so where i can get some type of confidence on next weekend? it is starting to make me anxious, especially travelling the turnpike.
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183. Winterstormsblog
5:55 PM GMT on December 26, 2008
Awesome pictures Bliz
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182. Zachary Labe
5:50 PM GMT on December 26, 2008
hurigo- Too early to say either way, but a storm is likely to affect the eastern CONUS next weekend with a wintry mix possibly in some parts of North Carolina. Something to watch this coming week. I will have updates daily on the event.
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181. hurigo
5:41 PM GMT on December 26, 2008
Snow and Carolina mentioned? The two together?
In plain language does this mean there is a chance that my area will get snow next weekend, not this weekend 12.27 when we are expecting 70s.
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180. Zachary Labe
4:56 PM GMT on December 26, 2008
TheRasberryPatch- Take this with a grain of salt for now, but... It appears the first time in years we will have an east based negative NAO with Greenland Blocking. This promotes east coast storm tracks off of the Carolinas. With cold high over Quebec and Ontario cold air may be pushed into storm. Southern and northern jets phase and a low heads up coast with major snows. Now we have seen countless chances of major snows that never come to fruitation, but synoptics for this storm are near perfect for a nor'easter. If the blocking does not develop then the story is a great lakes cutter. Here is what the 0z GFS had this morning with a 996 off of Long Island with heavy snow over our area for Saturday afternoon... Link.
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179. TheRasberryPatch
4:34 PM GMT on December 26, 2008
a major storm for next weekend, huh? can you give me some idea of what to look out for? i have a bit of travel next saturday
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178. Zachary Labe
3:30 PM GMT on December 26, 2008
Alright folks we have got a major storm to track for next weekend. New blog coming out hopefully today.
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177. sullivanweather
8:51 AM GMT on December 26, 2008
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176. MrSea
3:02 AM GMT on December 26, 2008
merry christmas Blizzard!

....dude... I was so desperate to call this a white christmas. i searched and searched until i found this FILTHY, absolutely DISGUSTING, black, old clump of snow leftover from last friday lololol. and then i sang "white christmas" in front of it. true story : )
175. DenverMark
12:53 AM GMT on December 26, 2008
Merry Christmas B92!!
We're at my dad's place in SW Colorado and having fun! About 6" of fresh snow today on top of 2 feet that was already on the ground. Have a great holiday :-)
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174. Zachary Labe
9:55 PM GMT on December 25, 2008
Thanks for all of the wishes. I hope everyone is having a wonderful Christmas!
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173. Fshhead
2:37 AM GMT on December 25, 2008
MERRY CHRISTMAS TO YOU & YOURS BLIZZ!!
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172. TheRasberryPatch
2:18 AM GMT on December 25, 2008
Thank you PP. May you have a blessed and happy and Merry Christmas.
Thanks for the lets go state. you must mean MSU in their Jan 1st bowl game. haha.
Maybe your wish for Christmas will come true, PP. a bowl win. hahah

Merry Christmas to all. it is a pleasure to be a part of this community.
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171. PalmyraPunishment
12:55 AM GMT on December 25, 2008
hey everybody. sorry i wasnt around for the recent weather event (which was a nightmare in driving). things have been hectic for me with the holiday and everything.

just wanted to grab a few minutes here and wish everybody (blizz, patch, lawnton, ono, thedawnawakening, weathersp, snowlover, sulli, and everybody else on here!) the happiest and safest christmas (or Hanukkah or kwanzaa) to you and your families.

i love being a small part of our little community on here, and wish nothing but the best for all of you and yours.

the next week or so will be hectic for me, so i may not be able to drop in as much as i would like (there better not be any major storms incoming, haha) but i'll be back for certain sometime between the 2nd and 3rd and ready to go for the heart of winter.

Merry Christmas, Happy New Year, and Let's Go State! (just for you, patch. haha)

- The Punisher
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170. incogkneetoe
11:44 PM GMT on December 24, 2008


Wishing you and yours a wonderful grand Christmas
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169. JDinWPA
11:11 PM GMT on December 24, 2008
Bliz, Merry Christmas to you and to yours!

168. oakland
10:17 PM GMT on December 24, 2008



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I hope you have a wonderful Christmas and may 2009 be full of Blessings and good surprises.
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167. hurigo
10:16 PM GMT on December 24, 2008
A Plump Merry Christmas to you Mr. Blizzard.
I see the sky is lit up with horizontal stripes of pink, purple, lavender and blue. I hope your ice has melted by the warm hearts blooming Christmas.
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166. weathergeek5
8:45 PM GMT on December 24, 2008
Merry Christmas Blizz!!!
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165. TheDawnAwakening
8:06 PM GMT on December 24, 2008
Merry Christmas Blizzard, and I will keep people updated on the models for the January 3rd, 2009 storm.
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164. onoweather
8:05 PM GMT on December 24, 2008
Blizz- be safe traveling this evening and have a merry christmas!
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163. dragonflyF15
7:11 PM GMT on December 24, 2008
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May you and your loved ones have a blessed holiday!

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162. shipweather
5:44 PM GMT on December 24, 2008
Well sir, not sure how you do it, but you've been deadly accurate so far. Hope this is the case, as I am ready for some real winter, not this ice crap, which should be more of a southeastern US thing. We did get a nice coating of ice here, which is sticking around on side roads.

Merry Christmas!!! Look forward to some big snow to come!
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161. TheRasberryPatch
5:13 PM GMT on December 24, 2008
Merry Christmas Blizz. It has been a pleasure posting on your great blog. I hope you and your family have a wonderful and sunny Christmas.
Hopefully, travel this evening going to church won't be so bad.
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160. Zachary Labe
4:48 PM GMT on December 24, 2008
***This is probably my last post until after Christmas which will be followed with a new blog. I want to first start off with wishing everyone a wonderful holiday season! Next order of business is the moderate ice storm we currently have going on. Temperatures are hovering around freezing or a degree above. But ground temperatures are below freezing as they adapt slowly, this will keep the ice threat around longer even when air temperatures go into the mid 30s. Becareful out there as roads are a mess. .2inches of freezing rain here. Looking ahead to long term I am extremely excited about this early to mid January pattern. Looks like the first favorable eastern storm track for the Middle Atlantic will develop. Also we need to watch for a major storm around the 3 or 4th of January. Look at the 12z GFS for that date...

I will have more on that starting the 26th of December. Anyways have a Merry Christmas!
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159. Zachary Labe
3:45 PM GMT on December 24, 2008
SBKaren- Thankyou. Winter has been pretty brutal around these parts. Have a wonderful Christmas to you also!
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158. SBKaren
3:42 PM GMT on December 24, 2008
Blizzard! A Very Merry Christmas to you and your family!



Wow - those are some awesome photos in your header! Stay warm!!! Stay home, and stay safe! Sounds very winter like where you are.
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157. Zachary Labe
2:28 PM GMT on December 24, 2008
WxWyz- Thankyou. Same to you and yours.

onoweather- Much of this all could have been prevented. Now there are scores of accidents across the Lower Susquehanna Valley.
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156. onoweather
2:18 PM GMT on December 24, 2008
penndot messed this storm up. Last night I was driving home from work and passed there salt shed, they didn't even have one truck out. Needless to say it was very slippery on all the main roads.
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155. WxWyz
2:12 PM GMT on December 24, 2008
Merry Christmas to you and your family, Blizzard!
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154. Zachary Labe
2:10 PM GMT on December 24, 2008
Another ice storm... .1inches of freezing rain here including roads and still below freezing being 31degrees. Many accidents all over with many streets in downtown Harrisburg reporting being closed. Turnpike is also a mess. Just perfect for travel, where is Penndot. All they would have to do is pretreat the roads and we would have had very few problems.
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153. pittsburghnurse
1:55 PM GMT on December 24, 2008
I'm so mad I could spit. The salt truck came after rush hour again today. I don't know what these guys are thinking. These roads should be salted by 6am. Once again, I had to come in late. The temp at 5:30 am was just above freezing but the rain was continuing to fall. The winter weather advisory had been called off and I think they called back the salt trucks. This is the second time this season I've had to call off all or part of my shift.

Since I'm home, I might as well settle down and get in the Christmas mode. Wishing everyone a very Merry Christmas.
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152. TheRasberryPatch
1:49 PM GMT on December 24, 2008
Good morning. It is very icy out today. I just went out to get the paper and the slush on the driveway is over 1/2" deep. Still below freezing @ 31.8F. Not good.
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151. lawntonlookers
1:05 PM GMT on December 24, 2008
Good morning everyone. Another ice storm for the Harriburg area with several accidents. One major one on the PA Turnpike near the Lebanon/Lancaster exit.

31° at 8 AM with a slushy ice covering the sidewalks and roads.

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150. wxgeek723
3:30 AM GMT on December 24, 2008
Merry Christmas Blizzard!
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149. Zachary Labe
2:17 AM GMT on December 24, 2008
seflagamma- Thanks for the wishes. Same to you!
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148. seflagamma
2:10 AM GMT on December 24, 2008
Bliz,

Wishing you and your loved ones a Very Merry Christmas!

Have a wonderful Holiday.

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147. Zachary Labe
2:08 AM GMT on December 24, 2008
TheRasberryPatch- Much of the Midwest will have a white Christmas such as Chicago. Much of the inner mountain west and even some valleys have seen quite a bit of snow. Most of the snow was confined in the Pacific Northwest but some of the southern Sierras and hills outside of Southern California have seen some snow. Nearing records for Seattle with 10.2inches of snow so far this month and they are picking up more snow tonight. Their average snowfall is only 11inches.
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146. TheRasberryPatch
1:52 AM GMT on December 24, 2008
So who will have a white Christmas, Blizz? btw - how much of the west has seen snow and cold. i saw on tv sunday seattle getting a good amount of snow during the football game
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145. Zachary Labe
1:41 AM GMT on December 24, 2008
lawntonlookers- Yep, travel could be a mess for a few hours late tonight and early tomorrow morning.

MichaelSTL- Thanks!

BostonDan- Thankyou!

TheRasberryPatch- At least we have some snowplow piles of snow which is better than the last few years, lol. Looking ahead towards mid January there seems to be a very favorable period for snow.
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144. TheRasberryPatch
1:09 AM GMT on December 24, 2008
Good evening Blizz. looks like a green Christmas. oh well. i am sure our January will be filled with white powdery stuff.
from the radar someone in the midwest is getting some heavy white stuff.
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143. BostonDan
12:21 AM GMT on December 24, 2008
Have a great Christmas Blizzard!

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141. lawntonlookers
8:28 PM GMT on December 23, 2008
Your right Blizz. With the cold temp for the past few days, the surface temp is going to be below freezing for a while making for some iceing. However, some of roads have a lot of salt left on them whcih may help a little.
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140. Zachary Labe
8:05 PM GMT on December 23, 2008
Looks like some widespread freezing rain to start tonight and tomorrow morning with new winter weather advisories statewide and even some ice storm warnings. But honestly I do not think it should be too big of a deal just an advisory type situation with valleys seeing .1inches and higher elevations near .25inches before plain rain in afternoon. But there will be a problem with road conditions as this is the first ice storm where temperatures on the ground are below freezing. Travel could be a major mess late tonight and tomorrow morning. I would mark this as a moderate impact event due to the initial very cold ground temperatures.
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139. onoweather
3:49 PM GMT on December 23, 2008
ship- there should be some freezing rain at the onset. It will probably be below freezing for most of the night into early tomorrow, but yes it will be raining in the afternoon. No white christmas this year.
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138. shipweather
3:32 PM GMT on December 23, 2008
I can't believe it's going to rain tomorrow. It was only 18F yesterday and it's still 19F now.....it's going to be a 22 degree difference. What a jip.
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