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By: Buckey2745 , 12:48 AM GMT on February 08, 2012
We're marking show showers as storms now here in Central Ohio, all because of the weak winter we've had. A fairly dry low from the Plains will bring us a shot at snow overnight and in to the morning hours, with the best chance coming right around rush hour.
It's nothing special, not even worth a snow total map. But points south of I-70 could see as much as an inch. I think that's an over estimate, so I say we'll see 0.5" here in Pickaway County. We're that starved for snow that I'll even predict a half inch of snow.
The NAM paints a picture of an ugly 7am with light snow falling:
So while the rush hour commute may be a little slow, and some schools may even delay, don't expect this to be much of an event as temps will slowly rise to just above freezing by early afternoon.
Again, we haven't gotten much this season, so I guess every little bit counts. Right?
Winter Weather Advisories- 3
Winter Storm Warnings- 1
Ice Storm Warnings- 0
Blizzard Warnings- 0
Freezing Rain Advisories- 0
Winter Storm Watches- 0
Wind Chill Advisories- 0
Wind Chill Warnings- 0
Blowing Snow Advisory- 0
November: 0" (Predicted: 0")
December: 0" (Predicted: 0")
January: 3.5" (Predicted: 4")
February: 0" (Predicted: 0")
Yesterday's snow actually ended up being a little more of an event than expected. I predicted 0.5" of snow... well, we got 1.5". That estimate was from the ODOT garage in Circleville, because by the time I got home the snow had melted.
The snow was a wet but almost fluffy texture. Enough to pile heavy on the branches of trees like the picture to the left.
Overall, a decent little snowfall. Enough to bring us to 5" of snow on the season. Only about 500 inches short of our average now!
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