I'm a 30 year old weather enthusiast from Central Ohio. Certified SKYWARN storm spotter.
By: Buckey2745 , 4:47 PM GMT on December 24, 2012
Just a quick Christmas Eve update on our midweek storm... most computer models have come in to agreement on a storm track for Euclid of right up the Ohio River in to South Central Ohio, and then an eastward turn toward the Jersey Coast.
Below is yesterday's ECMWF that I posted with the newest predicted track highlighted in yellow:
With this path the freezing rain potential is still there but minimized. It appears our temps Wednesday morning will be hovering right around freezing when the precip starts, but a relatively warm ground could prevent any snow accumulation or freezing rain. It's still uncertain with a system like this exactly what we'll see, but as of now it looks like the 71 cooridor could total an inch or two of snow before and after the passage of the low, with melting inbetween as precip turns to all rain.
Winter Storm Watches are already posted off to our west, and I wouldn't be surprised if they issue a Winter Weather Advsiory for this storm here in the Columbus area as the icing potential is still there.
I'll try to update tomorrow with the final predictions. Merry Christmas!
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