Posted by:Buckey2745, 6:54 PM GMT on February 05, 2013
It seems like we've been getting clippers every other day, and yesterday's system was one of our better-producing clippers we've had in a while. Snow totals were all over the board, with 2" in Cincinnati and points eastward, 2" here in Columbus, with almost everywhere else in the state getting barely an inch or less.
So the 2" from yesterday puts us at 4.25" already for the month by the 5th day. Don't expect this average of an inch a day to last, but it's at least gotten us closer and closer to our yearly snowfall average. Better than last year at least.
Tuesday Night Clipper Tonight's clipper is taking a much more traditional path than yesterday's, swooping down from Minnesota and across the Upper Great Lakes. Most models are looking like the latest RUC:
With each model run showing minor differences I don't see accumulating snow any further southwest of the 33 cooridor.
That would bring some areas close to an inch, but I see 0.5 for us here in Canal Winchester. Bit by bit we're accumulating a decent total for the year, even if we haven't had any big storms.
A Look Ahead We're finally going to get a break from the constant flow of clippers after tonight, with our next storm system coming in Thursday bringing rain, and then a slight chance of snow showers on the backside.
Then another more powerful system is poised to move through on Monday.
The interesting part of these storms is they will be major players for other parts of the country.
By Friday morning our first system could join with a southern low pressure system to bring a monster Nor'Easter to the Atlantic states:
Follwed by our first of the week storm which could actually be a major blizzard for the Upper Midwest:
It's really too early to tell if they'll be total misses for us, but as of now it's looking like rain events for us here in Central Ohio.