Winter Storm Boreas: Central Ohio's Impact

By: Buckey2745 , 7:48 PM GMT on November 25, 2013

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Winter Storm Boreas, the first of the season to affect Central Ohio, will be making its presence known for a two day period over Ohio starting tonight with our first accumulation of what could be two.

Tonight's Forecast
Expect snow showers to start after dark with a small disturbance associated with the northern branch of this large trough, bringing in off and on snow showers for us.

Snow may taper a little by daylight, but expect the bulk of Boreas to then begin affecting us by then. For tonight however expect 0.5" of snow.

Tuesday Night in to Wednesday
A ton of uncertainty here as models are all over the place in relation to how far north warm air will come with the precip shield.

Right now I'm leaning toward the NAM solution which bring us just enough of a mix to keep snow totals below warning criteria:


Unfortunately I don't have enough time to put together a snow prediction map so instead I'll give some snow totals for areas around Ohio:

Columbus, Canal Winchester: 2"
Southeast Ohio, Athens: 4"
Cincinnati, Dayton: 0.5"

Bad Travel Day Wednesday
Me personally I'm trying to beat the snow, as I'm headed to South Carolina for Thanksgiving. West Virginia is my problem area Wednesday, as there are parts of the mountains that could get upwards of a foot of snow. This is obviously a problem when you're driving a car that isn't good in rain, let alone snow, and two kids in the back.

I've adjusted my plans and I'm leaving right after work tomorrow, heading to at least southern West Virginia by late night. It's my hope that I beat the snow and wake up on the wet side of this storm Wednesday morning so my travels will just be through the rain.

The one problem spot if you're headed that way would be southeast Ohio Tuesday night. You'll want to avoid that after dark since they should see a changeover to all snow, and heavy at that, sometime around 7pm.

I may try to post sometime this week with a summary, but chances are I'll be too busy eating. Happy Thanksgiving everyone!

Season Stats:
Winter Weather Advisories- 0
Winter Storm Warnings- 0
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

Snowfall Totals:
November: 1.25" (Predicted: 1")
Season: 1.25"

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3. WunderAlertBot (Admin)
3:29 PM GMT on November 26, 2013
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2. absiu12
10:20 PM GMT on November 25, 2013
Safe travels and wishing you a very Happy Thanksgiving! Thanks for all of your great posts about the weather here in Central Ohio!
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1. PugetSoundPost
9:39 PM GMT on November 25, 2013
I wish you all the best for safe travels and a great time once you arrive! The Thanksgiving food will taste all the better after you have the drive behind you and all are safe and sound!

Happy Thanksgiving!
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