Thursday Snow

By: Buckey2745 , 4:12 PM GMT on December 31, 2013

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We have not had an accumulation of 1" or more here in the Columbus area since December 14th. For as impressive of a start as December had, it's pretty shocking that it's been that long since a good covering snow. We've had plenty of days of snow, just not a good accumulation.

Maybe that'll change on Thursday.

A southern low that will swoop down from the Rockies, in to the Gulf states, and up the eastern seaboard will give us a quick glance of snow. I don't think it'll be anything significant, but it'll be enough to get us prepared for what's to come.


Thursday morning Euro

The Euro and GFS both show a large area of light to moderate snow sweep in from the Midwest, well north of the center of the storm. For our area I say we get 2" blanketed across the entire area.

Unrelated, points in northern Ohio could be looking at a few days of snow as clippers bring in multiple rounds of light snow, accumulating well past 6". But for now, we're just going to have to look forward to a couple inches on Thursday.

Looking Ahead
Two main things to talk about going forward:

1. Decent snow forecasted for Sunday in to Monday
2. Coldest air in years comes in behind that

It's still 5 days out but I have high hopes for Sunday in to Monday to be a pretty decent snow maker for us. Obviously a lot of things could change between now and then, but I think this could be one of the better looking ridge runners we've had in a while.

And obviously as I talked about yesterday, absolutely record breaking cold by Tuesday morning possibly. All computer models still point to it, so we have to wait and see.

I'll post again sometime Thursday to summarize our snow. HAPPY NEW YEAR!

Season Stats:
Winter Weather Advisories- 4
Winter Storm Warnings- 1
Ice Storm Warnings- 0
Blizzard Warnings- 0
Freezing Rain Advisories- 0
Winter Storm Watches- 1
Wind Chill Advisories- 0
Wind Chill Warnings- 0
Blowing Snow Advisory- 0

Snowfall Totals:
November: 3" (Predicted: 3")
December: 8.05" (Predicted: 7")
Season: 11.05"

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3. WunderAlertBot (Admin)
2:37 PM GMT on January 03, 2014
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2. Buckey2745
4:43 PM GMT on January 02, 2014
I haven't gone and measured yet, but I'm pretty sure I'm past the 2" mark now, and snow is still coming down pretty good.

I had -15.9° back on January 17, 2009 on my weather station, but that was back when I lived in Pickaway County, away from the city where it probably got just a little colder. I keep seeing WxBell maps on Twitter with -34° pegged for Columbus by Wednesday morning. I'll believe that when I see it, but I do feel pretty confident in that -10. Wow.
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1. AnalogueKid
4:05 PM GMT on January 02, 2014
Looking like we'll get a little more snow out of the system today than originally expected. The roads were unbelievably slick this morning! I saw cars crash right in front of me.

This is really shaping up to be cold! The last time it was -10°F in Columbus was January 16-17, 2009. My car barely started and the transmission was not happy with its life, probably because the fluid is like maple syrup at that temperature. Thankful for having a garage now.
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