Halfway Point; Snowy Period

By: Buckey2745 , 5:49 PM GMT on January 16, 2014

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We've made it to winter's halfway point... ok the halfway point of meteorological winter, but still. This is the sixth winter I have blogged here in Central Ohio, and so far this is the snowiest at this point. Previous mid-January totals:

2014: 16.55"
2013: 10.35"
2012: 3"
2011: 11"
2010: 12"
2009: 7.5"

Keep in mind, last year was my first year in Franklin County, so the rest of those totals were from a point about 20 miles further south, so I'm sure people up here saw just a little bit more. Obviously 2012 was an anomaly with one of the least snowiest winters I can ever remember here in Central Ohio.

The Week of Clippers
After our extreme cold last week we have actually rebounded quite nicely with a little ridging in the east that has given us 7 straight days with highs above freezing. Today, if given the chance, would make it 8 straight.

The pattern has shifted once again and the entire eastern US will be under a large dominating trough for the rest of the month. You read that right, the rest of January will be cold.

In this pattern we will see multiple disturbances ride in a NW to SE pattern across the area, each bringing a chance of light snow, but nothing significant.

Clipper pattern for the next few days.

In the near term we have two systems that will affect us. The first will move through this afternoon, bringing a light dusting to possibly an inch of snow. Temps have started to level out at 28°, and I actually expect a couple degree cool down once snow starts. This round will bring us 1" of snow here in Canal Winchester this evening and tonight.

A second clipper will move in Saturday and bring us a better chance of accumulation. This is because it takes a more southern track, directly in to Ohio, bringing the heaviest snows with it. For now this looks like it could be a good 3" or so event, but I'll hold off on predictions until tomorrow.

With this pattern we can expect the return of cold air and light snow pretty regularly. These nickel and dime type events could add up by the end of the month, we'll just have to wait and see. For now let's just enjoy the return of winter.

Season Stats:
Winter Weather Advisories- 5
Winter Storm Warnings- 1
Ice Storm Warnings- 0
Blizzard Warnings- 0
Freezing Rain Advisories- 0
Winter Storm Watches- 2
Wind Chill Advisories- 1
Wind Chill Warnings- 0
Blowing Snow Advisory- 0

Snowfall Totals:
November: 3" (Predicted: 3")
December: 8.05" (Predicted: 7")
January: 5.5" (Predicted: 2")
Season: 16.55"

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I'm a 29 year old weather enthusiast from Central Ohio. Certified SKYWARN storm spotter.

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