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By: Buckey2745, 5:51 PM GMT on January 25, 2015
Even though the NWS started projecting this storm to go a little further south yesterday evening, as daylight broke today I got the feeling that maybe we should have actually moved the heavier snow estimates further north.... not south.
Shortly after my post yesterday the NWS issued Winter Weather Advisories for areas along and north of I-70. By the overnight shift they had added another row of counties further south. But now that the...
Updated: 7:17 PM GMT on January 25, 2015
By: Buckey2745, 4:23 PM GMT on January 24, 2015
We've had a handful of clipper systems this season, but so far only one has actually brought us any snow in the Columbus area. Now we have a chance for our second accumulating clipper of the season, but unlike most clippers this isn't a slam dunk all-snow storm.
A few days ago this looked like it could be a rain maker, as the low pressure was shown going right over Central Ohio. Now a southern track at least promises we should see some snow, but will it s...
By: Buckey2745, 5:02 PM GMT on January 11, 2015
This is why I put off predicting amounts and locations until the last minute, because now it looks like instead of this being a southern Ohio icing, it could be right through the I-70 corridor now.
This will not be a snowfall event. Yes, there's a chance we could see a dusting at the tail end of this thing Monday, but this will be a strictly freezing rain and sleet storm. So many times in the past I've focused on how much sleet will fall beca...
Updated: 12:59 AM GMT on January 12, 2015
By: Buckey2745, 5:38 PM GMT on January 10, 2015
We have the potential for some icing with our next storm system that is moving in tomorrow night. A southern low will stay pretty far south of us, but will push warm moisture over top of our extremely cold airmass. This is a classic scenario for an ice storm.
We have been below freezing for well over 120 hours, ever since Sunday night. In fact, we have only been above 20° for about 8 hours this week. 8 hours! That means, with the help of our snow cover, ...
Updated: 10:27 PM GMT on January 10, 2015
By: Buckey2745, 10:43 PM GMT on January 08, 2015
This morning we hit an incredible -7.0° with a windchill bottoming out at -23.4°. Every school in the state closed their doors. They had to. It was way too cold for kids to be at the bus stop. Tomorrow morning won't be much better, but they should at least be able to make it to school. I kind of expect delays tomorrow for two reasons. First, wind chills should still be in the -10° range. And second, a quick shot of snow from a weak clipper overnight. By ...