Forecast: December 29th Snow

By: Buckey2745 , 4:19 PM GMT on December 28, 2012

No more than a few days after Winter Storm Euclid gave us our biggest snowfall in 700+ days (a whole 3"!) another snowmaker is on it's way, and it could bring just as much snow for us here in Canal Winchester. However for the most part this will be a relatively light snow event.

I've been hinting at this snow for a couple days now, and all along I was on the pesimistic side of the forecast. I figured the system being so far south would really limit our totals. Now it looks like this system will interact with a weak shortwave swinging in from the Central Plains to bring an enhanced period of snowfall.

Below are the current locations of the two systems and how they'll come together over our area:

The entire area is now under a Winter Weather Advisory, barely meeting criteria.

The latest QPF shows a decent amount of precipitation could actually overspread the area as these two systems interact, with what appears to be upwards of a 14:1 snow to water ratio. That's good enough to spread quite a bit of our area with a 3" swath of snow. But looking at each model run I get the feeling a heavier band of snow will setup just along and west of the I-71 cooridor, where as much as 4" could be in store. Northwest Columbus could get 4", while southeast could get 2".

The timing is good with this system as it comes overnight and promises an all snow event. Here are my predictions for our area:

I expect 2" of snow here in Canal Winchester, making this a minor event for us, but adding to our snow depth, pretty much promises us a white New Year.

Season Stats:
Winter Weather Advisories- 2
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:
October: 0.1" (Predicted: 0.1")
November: 0" (Predicted: 0.1")
December: 5.5" (Predicted: 7")
Season: 5.6"

The views of the author are his/her own and do not necessarily represent the position of The Weather Company or its parent, IBM.

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