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By: Buckey2745 , 1:40 AM GMT on February 02, 2013
It's been a busy past 48 hours since my last post. We ended Wednesday's storm with yet another Severe Thunderstorm Warning, and then an immediate change to snow by Thursday morning.
I predicted a weak 0.25" of snow Thursday. Well, the snow started Thursday and kept coming in waves of showers, straight through until Friday morning. Since the showers didn't stop until Friday, I'm counting the snow total toward February. The final tally was 1.25". Definately a decent day of snow showers.
The interesting part was the end of yesterdays snow sparked our 4th Winter Weather Advisory of the season for blowing snow and freezing conditions on the roads. After that? A Wind Chill Advisory, as wind chills got down to -12° this morning.
So after that snowy Thursday we're not done. Another Winter Weather Advisory has been issued for Saturday as two clippers will slide through the area.
NAM for Saturday 1pm
Snow will start around daybreak on Saturday. We shouldn't see really heavy snow, but constant showers that should slowly accumulate over the day. Snow will last straight through until daybreak Sunday.
With this double header of snow I'm thinking we'll see 2" of snow from the first one and 1" with the second one. That will bring our total around the Columbus area to 3" for the entire weekend. If that happens it'll tie for our second biggest snow of the season (most is 3.75" on December 29th).
I've never seen more than 4" or so from a clipper, so I don't expect this to be a major event, but then again 3" does seem to bring this city to a crawl.
I'll update Sunday.
Winter Weather Advisories- 5
Winter Storm Warnings- 1
Ice Storm Warnings- 0
Blizzard Warnings- 0
Freezing Rain Advisories- 0
Winter Storm Watches- 1
Wind Chill Advisories- 2
Wind Chill Warnings- 0
Blowing Snow Advisory- 0
October: 0.1" (Predicted: 0.1")
November: 0" (Predicted: 0.1")
December: 10.25" (Predicted: 10")
January: 3" (Predicted: 1.5")
February: 1.25" (Predicted: 0.25")
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