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Snow/Cold Blast: One Day Out

By: Buckey2745 , 1:54 PM GMT on November 10, 2013

It's finally here, our first snow of the season. No, it's not much, and it won't slow people down too much. But still... it's here!

No watches or advisories or certainly warnings with this one. As I've been saying for a while now a clipper system will move in Monday evening. A decent shield of precip will spread along the front:


They key to this system is timing. If the front approaches closer to sunset we could see much more rain. If it hits closer to midnight, like the GFS suggests, maybe we can approach over an inch of snow.

The GFS predicts roughly 1-2"


And the NAM predicts the same


You'll notice a 2-3" area closer to the Ohio River in the GFS solution, and that's because it has the system approaching Central Ohio later, so there's actually a chance to see more snow out of this.

It'll be a light accumulation, but I feel like this kicks off the beginning of an active winter. For us here in Canal Winchester I predict we see 1" of snow out of this.

Probably won't be much of a snow map for this one, but I'll post reported accumulations on Tuesday.

UPDATE: Sunday, 7:10pm
Kind of interesting to see the GFS bump its snow totals up to 2-3" across the board here in Central Ohio. I wouldn't get my hopes up though. I'm sticking with 1", as I just don't think this will be a huge accumulation.


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