I'm a 31 year old weather enthusiast from Central Ohio. Certified SKYWARN storm spotter.
By: Buckey2745 , 4:12 PM GMT on December 31, 2013
We have not had an accumulation of 1" or more here in the Columbus area since December 14th. For as impressive of a start as December had, it's pretty shocking that it's been that long since a good covering snow. We've had plenty of days of snow, just not a good accumulation.
Maybe that'll change on Thursday.
A southern low that will swoop down from the Rockies, in to the Gulf states, and up the eastern seaboard will give us a quick glance of snow. I don't think it'll be anything significant, but it'll be enough to get us prepared for what's to come.
Thursday morning Euro
The Euro and GFS both show a large area of light to moderate snow sweep in from the Midwest, well north of the center of the storm. For our area I say we get 2" blanketed across the entire area.
Unrelated, points in northern Ohio could be looking at a few days of snow as clippers bring in multiple rounds of light snow, accumulating well past 6". But for now, we're just going to have to look forward to a couple inches on Thursday.
Two main things to talk about going forward:
1. Decent snow forecasted for Sunday in to Monday
2. Coldest air in years comes in behind that
It's still 5 days out but I have high hopes for Sunday in to Monday to be a pretty decent snow maker for us. Obviously a lot of things could change between now and then, but I think this could be one of the better looking ridge runners we've had in a while.
And obviously as I talked about yesterday, absolutely record breaking cold by Tuesday morning possibly. All computer models still point to it, so we have to wait and see.
I'll post again sometime Thursday to summarize our snow. HAPPY NEW YEAR!
Winter Weather Advisories- 4
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
November: 3" (Predicted: 3")
December: 8.05" (Predicted: 7")
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