Mostly Melting!January 18th, 2013 at 5:29 am by Jeremy Wheeler under Weather
The last 24 hours has been interesting. I think it’s safe to say that the NAM missed the mark. We had a lot of folks saying that we downplayed the storm yesterday. Sure enough…surface temperatures stayed above freezing and a lot of the snow melted. See the previous blogs for my thinking on the snow. I will give it to some folks that we did have a heavy snowburst last night. It happened between 10:30pm and about 1:30am.
We even had a report of thundersnow around 10pm in Chuckatuck. Then the snow/mix wrapped up and it all pushed out by 3 am.
Some snow stuck on the grass and definitely on the decks and cars. However, most of the roads have had melting. Most of the whole region has had melting. The ground temperatures were in the mid 30s even after the precipitation. So many kids will be heading to school today. There may be a little patchy black ice inland where there has been some clearing. High temps today will only reach the upper 30s. Winds will be gusting out of the north at 25-30mph. So wind chills will be in the 20s at times. At least we will have a lot of sunshine. Tonight lows will drop to the mid 20s under clear skies. So black ice will be more of a problem tomorrow morning. This is a quick am update. We’ll have a more lengthy blog out later today.
Meteorologist: Jeremy Wheeler