Evening UpdateJanuary 25th, 2013 at 7:30 pm by Jeremy Wheeler under Weather
There are a couple of big updates in here. Jeff and Don updated on-air, but it didn’t make it to the blog yet. So I thought I’d do a quick post. We brought the amounts down across the region. There were some heavy snowbursts out there, but it looks like the precipitation will end sooner this evening. So things look to really taper off over the next 1-2 hours. Here’s a look at Super Doppler 10. Keep in mind that some lighter snow was still falling over towards I-95. The filter is set to take out the lighter precipitation.
So a pretty good 1-2 inches fell across the region with 3 inches in a few cities. I see varying reports in towards our western cities. I’ve seen 2 inches in Franklin a couple of hours ago, but lesser amounts from Isle of Wight up to Williamsburg. Feel free to comment with your amounts.
The mix zone is moving up into North Carolina now. There are reports of ice pellets up to Elizabeth City, and there were some indications for a little freezing rain near the Albemarle and possibly the Outer Banks. However, there was a good amount of snow before the mix came up. So there is a lot of snow there now with ice pellets and some freezing rain now mixing in. This will really add to the problems there as ice may form over the snow already on the roads. The good thing is that the precipitation looks to end before the mix zone really comes up too much more north. The afternoon run of Future Trak showed this well, but this morning’s run (that I worked with) didn’t do a good job with the end of the precipitation nor the placement of the mix zone. So while I did have snow in northeast North Carolina. I’ll admit I undersold the snow amounts there. It still could get tamped down a bit, but not as much as I thought earlier.
The snow did start on-time in the region, however there were still many people on the roads during the evening commute. So a 1-2 hour commute was common. Even for some short distances. It still isn’t over, but at least it’s tapering off in the metro. It won’t melt tonight, so there will be snow on the ground in the morning. Hopefully, crews can clear the roads before folks need to get out in the morning. Be safe out there.
Meteorologist: Jeremy Wheeler