A little Snow Now. What About Wednesday?February 10th, 2014 at 1:01 pm by Jeremy Wheeler under Weather
This is a quick afternoon update from this morning. We have had some scattered light snow showers and flurries since earlier today.
This afternoon the same type of precipitation will push farther south. We may get a dusting in a few areas, but overall we shouldn’t see accumulations.
We’ll dry out by this evening in Hampton Roads. The snow should decrease in coverage as it pushes into northeast North Carolina. So we should be good by the time we hit the 5-7pm commute. Then we’ll clear out tonight.
The next system is going to be tricky. I have more details on my previous weather blog from this morning. Jeremy’s morning blog.
There has been an update from the computer models since this morning. The NAM model is somewhat similar to before, but now it does show heavier snow over towards central and western Virginia. It does put down a brief swath of snow over the viewing area at the end (Thursday evening), but it does still have us in a mix for a long time. It still shows mostly rain along the coast until the end. The GFS model has had an interesting update. It has actually gotten a bit wetter/warmer. It does have one burst of snow at the end over our region still, but it is brief. It also still hits western Virginia/North Carolina with some heavy snow. It’s ironic that our computer model (Future Trak) shows the rain/snow line a little farther east.
I tallied up the amounts from Future Trak. It has a huge range in forecast snow amounts. I won’t show the exact numbers, but I do show the big difference in values:
Some of the inland locations are calling for over 8″. The Hampton Roads metro has an inch or less. So again…this is a very difficult forecast developing for Wednesday. Viewers from at least Surry and James City Counties on northward should prepare for possible moderate to heavy snow. It’s possible that the rain could melt a lot of it. It’s still too early to tell. Either way it is very interesting.
Meteorologist: Jeremy Wheeler