Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Brief Morning Update / Moderate Snowstorm Still Forecasted for the Mid-Atlantic Region Including the D.C. Metro Area

**This entry was posted on February 12, 2014. **

NWS Sterling (LWX) county warning area (CWA) weather advisories as of 9:29AM Feb. 12, 2014.

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Sorry for the lack of an update last night. I was out at three places -- first at Elephant & Castle on Pennsylvania Ave. with Andrea & Co., and then at D-I-K bar where I talked to Chris about his Florida Keys trip and Brady, and then Larry's Lounge where I met up with Gary, Kristof, and Wendy -- and needless to say I wasn't much up for blogging by the time I got home.

LWX CWA "most likely" snowfall total amounts forecasted for the period through 12AM Feb. 14, 2014 generated at 8:45AM Feb. 12, 2014.

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The winter storm / snowstorm is still on for the mid-Atlantic region including the Metro D.C. area but there remains much uncertainty including the possibility of mixing or even turning over to rain for a period, as well as precipitation amounts. In addition, it is no longer looks like a true blockbuster for the immediate area, just a moderate snowstorm.

NWS Eastern Region weather advisories and legend updated at 9:42AM Feb. 12, 2014.

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At this point, D.C. itself is in the 6 to 8 inch forecasted snowfall range though the grid-point forecast where I live totals 5 to 9 inches. The min-max snowfall maps show 2.9" and 12.0", respectively, for KDCA and 2.4" and 11.5", respectively, for KBWI. Meanwhile, parts of South Carolina and Georgia are having a crippling ice storm.

Oh, yes, here is a relevant CWG entry on the matter (link embedded): Heavy snow tonight, then mixed precipitation Thursday (LIVE FORECAST UPDATES).

OK, that's all for now. I will try to post an update later tonight, although I am really under a difficult deadline at work for the Hawaii project, specifically, the reference and citation work.

--Regulus

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