Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Accumulating Snow Targets Ohio Valley, Northeast Tonight/Tomorrow

Accumulating snow appears to be in the forecast for parts of the Ohio Valley and Northeast tonight into tomorrow morning.

The image displayed here shows the short range Rapid Refresh (RAP) weather forecast model's projected accumulated snowfall over the next 18 hours, ending at 12:00 PM EST. By this time, a stripe of snowfall has hit southern Indiana, southern Ohio and northern Kentucky as a result of a storm system sliding along the Southern US. Maximum snowfall appears to be as high as 3.1 inches, and this would most likely occur in Ohio or far west Pennsylvania.

Further into the Northeast, heavier snowfall appears prone to occur as strengthening takes place along the Atlantic. As a result of the proximity and strength of this storm to the Northeast, accumulating snow is likely along these areas. The highest totals appear aimed at State College PA and possibly extreme northern New Jersey, where just over 4 inches could accumulate. Lighter totals between 1 and 3 inches could hit much of the New England area, including New York and Massachusetts, among several states.


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