WINTER WEATHER ADVISORIES POSTED AND FINAL CALL MAP

Winter weather advisories have been posted in ALL of Delaware for at least a twelve hour period beginning around 10-11pm tonight through noon tomorrow.  Now, this is NOT a blockbuster snow event, but in a way, it’s worse than that because we are going to have snow, followed by a period of freezing rain, to just PURE rain. Yet, road conditions will be very slick. Like I’ve said in previous posts, do your Christmas shopping late Saturday. Sleep in. Relax. No need to get into an accident. I gave you how I think the storm will pan out in my previous post yesterday evening.  Generally, this is one to two inches for northern NCC . Points south of Route 1 down to Dover will see up to an inch of snow. Down the beaches expect a coating to almost nothing. You will see more of a mix  and rain. Again, use your senses. Don’t drive in this weather unless ABSOLUTE emergencies.

Have a good day!

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UPDATE: PLAYBOOK FOR UP AND COMING STORM/LET’S ALL JUST RELAX!

Let’s start with the adage that I’m using now: R-E-L-A-X ..I feel like Aaron Rodgers of the Green Bay Packers when he told fans to chill out after a few loses last year before they spun off a win streak.  Starting with myself.

Ok, so where is thing going to go? First, it’s certainly going to happen. The question becomes how much warm air comes into the storm over the morning hours, and is the cold air too stingy that it holds on?  I’m leaning on the warm air coming into play around mid-afternoon and changing everything over to rain by 2-3pm.  So, were talking anywhere from a inch to 2 inches up in NCC and smaller amounts downstate.

Again, this is not a coastal storm pulling cold air INTO the storm. This is an overrunning event that is pulling WARM air down south INTO the storm. There is no High pressure aloft to hold the storm in place, or drive colder air into the storm from Canada.

So, this storm will be MESSY. It will be snowy in the morning, a mix in the early afternoon, and then rain the rest of the way with temperatures shooting past 40 degrees.

I’ll have a FINAL CALL map out tomorrow morning. For now, this is how I think it will play out in the graphics below:

 

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SNOW SPREADS INTO REGION 2-3AM.
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STILL SNOWING AROUND 8-9AM; SLIGHT CHANGEOVER TO A MIX BY 9-11AM. NOT A LOT OF ICE OR FREEZING RAIN BUT MESSY
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RAIN TAKES OVER BY 2PM..HOWEVER, ROADS ARE STILL WET AND MESSY. PLEASE BE CAREFUL IF YOU ARE DRIVING