TUESDAY COLD..WEDNESDAY COLD…THURSDAY-FRIDAY COLDER..SATURDAY..COLD..SUNDAY..I HAVE NO “FREAKING” CLUE :}

How many times can you say it’s “Cold outside” ?  I say it all day to the kids so they need to wear their jackets. They don’t listen to me.

Anyway, I guess you get the message? Aside from that I can tell you, honestly, the hunt for snow or a snowstorm for our area is like searching for the Seven Cities of Gold. The Spanish spent years looking for it. At least, they claimed Florida for Spain. I’m not claiming anything for anyone.  Wilmington is now, officially, 12.4  inches BEHIND last year’s pace.  Wilmington has 4.5 inches. This time last year we had 16.9  That’s a foot and a half.  And we have 8 weeks left. I honestly, don’t see how we would make that up. Even if this weekend’s storm were to materialize, we wouldn’t put a dent in that.

All I can say, it’s Tuesday. Patience. Yet, if you are on the opposite side of the fence and not a snow weenie (lover) then this is the BEST winter you’ve had :} clue

DAILY SNAP CHAT: SEASONABLE COLD BUT NICE..WEEKEND “SUPER” BOWL STORM NOT LOOKING SO MUCH LIKE ONE.

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Expect to see light snow showers/mix today as another clipper system swings through further north. No worries really.

Weekend storm looking a lot less impressive. I would say, if anything, expect light rain showers mixed with some slop. Cold is transient over the weekend, and will be leaving by Sunday afternoon/night. Any system will overrun that layer and we get nothing but steady rain for most of Sunday night. It’s still early, but everything is telling me this is going to be a non-event.

This is our winter folks. It’s our winter.  I’m not declaring it dead yet. One more week. After the 20th, get ready for an early Spring.

 

 

FINAL CALL SNOW MAP FOR CLIPPER TONIGHT INTO MONDAY MORNING

I went a little more conservative with amounts as opposed to NOAA numbers. There is a sliver from just north of Dover to around the city proper of Dover that could see the “heaviest” portion of the systems as it develops right over us.  I included eastern shore, and travel down 95 to Baltimore-Washington so if your going down there, you know D.C. . They can’t handle this kind of stuff.  School delays? Possible. Easy travel folks. Easy travel.

Unless there is something spectacular development then I will post later, but I like this map. NOW CASTING begins around 8PM with radar updates and early models coming in.

Have a great Sunday!map

CHEAP THRILL TOMORROW NIGHT INTO MONDAY MORNING

The interesting thing about tomorrow night’s event is that it’s actually, most probably, going to happen and develop right over the state .  It won’t even start until after Midnight so most of us will wake to a winter wonderland of a dusting on your lawns!!

A VERY WEAK low pressure system coming down from Canada is due to form literally right over the state late tomorrow night and touch off a reign of light snow, and maybe just flurries.  Will keep an eye on it, but my confidence level is 50-50. So, for our snow lovers enjoy! It could be an appetizer for the latter part of next weekend.

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The Post Super Bowl Battle of Storm Placement

Going into February I want to be VERY clear. Our winter hinges on the end of next week after the Super Bowl.  There is a battle setting up that looks to be a classic battle of low placements that would give us either a major snowstorm or a “Meh..” kind of storm. Now, I’m not hyping anything because this wouldn’t be until NEXT WEEK. That’s 10 days from now. Anything can happen.

This will be the Super Bowl of where the storm low pressure sets up. If it sets up tucked into the coast a bonanza would occur for us. If it sets up too far east, south of Cape Cod then New England (who will probably win the Super Bowl) will get the snow. It’s actually setting up very closely like our storm at the beginning of January. We will see. It will be a battle ALL WEEK. After the Super Bowl, we will see who the winner is. Stay tuned!

Let’s go Falcons!  (I’m an NFC guy and HATE the Patriots)

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GFS has a fairly deep low centered south of Long Island but more tucked into the coast which is our best possibility for a substantial snowstorm . I’d  like it a bit more wrapped up, and just a bit more off the coast. 
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The EURO has a very deep low centered off Long Island and south of Cape Cod. An ideal set up for a New England bomb. This would give us less than an inch of snow. We would want this centered closer to the coast and a bit more tucked in. 

 

WHAT YOU SEE IS WHAT WE GET..SNOW SHOWERS SPRINKLES! CHEAP THRILL..SUNDAY NIGHT PERHAPS A DUSTING

Radar looks spectacular! Looks like we’re getting a blizzard. Instead, what you see are enhanced flakes coming from the W/NW from the Great Lakes. If you want lots of snow, drive about 8 hours W/NW towards upstate PA and upstate NY near Buffalo. Then you will see real enhanced lake effect snow. Almost a foot in Buffalo today!

Sunday still seems to have a better than 50% chance of seeing sustained flurries which won’t amount to much as we have a bunch of short wave energy flying all over the place. It is cold, so that helps as well.  I’m more interested in a clipper coming down from Canada Tues-Wed time frame. If it takes a sharper dip in the jet stream, we could see something a little more substantial. I wouldn’t be talking 6+, but in the 1-3 range. Yet, this is from a weather teacher I have, he said, “Where it wants to snow..It will. Where it doesn’t want to..It won’t.” Essentially, if we haven’t seen it steady so far, do you REALLY expect it to happen?

February is up in the air folks. It will be cold, but how cold and for how long? Yet, there are VERY strong signals that around the 5th or 6th of next week a significant event could take place. It’s back an forth. Appreciate what we have right now. On a side note this January was almost 6 degrees ABOVE NORMAL in temperatures. That’s just totally insane..What is going on?

 

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WEEKEND SNAP: Looks Nice! Snow Showers Possible Sunday Night..Not much..Cheap Thrill Possible

Possibly a preview of what is to come for February, Sunday into Monday could possibly bring us some snow showers of some kind. It would be nothing significant but deserves to be watched.  Current graphic of snow cover in the United States or lack thereof .  Perhaps, in the next few weeks that green part around us will be filled in. Get some crayons!

I’ll be back on Sunday with a preview for February. Enjoy your weekend!! :} Thanks for following me. I appreciate it.

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SNOW DEPTH COVERAGE SO FAR THIS WINTER. WHERE IS IT IN THE EAST?