LOCKED AND LOADED..FINAL CALL MAP GET READY SOUTHERN DELAWARE..NORTHERN DELAWARE BE ON ALERT

FINAL CALL MAP 

SUMMARY: A MAJOR WINTER STORM IS APPROACHING THE AREA FROM THE SW. STORM IS GATHERING IN THE GULF OF MEXICO. A PLUME OF MOISTURE WILL BE STREAMING UP TONIGHT THROUGH THE SOUTHERN STATES(NC, VA). THEN JUMPING  OFF THE COAST LATER TOMORROW AFTERNOON. DEPENDING ON STRENGTH AND TRACKING, STORM TOTALS COULD GO UP OR DOWN FOR OUR AREA. THIS STORM WILL PASS OFF MAINLY TO OUR SOUTH . SOUTHERN SUSSEX COUNTY, KENT COUNTIES WILL GET UP TO AS MUCH AS 10 INCHES. WHILE NORTHERN DELAWARE COULD SEE AS MUCH AS 3-4 DEPENDING ON INTENSITY AND TRACKING. NORTHERN DELAWARE’S RANGE IS 1-3 RIGHT NOW.

THE STORM HAS BEEN TRENDING FURTHER NW TOWARDS THE I-95 CORRIDOR. A SHIFT OF 50 MILES BACK TOWARDS THE COAST COULD SEND SNOW TOTALS UPWARDS.

SNOW WILL BE LIGHT AND FLUFFY. RATIOS WILL BE 10:1; 15:1. THIS WILL INCREASE AMOUNTS IN AREAS THAT WERE EXPECTED TO GET ONLY AN INCH OR TWO. COLD TEMPERATURES WILL BE PLUMMETING WITH THE STORM. SATURDAY NIGHT TEMPERATURES WILL BE DOWN TO THE TEENS. BUNDLE UP!!

WINTER WEATHER ADVISORIES AND WARNINGS HAVE BEEN POSTED. GO TO NOAA.GOV  FOR MORE INFORMATION.

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THE END GAME FOR THIS WEEKEND..SOUTHERN DELAWARE SNOWSTORM..NORTHERN DELAWARE NOT SO MUCH

So, let’s play a game of North versus the South for this up and coming snowstorm on the weekend. It’s going to be a tale of two halves of the state. It’s pretty amazing, for a state of our size,  to see 2/3 of the state have a major storm warning while the other half has an advisory. Yet, I think that’s how it’s going to be.

Southern Delaware(Milford-Ocean City MD) : You will see the more significant threat of larger amounts. Anywhere between 4-8 inches.  You will be in the meat of the back edge of the storm. Let’s see how it plays out, but I think it may be closer to 4-6. Give me reports on Saturday to see how it’s going. 

Central Delaware (Milford, North, to Dover-Smyrna): Your currently have a Winter Storm Watch. However, you could be in either advisory or warning criteria by tonight. I think you should see anywhere from 4-6inches depending on where you live. Closer to Dover, you will see about 5-7 inches. Your just on the edge of the heavier precipitation. 

Northern Delaware (Smyrna to North Wilmington and points West and East) : You are more on the cusp of the heavier precipitation.  Right now, I would say northern Delaware could see anywhere from 1-3 BUT if the storm backs up anymore towards us we could be in the 2-4 realm. AND if the storm really comes further north we could see significant snow in the 6-8 range. Yet, I feel we are more in the 1-3 range. Elevation will play a key role for the higher amounts towards 3. 

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Heavier Blue indicates heaviest precipitation. Most of Delaware is in the light shaded blue which is light-moderate. Center of the storm is just a little too far to the east. Has to be more tucked into the coast for big storm. 

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