Good Sunday evening, gang. I wasn’t going to update until I checked my twitter feed and found so many of you asking for something new on here. You guys are convincing! For the areas with snow on the ground, today was a gorgeous winter day. Temps were cold and there wasn’t much snow melt and that will ensure us a white New Year. The question is… can we put some snow on top of snow and give some of the white stuff to those who have a bare ground? The answer is yes and probably so.
Speaking of the snow vs. no with our last storm. You can see the snowpack showing up on this visible satellite shot from earlier today…
Ok… how about the storm system moving in for New Year’s Eve and Day. I’m looking at the models and looking at the setup and I don’t think the models have the best handle on this thing. There’s a decent chance this ends up being a little bigger event than is being advertised and that will be something to keep an eye on overnight into Monday.
As of now… light snow will break out from west to east Monday afternoon and evening. Initially, the radar will be more bark than bite until we can saturate the lowest levels. A wave of low pressure passes by to the south into New Year’s Day. This should send a swath of accumulating snows eastward across the northern half of the state with more of a mix of snow, sleet, freezing rain and some rain in the south. This could get awfully messy across the entire state.
As that low pushes off to the east… don’t be surprised if it leaves enough moisture behind for leftover snow across southern and southeastern parts of the state by New Year’s night.
I will get you guys a first call map later tonight. Enjoy the evening and thank your twitter pressure for this update. Take care.