Arctic air remains... watching Friday...

>> Wednesday, January 23, 2013

I encourage you to watch today's edition of the video... I have lots of graphics to go along with the discussion for our Friday system...

Brrr.... cold, dry arctic air remains in place across the region. A little clipper will move through tonight and re-enforce the cold air around here for tomorrow. As the clipper moves through, some flurries are possible later tonight into early Thursday morning.


Another, stronger system will move in Friday. This time around, the big question is precipitation amounts, or lack thereof.

The GFS is very dry with very little in the way of appreciable precip east of the mountains.

The NAM remains wetter, as does the Euro and Canadian.

If we can generate enough precip, then this would likely be a wintry mix for northeast Georgia up into the Upstate, northern SC, and into southern NC with mainly snow for the mountains and northern NC.

Looking at BUFKIT data from the 6z NAM, for Charlotte, it is a period of sleet and freezing rain. For Greensboro, it was all snow.

But....but... the big question is will there be enough precip to be anything of significance? Too soon to know. This airmass is bone dry, but with cold ground conditions and cold air temperatures, it would only take a small amount of precip to cause some significant travel issues.

We will see.


Anonymous 8:22 AM  

oh so its coming over the mountains, gfs is probably right about amount of moisture then. Mountains nom nom nom that stuff up.

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Matthew East 7:40 AM  

They do indeed....

Matthew East 7:40 AM  

They do indeed....

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