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This Week’s Potential Winter Storm

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We still have a long way to go to get a good grasp of this weekend storm, but I have a better idea today on what we might see. Still looks like a decent shot of light snow across the piedmont but very light unless something changes. The heavy stuff will be just to the east of I-85 then really getting heavy near I-95. So here are my thoughts as of about 1pm Sunday 1/23/2014 along with some images of the data so far.

 

WPC 1” snow chances:

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GFS Model Wednesday 7am:

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GFS Model Snow Depth:

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NAM Model Snow Depth:

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ECMWF Model Snowfall (Courtesy of WeatherBell):

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SREF Ensembles snow totals for Charlotte:

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There is some precedent for a storm like this though still very rare. This was the 1973 storm.

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  • Bob

    so the models could change at anytime??

    • wxbrad

      They actually change every 6-12 hours. They are only snap shots, Ensembles and pattern recognition is the way to go.

      • Bob

        thanks for the reply, so do u think hickory area could get any snow accumulation from this storm??

      • Bob

        thanks for the reply, so do u think the hickory area will get any snow accumulation from this storm??

  • Natisha Marie Janssen

    Will west charlotte see any snow in this storm thats coming.

    • wxbrad

      Very light dusting to 1″ likely.

  • Bob

    will we see another winter storm this season or is this the last one??