Snow sleet and rain for this Groundhog Day followed by Arctic blast tonight!


At 6am this morning we have snow mixed with sleet falling and the temperature is just below freezing at 31 degrees, winds are from the east, overnight accumulation is around 5 1/2 inches.  The rain/snow line is just south of our area, down the shore only plain rain is falling and temperatures are in the low 40s.

Today we will see a mixture of snow, sleet and freezing rain changing back to all snow before ending late this afternoon or early evening, an additional 2 inches may fall.  Arctic air will be rushing in behind the storm and temperatures will fall rapidly tonight so any standing slush will freeze solid on untreated roads and sidewalks.

Tuesday will be dry with very cold temperatures.

Not on cold on Wednesday but another Arctic front will be moving through giving a chance of snow showers Wednesday night into Thursday.  A storm system is expected to develop off the Virginia coast Thursday night but at this time should stay south of us.

Much colder again on Friday with temperatures moderating slightly for the weekend with no precipitation expected.

 

THE FORECAST:

TODAY – Snow mixing with sleet and rain today before changing back to all snow before ending this evening, additional 1-3 inches expected.

TONIGHT – Cloudy early then becoming mostly clear, breezy and much colder, low around 12.

TUESDAY – Mostly sunny, high in the mid 20s.

WEDNESDAY – Cloudy and not as cold, high in the upper 30s, chance of snow showers at night.

THURSDAY – Mostly cloudy with a chance of snow showers, high in the upper 20s.

FRIDAY – Mostly sunny and very cold, high in the low 20s.

SATURDAY – Partly sunny, high in the mid 30s.

SUNDAY – Mostly cloudy, high in the low 30s.

 

MARINE FORECAST:  Gale warning will be effect from 4pm today till 6am on Tuesday for northwest winds gusting to 45 knots, seas 5-8 feet.

OUTLOOK – No advisories expected late in the day on Tuesday through Wednesday, with small craft advisories possible Wednesday night through Friday.

 

JANUARY 2015 CLIMATE DATA.

January temperature was 26.8 degrees which was 2.5 degrees below normal.  Precipitation was slightly above normal with 4.61″.  Snowfall was also a bit above normal with 14.2 inches accumulating.      The months high temperature was 53 degrees on the 4th with lowest reading of 4 degrees on the 8th.

 

Why did Seattle pass that ball?

I do believe the Groundhog will see his shadow today and we will have six more weeks of winter.

 

Have a good day!

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