Sunday, December 19, 2010

Christmas Snowstorm for the Ohio Valley?

A white Christmas appears quite likely for much of the Ohio Valley and portions of the Midwest, as a strong storm system is forecast to take shape and affect the region on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.

Below are the latest surface forecast maps from the HPC, valid 6am CST on Christmas Eve:

...and the same time on Christmas Day:

The potential exists for locally heavy snows along and North of the surface low pressure track, from portions of Missouri and Illinois on Christmas Eve, into the Ohio and Tennessee Valley regions on Christmas Day.

If your holiday travel plans involve air travel out of Kansas City, St. Louis or Chicago on Christmas Eve, keep a close eye on the weather and check for the latest updates as the week goes on.

We'll continue to monitor the computer forecast model trends over the next few days and provide more detailed posts as the week progresses.

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