Sunday, October 28, 2012

The Cold Side of Sandy...

The latest run of the GFS computer forecast model continues to advertise a swath of heavy, wet snow from the Tennessee / North Carolina border up through much of West Virginia.  

The image above depicts snowfall totals in excess of 18 inches within the brown shaded area.  Most of this would occur above 2,500 to 3,000 feet.  A close-up view is shown below, scale in inches on the right:

Combine the heavy, wet snow with surface winds of 35-45 mph and blizzard to near blizzard conditions will be the result, along with widespread power outages.

As you might imagine, we are seeing lots of new visitor traffic here on the blog with the approach of Sandy.  Welcome visitors!  Please don't bookmark any particular post for updates, as new posts will be made each time we have new information to pass along.  Please check the homepage of the blog and refresh there for the latest posts...

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