Can you say “heavy snow?”

February 7th, 2013 at 8:38 pm by under Weather

Winter Storm Warning for parts of Michigan Thursday Night

Once again, we are going to miss out on another round of heavy snow.  Look for rain Thursday night and by Friday morning, our rain will likely mix to rain, but the significant snow accumulation will be over parts of central Michigan.  The map above shows the Winter Storm Warning for the area that is expected to see 6-12 inches of snow Thursday night.

So, how much snow will we receive?   The map below shows mainly an inch north of Fort Wayne and a little more just north of the Toll Road:

Snow forecast for our area for Thursday night through Friday morning.

As Meteorologist Greg Shoup covered in the last blog post, this same system will turn into a “Super Storm” and bring very heavy snow to New England.   Besides the heavy snow, strong winds and blizzards conditions will also be a major problem.  The counties highlighted in red in the map below, are under a Blizzard Warning:

Blizzard Warning for parts of New England

So, how much snow are we taking about?    New England is still on track to see snow, not measured in inches, but in feet.   Yes, Boston could see up to 25″ of snow.   The map below is the snow forecast from our same “Futurecast” model we run here at WANE TV:

Total snow forecast in inches.

So, 2 feet of snow with 65 mph winds….. can you say blizzard?   This will likely be an epic storm for the season.

If you want to follow this storm, here are several links to explore:

Boston NWS Forecast

NAM total snow forecast from Earls Model Page

GFS total snow forecast for Earls Model Page

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