Monday, January 27, 2014
* Period of rain, changing to freezing rain (glaze ice) then finally snow from Tuesday PM into Wednesday PM, from near New Orleans and Mobile to Pensacola, Augusta, Savannah, Hilton Head, Myrtle Beach, Wilmington and Outer Banks.
* Atlanta may see a coating of slush, maybe 1-2″ south of ATL, but heaviest snow/sleet/ice bands should stay south of Atlanta.
* Amounts may be “plowable”, especially eastern North Carolina.
Winter Storm Watches In Unlikely Places. NOAA has issued a Winter Storm Advisories from Houston to Lake Charles, New Orleans, Mobile and Pensacola, extending into much of Georgia and the Carolinas by Wednesday, for a combination of freezing rain (glaze ice – rain freezing on contact with cold surfaces), sleet (ice pellets), ending as a little wet snow. The primary threat for the Gulf Coast is ice, topped off with a coating to 1″ of slushy snow by Wednesday morning. You can click here for WeatherNation TV’s interactive map.
Greatest Snowfall Potential: North Carolina. The heaviest snow bands are forecast to set up east of Raleigh, which is right on the edge of the Winter Storm Watch. Right now I do not expect widespread travel problems between Charlotte and Raleigh, but accumulating snow and ice is likely from Wilmington and Myrtle Beach to New Bern, Greenville and The Outer Banks.
Wednesday Morning. Wake-up temperatures by midweek dip below zero across a huge swath of the USA, colder than 32 from New Orleans to Pensacola to Savannah. New York City suburbs will see single digit lows early Wednesday, as cold as -4 Detroit and -5 Chicago, with double digit negative numbers from Madison to the Twin Cities and Duluth.
Summary: Never a dull moment, not this winter. While interest grows in Super Bowl weather conditions at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey for Sunday, the short-term threat will be ice and snow from the Gulf Coast into the Carolinas. Atlanta should be spared a major accumulation; latest 12z models hinting at 1″ of slushy snow Tuesday night for KATL. We’ll keep an eye on this system and update you on Super Bowl weather, in the event some of your are lucky enough to have tickets to the big game. Otherwise the weather should be just fine in your family room for Sunday’s Big Spectacle.
Paul Douglas – Senior Meteorologist – Alerts Broadcaster
Alerts Broadcaster provides severe weather and natural hazard intelligence to businesses worldwide through Alerts, Briefings, and Business Continuity Consultation. Alerts Broadcaster meteorologists are working 24×7 to provide analysis and perspective that is crucial to your company’s severe weather response. Contact us to learn how Alerts Broadcaster can help protect your organization, staff and patrons: http://www.alertsbroadcaster.com/contact/
It's going to be a long winter. The first major snow storm for the nation brought icy conditions and struggles for… https://t.co/hLC3lLKLzV9 minutes ago by WeatherNation
NEW OVERNIGHT - The struggle was REAL for drivers across the St. Louis area as roads became snow packed and tractio… https://t.co/Y1aDncXC0C56 minutes ago by WeatherNation
SELFIES AROUND THE US - What iconic spot have YOU taken your favorite selfie? Nice weather today meant this constru… https://t.co/SIDOQknHiC8 hours ago by WeatherNation
SHOWER OF FIRE - Check out this terrifying video as embers from a palm tree on fire were spewed onto a house nearby… https://t.co/WFekKXZEHd8 hours ago by WeatherNation
NEW: Winter Storm Watches for SE Wyoming, including Cheyenne and Laramie. Significant snow possible on Friday & Sat… https://t.co/3F9qmZUKM49 hours ago by WeatherNation
DANGEROUS ROADS! Icy and wet roads leading to numerous accidents across the South. Make sure to take your time to w… https://t.co/eDUnBr83oz10 hours ago by WeatherNation
Snowy day for Arkansas, roads may be icy this evening. Please be careful if you're in the area. https://t.co/TP6rBjPBMn11 hours ago by WeatherNation
A clipper system is moving into the Midwest later this week - and along with it, a big Arctic chill.… https://t.co/4oVZldvf4J11 hours ago by WeatherNation
TREE ON FIRE - Embers from wildfires can be transported near ... and far ... by windy conditions as we've seen in S… https://t.co/G2Nx3dDstT14 hours ago by WeatherNation
Fire weather conditions in Southern California remain high through the end of the workweek -> https://t.co/QsDbcDlXEY15 hours ago by WeatherNation
The flakes were flying earlier this morning in Monroe, Louisiana. This is the earliest measurable snowfall EVER i… https://t.co/54AUmhGAoF16 hours ago by WeatherNation
The same storm system that will bring wintry weather from the mid-South to the Appalachians will likely produce flo… https://t.co/khC6QNUTdf18 hours ago by WeatherNation