Snow And Ice Potential Gulf And Southeast Coast Jan 27, 2014

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

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6 responses to “Snow And Ice Potential Gulf And Southeast Coast

  1. My friend moved to South Carolina two years ago to get away from the cold up here in Mn. She is not a happy camper right now. We told her we would share out weather with her!

    1. well unlike mn. the cold only stays for a few days like today in dothan al it was 60-70 degrees with snow forecast for tomorrow thru wed and then thursday friday its going to be 60-70 degrees again no problem

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