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Snow Continues Across Eastern U.S.

9 Dec 2017, 8:23 am

After parts of the South picked up more than a foot of snow– snow will now spread up the eastern seaboard.

Video: Best of the Best Snow Pictures From Friday

A Rare Event

It was quite incredible to see snow spread as far south as the Gulf Coast. Many areas that haven’t seen snow in more than a decade found themselves digging out of measurable amounts of the winter wonder.

All that snow made for treacherous travel across much of the region.

Treacherous Roads

A rare snow across the Southern and Southeastern U.S. made for slippery road conditions Friday.

Posted by WeatherNation on Saturday, December 9, 2017

In fact, many areas saw more snow from this one storm than some of America’s snowiest cities have seen all season!

Snow Moves East

As the sun comes out along the Gulf Coast, the Eastern Seaboard prepares for the impacts of this powerful storm.

What started as rain will change to snow for many folks along the east coast. (Who even says ‘folks’ in real life?)

Snow will spread north along the coast throughout the day on Saturday.

By the time it comes to an end, many residents are looking at a few inches of fresh snow on the ground.

One of the more interesting things about a snowpack is that it can actually drop daytime high temperatures by about 10 degrees.
The snow reflects the light of the sun back into the atmosphere, stopping it from absorbing and heating the ground. It also acts as an insulator, keeping the layer of air closest to the surface cold, like it’s a giant freezer.

Lake-Effect Snow

If you’re jealous of all of the snow, don’t worry! There might be some in your forecast.
The Upper Midwest and Great Lakes are set to see another round of lake-effect snow and a parade of clipper storms over the course of the next few days.

Lake Effect Machine Ramps Up This Weekend

For WeatherNation — Meteorologist Jeremy LaGoo

 

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