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Short Range Public Discussion
 
(Latest Discussion - Issued 1959Z Feb 08, 2016)
 
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Short Range Forecast Discussion NWS Weather Prediction Center College Park MD 259 PM EST Mon Feb 08 2016 Valid 00Z Tue Feb 09 2016 - 00Z Thu Feb 11 2016 ...Heavy snow expected for portions of the Northeast with blizzard conditions possible for some areas... ...Snow and strong winds expected today across portions of the Upper Midwest... ...Heavy snow possible across portions of the southern and central Appalachians and the Mid-Atlantic... Snow has fallen most of the afternoon and will continue to fall over New England this evening as a strong low pressure system tracks northeastward into the North Atlantic. Snow will likely be heavy at times, additional snow accumulations of 2 to 6 inches are forecast from Long Island to Maine. Isolated higher amounts will be possible. Additionally, the intensity of the low pressure system offshore will result in winds of 30 to 40 mph with gusts as high as 65 mph portions of southeast Massachusetts including Cape Cod and the islands. This combination may create blizzard conditions at times. The heavy wet snow and strong winds may result in downed tree limbs and possible power outages. The snow and strong winds will taper off by early Tuesday morning as the Low center pushes away from New England. Winter Weather Advisory, Winter Storm Warnings and Blizzard Warnings are in effect from Long Island to Northern Maine. The Upper Midwest will have snow with strong gusty winds as a complex low pressure system moves through the region and into the . Localized areas may develop blizzard conditions. A new system will will spin up across the southern Mid-Atlantic states and will spread precipitation across the Appalachians and Mid-Atlantic, which will begin as a rain and snow mix for many areas, before transitioning to snow as colder air wraps into the newly developing system. Numerous Winter Weather Advisories are in effect from the Ohio Valley to central/southern Appalachians. Snow accumulations of 4 to 10 inches will be possible through Thursday. As this low pressure system moves offshore Tuesday morning, upper-level energy will linger over the Great Lakes, Appalachians, and Mid-Atlantic, which will keep areas of snow possible through Tuesday night for many areas. The system will also bring another round of snowfall to southern New England, albeit relatively light compared to the system affecting the region today. Much of eastern half of the CONUS will have much colder than seasonal average temperatures later in the week in the wake of the cold fronts. Many locations across much of the Midwest, Ohio valley, and Southeast will be 10 to 25 degrees below average. The Northeast and the Great Plains and areas to the west will be 5 to nearly 20 degrees above average. Campbell Graphics available at www.wpc.ncep.noaa.gov/basicwx/basicwx_wbg.php