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
...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
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.
Graphics available at www.wpc.ncep.noaa.gov/basicwx/basicwx_wbg.php