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Short Range Public Discussion
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Short Range Forecast Discussion NWS Weather Prediction Center College Park MD 259 AM EST Sun Dec 9 2018 Valid 12Z Sun Dec 9 2018 - 12Z Tue Dec 11 2018 ...Winter storm to bring ice and snow for the interior southeast U.S. and into portions of the Mid-Atlantic states... A strong storm system passing just south of the southeast U.S. coast early Sunday morning will result in a high impact winter storm from extreme northeast Georgia and northwest South Carolina to central/southern Virginia. Winter storm warnings are in effect from northeast Georgia to central Virginia, and winter weather advisories extend from central Arkansas to eastern Virginia. Substantial snowfall accumulations are likely across the southern Appalachians and the adjacent Piedmont of North Carolina and south-central Virginia, with some accumulations in excess of a foot possible through Sunday night where the best low-mid level forcing becomes established. Travel will be severely affected across much of these areas, and some power outages are likely. Mixed precipitation and wet snow to the south and east of the heaviest snowfall axis across the coastal plain of the Carolinas and southern Virginia will tend to lower overall accumulations there, but may still disrupt travel. Elsewhere across the nation, dry and cold weather is expected from the Intermountain West to the Ohio Valley, and a few snow showers near the Great Lakes and northern New England. Heavy showers and mountain snow will continue across western Washington and Oregon through Monday as a cold front approaches from the eastern Pacific. D. Hamrick Graphics available at