Charlie's Forecasts for Laurel Ridge

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PACCSA member Charlie Becker does weather forecasting as a hobby and will share some of his predictions with us throughout the winter season. If severe weather is anticipated, please refer to your local weather and/or the National Weather Service for any advisories that may have been issued.

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Sun 15 Mar 2015

Well,
There is a very good chance the 1.5-foot line disappears by late Saturday as The Ridge is certainly in the mix on the coming storm.  Warm air will find the Arctic air dam currently in place and ride over top causing significant snow to fall quickly.  There will not be much warning with this system so once it starts snow fall rates will quickly reach 1” to 2” per hour.  There is an ice factor associated with this system, as the warm air will continue to push through.  The Ridge may see some icing post snow but it does not look significant at this time.  So, the snow is a gimme, the ice questionable.  Sunday will see on and off snow showers to top off Saturday’s dump.  Wednesday brings hope of another system.  The pattern appears suspicious indicating a grand finale in the way of a coastal system could be in the making.  For now, the snow on The Ridge is going nowhere.

See you on The Ridge,

Charlie

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