Wednesday, March 6, 2013

A March Lion

Surface weather map at 7:00 p.m. EST March 6
The storm currently moving out to sea off the Virginia coast affected a large portion of the country this week. Tonight storm warnings are in effect offshore and gale warnings are in effect for Chesapeake Bay, Delaware Bay, and Long Island Sound. Coastal flood warnings are in effect for southern Virginia, Delaware, and the southern two-thirds of New Jersey as strong easterly winds gusting to 60 mph push water inland.

On Tuesday heavy snow fell in the Midwest, and overnight the snow shifted to the Appalachians. Snowfall reached 18 to 24 inches in the mountains of Virginia today with amounts tapering off toward the coast. The Washington DC metro area dodged a bullet, with only an inch or two of snow.

We're not done with this storm yet. The precipitation with this system will be spreading into southern New England tonight and Thursday, with some snow and rain hanging around through Friday. Heavy snow is possible at times Thursday from the Adirondacks to the southern New England coast.

Forecast map for Friday, March 8

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