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Mar 19/Monday, Monday

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“Monday, Monday, can´t trust that day

Monday, Monday, sometimes it just turns out that way
Oh Monday mornin´ you gave me no warnin´ of what was to be
Oh Monday, Monday, how could you leave and not take me”—John Philips, 1965

Six days ago, in my post of March 13, I hinted at what was, at that time,  a potential snow event for the beginning of spring.  Today it appears as though that projection may come to pass.

Today will see increasing clouds that will lead to a steady overnight rain.  The rain will continue for most of a windy Tuesday.
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todaySpring arrives at 12:15 PM tomorrow with rain.  We’ll have to wait until the first full day of spring to see snow.  Yes!  It will snow!

While the snow is over 48 hours away it is essential to understand that projections can vary somewhat between now and then.  As of this morning, it appears that a substantial amount of rain will fall through Tuesday.  There then is expected to be a break in the precipitation until part two of the storm arrives on Wednesday.

Sometime Wednesday morning the rain should mix with and change to snow.  It looks like the snow could be heavy at times with windy conditions.

Question:  How much snow do we get?

Answer:  It depends on when the snowfall is the heaviest.  A  high March sun angle inhibits the accumulation of snow during the daytime hours.  That is not the case at night.  Currently, it appears as though the potential exists for a pretty good accumulation.  I will update again this afternoon.


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