SALISBURY WEATHER

We’re still on track for 2019’s first snowfall.

Screenshot 2019-01-11 at 2.27.08 PMThis storm is unusual for us in that the battleground between the cold air to the north and the overriding warmer air to the south is producing a ribbon of wintry precipitation that extends from west to east.

Most of our snow producing systems come from the south where the warm air runs into cold air as the system moves up the coast.  Consequently, the snowfall will be limited to a thin band of air.  If the ribbon of precipitation wobbles one way or the other, north or south, then snowfall totals that are currently expected can change.

While still waiting for any updates regarding watches and warnings here is a look at this afternoon’s latest ECMWF model for 6 AM Monday morning.

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It still appears to me that Salisbury is likely to receive a moderate snowfall overnight Saturday into Sunday.  The projected low temperatures for Saturday night imply that driving conditions are likely to be hazardous.

I understand that not everyone who frequents this blog lives in Salisbury, so when I say that we can expect an average of 3 to 4 inches of snow please understand that people on the east side of Wicomico County, for example, can receive lesser amounts while people on the west side of the county and Dorchester County can perhaps receive even more.

There is still some uncertainty on when the snow will stop falling.  It should be sometime during the day on Sunday.  There is still somewhat of a chance that it could linger into the evening.  Overnight low temperatures, dipping into the mid 20’s on Sunday, indicate that Monday’s morning commute will be hazardous as well.

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