Salisbury MD

Coldest Day of Winter to Date

The cold air that blew through yesterday bringing us a surprise dusting of snow will remain entrenched throughout the weekend.

The dusting of snow represented the second time in less than a week that an east coast storm system advanced farther north than was expected. Fool me twice…#$@#%^*##!

Today’s daytime high temperature will barely get past the freezing mark representing the coldest day Salisbury has seen this winter. Bundle up because the strong winds will make it feel even colder. Today is a day where COVID believers and non-believers can agree that it is wise to stay inside.

Saturday should offer abundant sunshine with a high in the mid 30’s before clouds roll in late in the day.

Cloudy and cold conditions Saturday evening will lead to snow on Sunday. Depending on temperatures and the exact track of the storm it is possible to see a rain/snow mix or a changeover to rain by late in the day. We’ll see in time.

A conservative estimate for snowfall by Monday morning seems to be around 4 inches of snow. Even though we are more than 48 hours out from the start of the event I thought the snow lovers among us might enjoy looking at the rather bullish ECMWF (Euro) model through Monday morning. Here it is. A foot, anyone? I jest!

The GFS (American) model is more conservative in its snowfall estimate as it indicates that more rain will mix in.

The two major weather models should reach some sort of consensus on snowfall totals and the degree to which rain may mix in by tomorrow morning. The one area of agreement, however, is that the ingredients exist for a major east coast nor’easter that may even provide blizzard conditions in some areas.


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