The Lower Eastern Shore is about to experience a seriously disruptive snow storm. Multiple inches of snow combined with high winds may lead to blizzard like conditions at times late tonight and into the early afternoon on Saturday. Visibility at times may be near zero and travel will be treacherous.
For the young among us this may be the most wicked snow storm that has occurred in your lifetime in the Salisbury/Ocean City area. Here is a projected timeline of what we have to look forward to.
- Snow begins to fall shortly after sunset this evening.
- Most areas can expect to see about 2 inches of snow on the ground by midnight.
- Snow will fall steadily throughout the overnight hours with periods of heavy snow.
- Expect up to 6 inches of snow to be on the ground at daybreak tomorrow morning,
- Winds will really begin to kick up around 10 AM on Saturday as snow continues to fall.
- Strong north winds will remain gusty throughout the day and into the afternoon with blowing and drifting snow.
- Precipitation will transition to snow showers but the winds will still limit visibility.
- When the snow finally ends on Saturday it will be difficult for most of us to measure the snowfall in our backyards because of the likely drifting.
- Official snowfall totals across the Delmarva Peninsula should range from 6 inches to 12 inches or more, with the lesser amounts in western Dorchester county and progressively greater amounts as one travels east through Salisbury and on towards Ocean City.
- Low temperatures overnight are expected to dip to near 12 degrees. There will be very few legitimate reasons for anyone to venture out.
— NWS Wakefield (@NWSWakefieldVA) January 28, 2022