Thursday, January 20, 2011

MWN's Thursday morning snow update

A brief update after checking out the overnight computer models, including the high-resolution models that now have the entire snow event period within their sights. The analysis from last night still looks to be just about right on track. I expect light rain to move into the area ahead of the cold front around 11am to noon with the frontal passage expected shortly thereafter. Temps will begin to fall and rain could briefly mix with sleet for an hour or two before changing to all snow by 2-3 pm. Snow will be ending by 6-8pm. I expect widespread 1/2 " to 1" snow amounts with 2" possible north of the metro area. Model data has been trending lower with snow amounts over the past 24 hours.

As of 6am, no metro school districts have announced any closings, delays, or early release times.

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