February 7 – Superbowl Sunday starts with a super storm on the Carolina US coast. It’s actually snowing and accumulating in parts of eastern North Carolina this morning. This beast has prompted Gale Warnings up to the Mid Atlantic and is worth watch for two reasons. First, it will create a weakness in the atmosphere for another storm to follow during the week. Secondly, the trend has been for storms to slow down and hang back west. Remember last Friday’s event? I bring that up because as I show the GFS model below clearing the coast, I think snow may hang back west and could clip Delmarva Monday. I’ve separated the second system in it’s own section below to identify how complex our snow set up will be. Also, there are snow totals from three computer models that vary a lot. I hope to make my first call for snowfall this afternoon before the Super Bowl festivities begin.
The main points I want to make here:
- It will snow this week
- Starts: Rain changes to snow late Monday
- Main Event: Tuesday
- Snow Showers Linger: Wednesday and Thursday
- Cold Will Hold: Temps stay below average through next week
Storm 1: The Coastal (slider –>)
The trend has been for systems to slow down and stay west. This could clip Delmarva Monday morning.