Thursday March 5 2020
Don’t be surprised if you see snow on Friday. In this winter without a winter, any snow falling might catch added attention. Let me start with say that if any snow mixes in during the day Friday, it will not be a road travel problem. The ground and the surface air temperatures are too warm. But a burst of colder air on the back of a developing coastal storm will bring a few hours of snow Friday night into Saturday morning across much of Maryland. Even around the Bay.
The NAM 3Km model is showing mostly rain, with snow north of Harrisburg during the day. But the upper level air will be below freezing. This is the 2 PM look at 850mb, which is bout 5,000 Ft above the ground. The clouds will be below freezing.
But the surface temperatures will b above freezing. The mixing of air between may allow some heavier intensity precipitation to drag down colder air and allow snow to survive the trip to the ground. It can snow when the surface air is in the mid 40s. But obviously it will not stick.
Friday Radar Simulation —> slider
The snow in ‘blue; appears well north of the MD/PA border, but mixing is possible at times. This may be a good set up for ‘graupel’ to fall. Partially melted flakes that look like styrofoam balls.
Snow is more likely at night. See the later slider below.
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