Like the looks of this one? Not half bad if you stayed out of the wind. The air is very wintry cold over the weekend, but I stop short of calling it bitter. That was for those unbearably cold days a while back.
We've called off the hounds on a major storm, but the weather maps have been taunting us with snowflakes and snow showers for the last day and a half. Do we bite and put out a snow map?
Let me turn the tables. It's your chance to play weather person. Check out he map to the right for the Sunday night/Monday AM time frame.
Hard to see squiggly lines, right? Big deal. What's it mean?? Here's the way to read this: the more those circles overlap, the better your chances for seeing .25" of precipitation (or in our case 2-3" of snow). But this is only one weather model. The rest? All dry and quiet.
I'm not one to bite on knee-jerk changes in the forecast - or in this case the "minority report". But my gut tells me there is something there. Especially since all the ingredients are there to make snow: cold, energy and a weak low pressure system. All that lacks is moisture, and on a moment's notice, some could show up to the party.
For that reason, I have put out this for your consideration.
It's both something we can build on if the weekend forecasts get (slightly) snowier, or something you can ignore if you're not bothered by a coating to 1" of snow.
If that doesn't get your attention, next Thursday's storm might. In this busy pattern, there may be more snow just before Valentine's Day. We're keeping our eyes peeled.