December 19-22nd 2008 Plains/Midwest/Great Lakes/Northeast Blizzard

21 12 2008

Friday-Monday Plains/Midwest/Great Lakes/Northeast Blizzard And Lake Effect Snow Event


A system will move through the Plains, and into the Northeast bySunday, bringing snow and very cold temperatures to the region. A swath of snow will run from the Northern Plains eastward into the Northeast. The highest accumulations of around 12 inches will be found in the higher elevations of the Northeast. Strong winds over 35MPH, combined with the snow, will cause blizzard conditions for many areas. Very cold temperatures will also move in behind this system, with many areas having high temperatures in the single digits or below zero. The low temperatures and strong winds will create wind chills that may be be 35 below, or colder. Lake effect snow will also kick in behind this system, down wind of the Great Lakes. The heaviest accumulations will occur in New York, where around 12 inches will be likely.  Below is the snowfall map for the blizzard and lake effect snow event.


Sunday, December 21st 2008 Weather Outlook

21 12 2008

Sunday’s Weather Outlook; West System, Great Lakes/Northeast System


On Sunday, a system will continue through the Great ALkes and into the Northeast, as a system continues to push into the West. Snow will be likely in the Great Lakes and Northeast, a a system continues to move through. Accumulations may reach ovr 12 inches from New York into Maine. Showers and storms will be possible in the Mid Atlantic. In the West, a system will continue to push onshore. Snow will be likely in the higher and lower elevations. Accumulations are likely. Below is the thunderstorm and snowfall outlook for Sunday.