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Sunday, March 01, 2009

Snow across the southland - Part 2

For the second time this year, we have a significant snow event in the southland. In December, heavy snow fell fell from east Texas to Mississippi. Well now the eastern half of the south is getting covered. Around 2 inches of snow is falling from eastern Alabama and across Georgia. Some areas have the potential for as much as 4 inches of snow.

The limiting factor for heavier snow accumulation will be a layer of above freezing temperatures near the surface which will cause some of the snow to melt, especially during the morning. Ground surfaces will also be warm due to the recent mild temperatures and should make it difficult for snow to accumulate on roadways. However, if a heavy band of snow develops, it could cause temperatures to fall and significant accumulations of snow to occur on roads. (CBS Atlanta 46).
Heavy snow from Carolinas to Maine (Weather Channel)

A potent southern storm has dropped 5.5 inches of snow in Concord, Alabama, and at least 5 inches in Columbus, Georgia.

Now the storm off the Carolina coast will zip toward the Canadian Maritimes overnight and Monday. Winter storm warnings are in effect from the Carolinas to Maine.

Overnight, heavy snow will quickly expand northward from the western and central Carolinas to southern New England and then into Maine Monday morning.

As this storm races up the east coast, the snowfall amounts will increase steadily with as much as a foot of snow falling between Washington, DC and Philadelphia.

UPDATE: By 6:00 tonight the snow has stopped in North Georgia and just about everything is slush. Pulling out of the driveway this evening, it was a bit slippery due to the slush and water.



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