Snow Storm Possible March 10th-15th
Model guidance continues to indicate the threat for a snow storm across portions of the northern plains, Midwest and northeast in the next several days. Significant snowfall accumulations will be possible, especially in the northeast as a potentially powerful nor'easter develops and slides up the coastline.
Friday-Monday: Two separate pieces of energy will drop south/southeast out of the northern Rockies into the northern plains as a clipper system. A band of heavier snowfall will fall in portions of the Dakotas where snowfall accumulations of 6" or more are possible with at least some blowing snow issues. To clarify, this means two separate rounds of snow are likely in this time frame - both will follow similar paths and will result in the snow totals in places in excess of 6". Cold arctic air will follow the snow with low temps possibly in the teens or even single digits in places - especially in parts of the Dakotas, with wind chills below zero.
Tuesday-Wednesday: A storm system will start to organize just off the coast of South Carolina and track north/northeast. This storm system appears to quickly organize and strengthen based on the latest model guidance and has the potential of becoming a powerful nor'easter. Since things are still several days away yet, things can change yet. It's something to keep a close eye on though as this has the potential of being a significant storm system with heavy snowfall and wind in the northeastern United States.
Stay tuned for further updates. Otherwise keep an eye on official forecast information from the National Weather Service at weather.gov.
-Jeremy Den Hartog