NYE snow chances…

December 31st, 2012 at 8:23 am by under Uncategorized, Weather

The weekend before Christmas, I took my son out to buy some snow boots… as I knew he would soon need them.  ;)   Since then, we’ve seen not only one, but two good accumulating snows in the Miami Valley.  And believe it or not, another chance for snow is on the way.  Snowlovers, this is make-up for last winter–the winter that wasn’t.  Let’s time this thing out…

The first part of the day will be dry, we’ll just see lots of clouds continue to thicken up.  These clouds have caused temperatures to rise as they’ve moved in early this morning.  We did briefly dip into the lower 20s, but once the clouds moved in we climbed back in the mid-20s, and by 8 o’clock it is upper 20s:

(Note the teens behind the front, in Iowa.  That will be important later.)  :)   We expect readings to climb up near the freezing mark this afternoon, ahead of that cold front.  As that happens, snow showers will develop–right now, it looks like any time after 2 or 3pm:

At first, we won’t see too many problems on the roads… BUT as the sun sets, and temperatures drop into the upper 20s, we run into more slick spots developing.  Here’s the forecast as we ring in the new year:

Use caution if you will be out celebrating.  If your designated driver falls through, you can call Arrive Safe for a FREE cab ride home:  449-9999.  Put that number in your phone, write it on your arm… just in case you need it later!

A few snow showers will continue (especially early) on New Year’s Day.  Now for that frigid air… behind the front, MUCH colder air will build into the region.  For the rest of the week, highs will be in the 20s, with lows in the teens.  The coldest airmass yet… get ready!

Jamie
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