We’ve been talking about this winter storm for the last few days and it’s almost here. The track at first appeared it would give significant snow all over the Miami Valley however the track has shifted farther north. This means the heaviest snowfall will be well north of Dayton and the central/southern half of the area will see some snow but also rain.
Here’s a list of the warnings/advisories for the area:
Winter Storm Warning (12am Sunday-7am Monday): Darke, Mercer, Auglaize, Logan, Champaign, Miami
Winter Weather Advisory(12am Sunday-7am Monday): Wayne (IN), Preble, Montgomery, Clark, Greene
Winter Weather Advisory (Tonight-Sunday morning): Butler, Warren, Clinton
This storm is very large! Look at how far all of the winter warnings extend.
The snow will begin to spread into the area later tonight. There may be a little mix in the southern half of the Miami Valley.
There will be a light coating of snow on the ground Sunday morning across most of the Miami Valley. By the afternoon the warmer air moves in changing the snow over to sleet and rain.
The rain will continue for much of the day Sunday with heavier snowfall amounts farther northward. The cold air returns late Sunday night switching the rain back to snow. Winds will pick up so there will be blowing and drifting likely along with falling temperatures. Roadways may be hazardous early Monday morning.
Here’s a recap:
Now for the all important question – “how much snow will we see?”
Here’s my snowfall forecast:
The far northern Miami Valley – Celina, Wakapkoneta, Bellefontaine will receive the most 6-10″. Greenville, Piqua, Urbana will pick up about 3-6″ and Dayton southward will see about 1-3″. There will be a tight gradient meaning snow amounts may differ drastically in just a matter of miles.
Watch out for those roads Sunday and especially Monday morning.