Cloudy skies Monday morning with
snow showers likely in the afternoon. Temperatures on Monday will be
falling throughout the day. Snow on Tuesday with highs in the mid 10's. 5" -
expected on Tuesday. Partly cloudy on Wednesday with highs in the mid
The cold air returns on Monday and will stick around for the next 10
This winter's forecasts have been littered with potential storms 4 or 5 days out in the forecast that didn't appear.
That said, it seems like a pattern of colder weather and some precip is coming our way, and if anyone gets some decent snow, it will probably be Snowshoe.
"By the first of the week, the arctic airmass will have spread into the Plains and Great Lakes, and the boundary will be pressing into western New York. Showers will accompany the passage of the front, and those showers will turn to snow on Monday from Buffalo down to Pittsburgh and on into the central and southern Appalachians. Tuesday and Wednesday will produce some significant lake effect snow in these same areas. "
For those thinking of taking some time off, next week might just be perfect. Snowshoe, 7 Springs, and other local resorts have some great midweek, ski and stay packages!
Already this year, there have been 3 storms where they were predicting up to 4-8 inches of snow for Western Fairfax County just 2 days before the expected event. The most we've had has been a little more than an inch. There have been more storms than I can count predicted 4-5 days out that didn't appear at all.
I grew up near Snowshoe. They will probably get some snow. I'm just saying that spouting numbers at this point is premature. They might get an inch, they might get 2 feet. But since one inch of what would be rain if it was above freezing can be anywhere from 8-15 inches of snow, means that a very small change in moisture and other factors can make a very large change in snowfall. None of the various computer models are that good at predicting a storm several days out. And as Herb Stevens also said, the models have been off more than usual this winter.