First comes a smaller storm, but by Wednesday some cities may pick up more than a half-a-season’s-worth of snow in 24 hours. Up to12 inches of snow – or even more – in parts of Pennsylvania, New York, Connecticut, Massachusetts, Vermont and Maine.
Sun 13 Dec 2020 – Light to moderate snow is likely across portions of the central/southern High Plains today before entering the central Appalachians and Northeast on Monday, according to the National Weather Service Weather Prediction Center in College Park, Maryland.
Around 3 to 6 inches of snow is possible from the Texas Panhandle across northern Oklahoma and into portions of southern Missouri and far northern Arkansas. In the Northeast, total snowfall amounts of 1 to 3 inches are possible, with higher amounts across the central Appalachians.
However, a major winter storm is currently entering the Pacific Northwest bringing potentially heavy mountain snow today in Washington, Oregon and the Sierra Nevada. Eventually, the storm will traverse the entire United States, to finally wallop much of the densely populated Northeast.
By Wednesday, heavy snow will break out in northern Virginia, Maryland and Pennsylvania, reaching Washington, D.C., Philadelphia and New York City by early to mid afternoon.
Accumulating snow is likely along the I-95 corridor from Boston to New York, Philadelphia, Baltimore and Washington D.C.
The heaviest snowfall rates will start late Wednesday into Thursday morning, with 2 inches per hour piling up in spots.
New York City, Hartford, Providence and Boston are likely to be in the bullseye.
With forecasts calling for more than a foot of snow in many areas, roads are likely to become hazardous.
via Ice Age Now
December 13, 2020 at 12:59PM