Tuesday, March 14, 2017

6am Update: Storm Intensifying Rapidly, Snow/Ice/Rain Line Drama

Good morning. Our storm system is intensifying rapidly and will continue to do so as the morning wears on. Warm air aloft has worked its way into areas along I-95 and even a little west of I-95 quicker than expected. This means some of you are waking up to sleet. To the far south over Balt/Wash, Phili and SNJ the snow is over and you will mostly be ice/rain from here on out. This is not a surprise. Along I-95 including up to RT. 78 into NYC a battle is setting up between ice and snow. I expect there to be a lot of back and forth this morning between the both. Although it can cut down on accumulations, the intense precipitation coupled with the high winds will make this storm just as dangerous and powerful. The same holds true for areas of southern CT, RI and eastern Mass. Warm air should work its way into those areas by later this morning. For the interior, the Blizzard will bear down hard through this afternoon. I will emphasize that the storm has not weakened or developed less powerful than expected. This is just a matter of adjusting the ice/snow line.

My quick video below breaks down these updates along with the snowfall map. I will be back later this morning around 10 am with footage from the height of the storm...



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