February 4, 2010 - Final Look at Afternoon Models

By: Mallory Brooke
By: Mallory Brooke

Models are coming to a consensus - a consensus that may make this storm more historic than our December Blizzard

We have about 12 hours to go before the storm hits the Valley. I'll give a quick update of the afternoon models.

The National Weather Service increased their snowfall totals to 20 - 28 inches. Looking at the afternoon models, I see why! The afternoon models have increased their overall liquid output to over 2" for the Valley and the higher elevations. Some models have even gone beyond that. Remeber to check out the February 2nd blog for more on snow to liquid ratios. We're still looking at 10:1 snow to liquid ratios, maybe 12:1 as the storm moves off the coast.

Models have also trended a little bit colder - this would limit or eliminate any chances of mixed precipitation in the Valley with this storm.

I think it's fair to increase our amounts to about 18 - 24 inches, but of course, locally higher amounts are likely.

Stay tuned right here to my blog and whsv.com (along with all the shows!) for the latest on this upcoming storm.

 

Interestingly enough, we could have two "Storm of the Decade" storms in one winter season! Who would've thought?!

 

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