Friday, December 22, 2006

Winter Storm Looking More Likely

Beginning Christmas day and continuing Tuesday and Wednesday, through "wrap around" and upslope snows, it is looking increasingly likely that Garrett County will be hit by a winter storm. The computer model consensus still shows a low pressure system developing along the Gulf Coast and moving northeastward toward New England. There may be some precipitation issues at the onset, but as colder air quickly filters in, any rain and ice would change over to snow. If indications continue to point toward the storm taking the aforementioned path, expect a winter storm watch to be issued by the National Weather Service some time late Saturday or early Sunday. The exact track and dynamics of the storm will determine weather this evolves as a moderate or major event for Garrett County.
Depicted below is the 06z GFS Model's interpretation of the event, valid oz Tuesday, or roughly 8pm EST Monday.

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