Thursday, February 01, 2007

Storm Chances Still Unresolved; Bitter Cold to Follow

A very complex weather situation is evolving over the south central US this morning. A series of shortwaves are forecasted to round the base of the eastern trough and there is still no model consensus as to whether any of the individual shortwaves will develop and move far enough north to impact Garrett County. At this point, it looks likely the area will receive an inch or two today from the first impulse and possibly more Friday through Friday Night, depending on the track of the second impulse. Nonetheless, this weekend an arctic front will again visit the region, bringing with it the coldest temperatures of the season so far. Saturday night, lows will most likely dip below zero and Sunday, highs will only make it into the single digits.


Jay said...

Ok, dont be shocked, but Im leaving a comment. Ive come up there twice before to check out an upslope event.
Can you tell me which days look the best? and where is the best place, id prefer a place within 30 mins of I-68.
thanks in advance

Gary said...

Hi Jay! Sure, over the next several days tomorrow (Friday) and tomorrow night looks best for a 1-3 inch upslope snowfall from the associated arctic front. Unfortunately, it doesn't look as though this current synoptic storm chance will pan out. However, Sunday night and early Monday its looking as though another clipper type system will roll through, prob with another 2-4 inches. Most places around Deep Creek are extended stay, but the two places I would try for overnight accommodations are the Comfort Inn here in town and Wisp's Hotel (both are within 20 min of 68). Feel free to contact me with any other questions.