Here we ago again! A couple of weeks removed from the biggest snow storm we have seen in the last two Winters and we are already talking about a storm that has the potential to one up that. First to get you up to speed, here’s where we stand so far for the entire Winter. We are sitting about 9″ below in the snowfall department, but we will have a chance to make most of, if not all of it up with this next Winter Storm.
Now on to the storm. It will likely come in two distinct waves. The first overnight and into late Tuesday morning with second push of moderate to heavy snow falling from Monday evening into Tuesday afternoon. In between, during Monday afternoon, lighter snow will persist with a few breaks. We could have a couple of inches on the ground by the morning commute, especially in Austin, Albert Lea and surrounding areas. A general 2-4″ can be expected by Monday evening with the initial burst of moderate to heavy snow. The better chance for the significant accumulation will come with the second push. Below is how the storm will likely play out.
Above is the first band of snow moving in overnight that could cause a slippery morning commute. After this initial band moves through, the snow is expected to become lighter for the time being until it picks up again later in the evening.
The second burst of moderate to heavy is snow is likely where we will pick up most of our accumulation. Monday night is when we will likely see the heaviest snow. The snow is expected to shut off by the late afternoon on Tuesday. This will be a long duration snow event with two distinct snow episodes. Here is the latest. Isolated higher amounts could be possible in the purple outline.
A change in the track could have big impacts on the forecast. Stay with KTTC for the latest.
This post was written by jkegges on March 3, 2013