Saturday, August 9, 2014
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Bolaris: Minor snowstorm coming Sunday; another beyond?

Saturday produced a few flurries during the day and dry but very cold temperatures overnight, as readings dropped into the teens.

A quick-moving clipper - a fast-moving storm system that originates in Northwest Canada and dives southeasterly - will bring another round of snow to the region later Sunday, with the exception of coastal sections of Atlantic and Cape May counties in New Jersey and Kent and Sussex counties in Delaware, where mixing will prevent accumulating snow.

Snow will arrive from west to east starting between 3 and 5 p.m. In the city, it should start falling between 4 and 5 p.m.

I'm looking for a six-hour period of snow with accumulations pretty uniform throughout the Delaware Valley.

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  • Timing

    Starts between 3-5 p.m., with accumulating snow ending around midnight.

    Total accumulations will range between 1-3 inches, with perhaps a few isolated places in the Lehigh Valley and the Poconos getting 4 inches.

    More storm potential ahead

    Monday and Tuesday will be dry and cold days with daytime highs in the upper 20s-low 30s and overnight lows dipping as low as the single digits across our northern and western suburbs.

    Storm potential still persists for Wednesday night and/or Thursday.

    The computer models are still not matching up for that one.

    One model is leaning toward significant accumulating wet snow, with the I-95 corridor as the rain/snow line.

    Yet other models are indicating a delay in the storm until sometime Thursday afternoon and leaning mainly wet, except well north and west.

    Right now, I still have a low-moderate (40-50 percent) chance of accumulating snow for the Wednesday night into Thursday time frame.

    Of course I will keep you posted.

    John Bolaris

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