Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Storm Update - Wednesday 6:30 AM

It has been snowing for over 24 hours across the area and significant accumulations are piling up.  Reports are pouring into the station and many of you are reporting 6, 8 and even 10 inches or more!  Officially, Toledo Express Airport recorded 10.0" of snow on Tuesday alone.  Light accumulations in the 1-3" range through the first half of the day today will put over all storm totals near 12" for Toledo.  Scattered light snow showers with a few pockets of moderate snow are possible early today, but the snow will become more scattered as this system exits to the east this afternoon. 

Gusty winds will pick up today from the northwest in the 20 to 30 mph range with gusts beyond that.  This will lead to the final punch of this storm...significant blowing and drifting snow.  By this afternoon snow drifts will be in the 1-3 foot range.   Travel, especially in open and outlying areas will be discouraged.  A winter storm warning continues for the blowing and drifting snow.