Sunday, March 3, 2013

Tuesday Snow Chances

Following what was the snowiest month of the winter season in February, March has been relatively quiet. So far Toledo has only recorded a 'Trace' of snowfall, around an inch below the early March average. That could change on Tuesday with a Clipper snow maker that is expected to move into the southern Great Lakes.

There are still lots of details to resolve as this system is just coming onshore in the Pacific northwest but here is what our hour-by-hour forecast is showing on Monday. The system is still west of Toledo with mostly sunny skies expected much of the day. 

By Tuesday the clipper will combine with an upper level disturbance from the south. Exactly how the storms combine and move east will determine where the heaviest snow falls. Right now snow is expected to spread into the Great Lakes Tuesday morning, but again the exact track still a bit up in the air. The 'cone of uncertainty' for the low path is from Central Ohio to Tennessee at this point.

Our hour-by-hour forecast does show snow impacting Toledo and surrounding counties Tuesday morning though and we will use this as a good starting point for where and when the snow begins.

This is a storm that will need to be watched closely the next few days with the possibility for several inches of snow accumulation. Stay Tuned.