Bomb Cyclone drops up to a foot of snow over the Northeast, Bitter Chills Next

GOES East Satellite image from late Thursday morning


The snow has come and gone across the DC Metro with little fanfare, though it still managed to get kids out of school. The highest snowfall in our viewing area was across St. Mary’s County in Southern Maryland where preliminary totals included 6.1” in Callaway, MD. Areas around the Beltway only recorded around an inch with 0.8” at Reagan National Airport. The brings seasonal snowfall at that station to 2.7”, not far off the 3.4” recorded last winter.

Ocean City, MD had a preliminary report of 11.0", while Cape May Courthouse in NJ recorded 17.0" Numerous locations along the East Coast from New Jersey to Massachusetts received over a foot of snow.

The big story moving forward will be the dangerous wind chills which will be below zero overnight into early Friday. A Wind Chill Advisory is in effect from 10pm tonight through Noon tomorrow. Winds will gust to near 30 mph and with air temperatures in the single digits, wind chills will be well below zero.

This may be an issue for Friday night into Saturday once again with lows in the single digits and continued breezy conditions. Highs tomorrow and Saturday will only approach the 20 degree mark.

Any warm-up in sight?

While a major swing isn’t expected, the Mid Atlantic will at least rid itself of this arctic air by the time we get into early next week. Temperatures will approach the 40 degree mark Monday through Thursday of next week, but some guidance depicts highs into the 50s by Thursday and Friday. That would be downright amazing at this point.

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