Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Near Normal Forecast for Snow and Cold Temperatures

New post on Fairfax County Emergency Information


Posted at 12:22 p.m.
According to the Capital Weather Gang blog, this coming winter will be both colder and snowier than last year, however, they do recognize that last winter brought us record seasonal warm temperatures and low snowfall. "We do not expect this to be an epic snowy winter," they added.
Generally we can expect 6-7 accumulating (more than a trace) snow events this winter with around 4 events of an inch or more. The outlying suburbs to the north and west may experience a couple additional events.
The most we can say is that we favor the highest impact events to occur in our chilliest months, January and February, especially the latter. We’re calling for February to be our coldest month with respect to normal and also our coldest outright. December and January should be on the warm side of normal.
The Capital Weather Gang reports that the odds are not high for a massive, crippling “Snowmageddon”-like storm, "but a 6-10 inch (or modestly higher) storm is certainly not out of the question."
So whether we have lots of snow at once, i.e. a big storm, or lots of little snowfall events, we should expect the white stuff this winter. Be sure you and your family are ready.
Over the past couple of weeks we've highlighted several steps you should take -- and more tips will follow for the next several weeks. If you haven't done so yet, subscribe to our blog by email (sign-up at right) and be sure to register for free emergency alerts from the Community Emergency Alert Network (CEAN). You can get general emergency alerts, but with winter on the way, you'll want to make sure you specifically sign-up for weather alerts.
fairfaxcounty | November 20, 2012 at 12:22 pm | Tags: Capital Weather Gang, snow, winter weather | Categories: Prepare, Winter | URL: http://wp.me/p1N5S6-Ex