Jan 11: Monday Ice Storm Approaching!

Jonathan Carr
By Jonathan Carr January 11, 2015 21:03

Jan 11: Monday Ice Storm Approaching!

Just a few tweaks to the forecast/map but here’s my final call…

final call snow map

 

Warmer air is surging northward in the mid levels of the atmosphere. The surface is holding on to colder temperatures at the surface longer. Precipitation starts as rain in the warmer mid levels but freezes when it hits the surface if the surface is still 32F or below. That’s the main idea with this system for the northern 2/3 of the New Jersey as it approaches and moves through the region. NWNJ will remain coldest at the surface for the longest. SENJ is already above freezing at the surface. The area between is subject to the most amount of ice in the form of freezing rain.

For my map all I did was take the big pink area from last night’s map and break it into two areas. The current pink area on this map will go over to rain quicker than the red area. If you’re in the red or blue area of this map, you should prepare for major delays through noon. If you’re in the pink area, expect slick conditions but only until sunrise…maybe 9AM at the latest. Everything should be clear by late afternoon. Temperatures will drop tomorrow night again and could result in black ice so be careful after sunset! I hate ice. I’d rather drive in 6 inches of snow than .1 inch of ice. This is my final call. No “In English” necessary. It’s now time for live-casting. Please be safe! JC

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Jonathan Carr
By Jonathan Carr January 11, 2015 21:03

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