Winter storm potential next week

Winter storm potential next week

Winter storm potential next week

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by BRAD PANOVICH / NBC Charlotte

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Posted on March 20, 2014 at 3:28 PM

Updated Friday, Mar 21 at 4:18 PM

Not much change in my thinking from yesterday. We will see a close brush from a major winter storm but the worst will be to our north in Virginia and into the Northeast. The trends today in the data is for the system to reach crank up once it gets to the Outer Banks and moves north. Which should spare us the worst chances of snow. We will still be very cold windy and wet but with just some wet snow mixed in. Possible accumulations should remain less than 1" on grassy surfaces. 

I’d put the chances of seeing snow next week around 30 percent right now, and trending up. Stay tuned. The video below is really what I’m thinking right now based on all the guidance but focuses on the GFS model for right now.

Here’s a video discussion of the potential right now.

Tuesday, 2 p.m.

GFS Snowfall



What’s the precedent for this?

It’s not unheard of and for some reason March 25th is just one of those dates. In 1971, 1972 and 1974 we had a snowstorms on this date. So it’s happened before but not since then.

Measurable snowfalls in Charlotte on or After March 25th all time 1878-2014

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