Cast Gathers for Coastal Snow Storm

March 05, 2001


Provided by: NOAA
Summary authors & editors: Jim Foster

A cast of characters has been gathering over the weekend, and the stage is set for a big east coast snow storm, predicted to effect some part of the Middle Atlantic area and or New England today. With a large high pressure system, to supply cold air, in place over southern Canada, a deepening low pressure system over Alabama and Mississippi, an upper level trough over the eastern US, and upper and lower level jet stream support, most all of the ingredients appear to be in place for a major noreaster. However, as of last Friday, computer models did not agree as to how much snow would fall and where the heaviest band of snow would occur. We should know today whether or not the forecast for a big, east coast snow storm was on the money.

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