Another Round of Snow?

Today across the Northeast a second major winter storm is pummeling the I95 corridor with heavy snow and gusty winds. This is the second Nor’easter in as many weeks, but are we in for a third Nor’easter. Yet again we are watching the East coast for a storm system to develop to begin next week.

Right now our next area of concern is in the Eastern Pacific, and is to make landfall in the Mountain Northwest on the day Thursday.

GOES 16 Visible Satellite Imagery:

Right now, we have our current Nor’easter off the coast of New Jersey and will move northeast through the day today, dumping heavy snow across the Northeast region. The next area of concern will merge with a shortwave coming out of Alaska and that energy will dig to absorbed by a surface low that will generate on the Eastern side of the Rocky Mountains Friday night.

GFS 500mb Vorticity for 6z THU March 8th, 2018:

By late Friday night, a surface low is to develop east of the Rockies near the New Mexico/Colorado border and track east.

GFS MSLP and Precipitation for 00z SAT March 10th, 2018:

Also, as the surface low tracks east the energy that conformed will be digging south and be taken in by the surface low near the Mississippi River Valley late Saturday night/early Sunday morning.

GFS 500mb Vorticity for 6z SUN March 11th, 2018:

One thing is for sure, is that the low will track east across the southeast, but once it gets to the coast will it move north or continue to track east and out to shore. Either way the Mid-Atlantic has a good chance of seeing some snow to start the week next week.

GFS Total Snowfall Until 18z TUE March 13th, 2018:

The track is still uncertain, but one thing is for sure is we must be on alert for a potential third coastal storm, this one to bring snow to parts of the southeast. Stay here with us as we get you the latest weather updates on this potential snowstorm for the southeast!

-Alex B.


Author: Michael Griffith

I have had a passion for the weather since a very young age and am a degreed meteorologist. I have a Bachelor of Science from Penn State University and a Master's from Plymouth State University. If you ever see me out and about in the Charlotte, NC area, be sure to say hi!