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Weather - 1/17/2013 8:30 AM
Quick Taste of Winter Arrives!

Good Thursday Morning Friends!


I will focus mainly on the storm at hand across the region for today into tonight with this post. The first thing I want to stress is this storm is very track dependent. It has been difficult to pinpoint the exact position of where this storm will go. Here are my thoughts on the storm at hand:

- Storm has started to bring some very light precipitation across the region. It will start in the form of a mix of snow/sleet/freezing rain/rain with temperatures hovering in the low to mid 30s at the surface. 

-The precipitation should start to ramp up through the lunch hour with the mix changing over to mainly a snow event in most locations. It will get nasty in the mid afternoon hours with some places seeing snowfall rates at 1+” an hour.

-Snow will being to taper off starting in the early evening with it stopping sometime during the overnight. There will be some flurries through the morning rush, but just a few extra minutes to prepare to clean of the car is necessary tomorrow morning. 

-Heaviest snowfall totals should be in the southeastern part of the viewing area (an unusual occurrence in SWV) where 6-11" of snow is possible. The difference of 60 miles will be the dividing line between places that see a lot of snow and places that might not see a lot of snow. 

-If this storm tracks 40 miles closer to us or 40 miles further south and east of the viewing area, it will cause a drastic impact to the amount of snow we do see across the region. 

Keep it tuned to WOAY-TV, WOAY.com, the WOAY Storm Watch Facebook Page, and our Twitter (@WOAYStormWatch) for the latest on this winter storm. 

Forecast by StormWatch Meteorologist Mike Lichniak. 

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