Jake Stofman’s Winter Forecast: The first sign of winter

Jake Stofman, Eastside Staff

Good evening everyone!

I hope that all of you have had a good weekend. Tomorrow, the weather will drop drastically and the high will be in the 2os. Many of you have probably heard about the possibility of a significant storm next weekend.

First off, we are finally going to get our first light snow event and I know that personally I am very excited. We have a clipper system that shows a storm coming from Canada and is expected to produce light snow to our region. This storm will effect our area late Tuesday afternoon into Tuesday night.

If you look at the side-map you will see that there are 3 colors:
Purple: Where I expect the most snow to fall, this area will receive 1-1.5 inches of snow.
Blue: Coating to a half of an inch of snow
Pink: This is where I expect the least snow; there may be some light snow showers that effect this area but there is a large chance that the snow will not even make it past the blue area. Overall this storm won’t amount to much but it will be our first taste of winter and it is about time.

Now for the MLK weekend storm:

Over the past few days there has been a lot of disagreement between all the models and they will most likely continue to disagree for the next several days. On Thursday one model showed a solution of a historic blizzard with 30+ inches across our area. The next day it did not show any snow showers. This is just an example of how the models’ form day to day, run to run can change. One thing is certain, the eastern half of the country is going into a cold and stormy pattern for the next several weeks.
Looking ahead:

After the clipper system Tuesday night there will be the MLK storm. Additionally, three more storm chances are expected to come in the next 2-3 weeks. Winter is coming everyone and to all the non-snow lovers out their, don’t worry, there are only 92 days left till spring.

Have a great week!