We have not posted much in the way of model forecast snowfall amounts up to this point, as there have been some unreaslistically wild depictions out there over the last few days. However, we’re starting to see the models settle down and look a bit more realistic in depicting some light snow for parts of the southern Appalachians and adjacent foothill areas for Tuesday night and Wednesday morning. Here’s one such run that looks like it might have a decent handle on the location of light snowfall accumulations. More details to come over the next couple of days.
A map Ray’s posted with the above shows about 1 to 2 inches of snow in the Asheville area, with heavier accumulations west and north. Some weather geeks were freaking out over early models that called for nearly blizzard-like conditions coming out of a storm next week. Guess we’ll just have to keep our eye on things.
Meantime, predictions for what sort of winter we’ll have this year have been all over the board. Some people are saying the signs point to a snowy winter. The woolly worm, on the other hand, has predicted a mild winter. Ray’s Weather also officially predicts a milder than normal winter.