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Mesoscale Discussion 162
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   Mesoscale Discussion 0162
   NWS Storm Prediction Center Norman OK
   0840 PM CST Wed Feb 08 2017

   Areas affected...Southeast OH...western PA...northern WV panhandle

   Concerning...Heavy snow 

   Valid 090240Z - 090645Z

   SUMMARY...A band of moderate to occasionally heavy snow is expected
   to develop across the region over the next few hours.

   DISCUSSION...Current regional radar imagery and surface observations
   show an area of moderate snow moving across central and western OH,
   while areas farther south (southern OH and western WV) are still
   mostly rain. Observational trends and current guidance suggest this
   broad area of precipitation will continue eastward/northeastward
   into southeast OH, western PA, and the northern WV panhandle.
   Precipitation intensity is also expected to increase as low and
   mid-level frontogenesis strengthens in response to overall
   maturation of the mid-level cyclone. As a result, a band of moderate
   to occasionally heavy snowfall is expected to develop across the
   region over the next few hours. Snowfall rates over an inch an hour
   with brief/localized instances of 2 inch per hour possible.

   ..Mosier.. 02/09/2017


   LAT...LON   40207823 39677918 39428150 40148180 41308053 41777937
               41847835 41517781 40967771 40497796 40207823 

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