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