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Winter is making a last-ditch effort to fill in the Philadelphia to Boston snow-hole along the I-95 corridor less than two weeks before an expected warm-up ends chances for significant snow. The snow will last just under 12 hours for most of the Northeast, but this will be long enough to pack quite a punch as over 6″ of snow will fall in this short time span. Although the snow should fall short of a foot for most areas, this quick-hitting, plowable snow will be the most disruptive of the otherwise paltry 2018-2019 winter season as it causes havoc on the Monday morning commute. The storm will materialize over the Southern Plains and Mississippi River Valley overnight Saturday as a storm originating in the Pacific Ocean interacts with a boundary along the Gulf Coast. Heavy snow will develop lee of the Rocky Mountains Saturday night through Sunday morning as the…

As a whole, winter of 2018-2019 can be best described by record breaking cold and snowfall for parts of the Central and Northwestern US. But for southern New England and eastern portions of the northern Mid-Atlantic, winter has instead been marred by its lackluster snowfall compared to areas north, south and west. Consequentially, many snow lovers along the corridor from New York to Boston are hoping that March roars in like a lion. In parts of the Midwest and Northwest this may be true, but for areas of the Northeast affected by the snow-hole, March’s grand entrance won’t be so menacing. Winter is expected to continue through much of March where it has already been most pronounced. But where its presence has been intermittent spring is expected to arrive early. While the Northwest and Midwest were being pummeled by snowstorms, the South and the coastal Northeast were being inundated by…

The Pacific jet stream is still roaring. Late last week a winter storm battered the West Coast with up to 6″ of rain and several feet of snow in mountainous areas. This same storm system is soon expected to become reinvigorated east of the Rocky Mountains with Gulf of Mexico moisture. The low will generate life-threatening, flooding rains across much of the South while spreading snow and rain across portions of the Midwest and Northeast.The low will slowly trek eastward toward the southern Plains throughout the first half of the week, but will ensnare itself trying to cross the Rocky Mountains. Its parent upper-level support will escape ahead of the surface low pressure system and help pull moisture northward out of the Gulf of Mexico. The subtropical Gulf air will collide with a much colder airmass of Canadian origin. The collision of the two airmasses will produce heavy snow in…