Winter Storm Watch III

February 23, 2010

This is our third winter storm watch of the year!  I don’t think they keep records for that sort of thing, but if they did, I’d have to guess this either ties or breaks a record for us.  This watch is borderline at best.  I’m just not sold on this snow!  Temperatures still look marginal at best in the lower levels.  I really don’t have much new to inject until the evening model runs hit.  Right now, I’d say less than an inch on grassy and elevated surfaces near Alexandria, with a possibility of up to 2 inches from Many to Natchitoches.  The real oomph of this storm should miss us to the west by 200-300 miles.  If you are a hardcore snow chaser, I’d head somewhere between Waxahachie and Waco Texas, and wait about 15-18 hours.  Those areas could end up with 4-6 inches of snow. 

Bottom line for us……  look for rain to kick up around 12:00 – 3:00 P.M tomorrow.  It should mix with and eventually change to snow in Alexandria around 6:00-7:00 P.M.  Everything should wrap up around midnight, or maybe a couple hours later.  There are some small caveats here, but at best/worst, this storm would bring Alexandria 1 1/2 to 2 inches.  That’s if all the stars line up, the chips fall where they may, the fat lady sings, and everyone up north takes one deep breath and exhales sub freezing air toward the south. 

In other news, there are two other storm systems that could at least threaten the area, or areas nearby with some form of frozen precip by Friday and then again Sunday.  I’d typically say that these wouldn’t pan out, but in this age of snow here in palm tree village, I won’t hold my breath.  The nice thing about tomorrow’s potential snow is the time frame.  We’re talking middle of the week, after school, melts when it hits the road snow.  Build a fire, pop on some tunes, have a frosty one if thats your thing, and just enjoy the view.  If you’re looking for a music suggestion, and you’ve spent your life locked to the radio, download Son Volt/Trace, and just let it roll.  It’s good look at the window and enjoy the snow music.  If nothing else, download the song Windfall.  Wow, I’m rambly today.  More later…….. or tomorrow, depending on my sleep situation.

Nick

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3 Responses to “Winter Storm Watch III”

  1. Momma Sharon said

    Happy to see you back on here son!

  2. Doogie said

    SO excited about the chance for another snow! Thanks for keeping us updated!

  3. Oscar said

    Cool site. I check here for the real weather!

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