Thursday, December 3, 2009

Snow likely in the Pine Belt!

As I write this Thursday morning, the question "is it going to snow?" has shifted to "where and how much is it going to snow?".

While models will paint a better picture as the day rolls along, right now it appears many folks in the Pine Belt may be seeing rain turn into snow sometime around 10pm Friday night. As we saw in two significant snows in 2008, pinpointing exactly where the precipitation becomes frozen is the hardest part. You may remember last December, the town of Collins saw a whole lot more snow then Hattiesburg. In January of 2008 there was snow in Sumrall, but just rain right down the road in Purvis.

At this point I think it's safe to say that SOME folks south of I-20 will see snow.

How much you ask? Current predictions are anywhere from a 1/2 inch to 2 inches. If it truly looks like someone is going to get 2 inches of snow you will quickly notice the National Weather Service issue a "Heavy Snow Watch" or "Heavy Snow Warning". And of course here at WDAM we would display that graphically on air immediately.

-Nick Ortego

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