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Powerful snow storm headed our way

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A powerful storm system is still on track to hit the area tomorrow late morning through Wednesday night. The storm system will bring an outbreak of severe weather for today along the gulf coast and snow to Oklahoma and southern Arkansas today. Then tonight a blizzard will develop for northeast Arkansas through southern Indiana.

At this time, it looks like the snow will start between 9am to noon on Wednesday morning. Snow will become heavy in the afternoon and early evening. Snow will taper to flurries by the early morning hours on Thursday. The storm system has taken a jog to the southeast overnight with the latest storm track. This doesn't affect our snow totals much since the system should still produce a good swath of snow into our area due to good upper level support. The snow ratio should be good across the area. We believe the atmosphere will be able to produce about 13" of snow for every 1" of liquid equivalent. So in other words if you get 6" there should be about 0.46" of liquid precipitation in the snow if it gets melted down.

Our current forecast has most of the viewing area in the 4-8" snow band. We do believe Lima, Upper Sandusky, Tiffin, and Norwalk will be towards the higher end of that range and a few spots may get over 8" in the extreme southeast part of our viewing area. On the other end of the spectrum, snow totals should become lighter as you head northwest. Extreme northwest Williams, and Lenawee counties and Hillsdale county may only see 2-4" of snow accumulation.

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