THE HYDROMETEOROLOGICAL PREDICTION CENTER

CAMP SPRINGS, MD


STORM SUMMARY MESSAGE



STORM SUMMARY NUMBER 1 FOR EASTERN U.S. WINTER STORM
NWS HYDROMETEOROLOGICAL PREDICTION CENTER CAMP SPRINGS MD 
400 AM EST SUN MAR 1 2009
 
...LIGHT TO MODERATE SNOW FALLING FROM LOWER MISSISSIPPI VALLEY TO
THE MID ATLANTIC COAST...
 
WINTER STORM WARNINGS...WATCHES...AND ADVISORIES ARE IN EFFECT
FROM THE LOWER MISSISSIPPI...OHIO...AND TENNESSEE
VALLEYS...WESTERN PORTIONS OF THE MID ATLANTIC STATES...AND NEW
ENGLAND.

FOR A DETAILED GRAPHICAL DEPICTION OF THE LATEST WATCHES AND
WARNINGS...PLEASE SEE WWW.WEATHER.GOV.

AT 400 AM EST...NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SURFACE OBSERVATIONS AND
DOPPLER RADARS INDICATE LIGHT TO MODERATE SNOW FALLING IN A SWATH
FROM THE LOWER MISSISSIPPI VALLEY...CROSSING THE
APPALACHIANS...INTO THE MID ATLANTIC COAST.  THIS PRECIPITATION IS
ASSOCIATED WITH A 1008 MB LOW PRESENTLY LOCATED IN SOUTHERN
GEORGIA AND ITS ATTENDANT FRONTS STRETCHING FROM THE FLORIDA
PANHANDLE NORTHEASTWARD TO THE ATLANTIC COASTAL WATERS OFF THE
CAROLINAS.  THE BAND OF LIGHT TO MODERATE SNOWFALL IS DETACHED
FROM THE SURFACE FRONTS DUE TO AN APPROACHING UPPER LEVEL
DISTURBANCE PRESENTLY LOCATED IN THE LOWER MISSISSIPPI VALLEY.

...SELECTED STORM TOTAL SNOWFALL IN INCHES FROM 400 PM EST SAT FEB
28 THROUGH 400 AM EST SUN MAR 1...

...ARKANSAS...
WILSON                                          12.0  
BLYTHEVILLE 1 E                                 10.5              
      
BEMIS                                           11.0              
 
WALCOTT 2 S                                      8.2              
  
BIGGERS                                          5.0 

...TENNESSEE...
JACKSON 4 SE                                    12.5
ATOKA                                           12.4
COVINGTON 6 SE                                  12.0
GILT EDGE                                       11.0              
    
RIPLEY 5 E                                      10.0              
    
ARLINGTON                                       10.0 
ELLENDALE                                        9.5              
                   
STANTON                                          8.0              
   
ALAMO                                            6.0              
 

...SELECTED STORM TOTAL SNOWFALL WHERE PRECIPITATION HAS ENDED...

...MISSOURI...                      
KENNETT                                         16.0              
       
CLINTON 3 SE                                     8.0              
        
TIGHTWAD                                         6.0              
    
NEELYVILLE                                       5.8              
     
TIPTON                                           5.5              
       
ELLINGTON                                        5.0              
        
ROLLA                                            4.0              
   

                                        
THE LOW PRESSURE SYSTEM WILL MOVE NORTHEASTWARD ALONG THE ATLANTIC
COAST...MOVING OFFSHORE VERY EARLY MONDAY MORNING.  AS THE STORM
MOVES UP THE COAST...THE PRECIPITATION WILL ALSO MOVE
NORTHEASTWARD ALONG THE EAST COAST...WITH SNOW ACCUMULATIONS OF 4
TO 8 INCHES...AND LOCALIZED AREAS RECEIVING MORE THAN A FOOT OF
SNOW.

THE NEXT STORM SUMMARY FOR THIS EVENT WILL BE ISSUED BY THE
HYDROMETEOROLOGICAL PREDICTION CENTER AT 1000 AM EST.

SCHULZE





Last Updated: 337 AM EST SUN MAR 01 2009