142  
FXUS01 KWBC 151956  
PMDSPD  
 
SHORT RANGE FORECAST DISCUSSION  
NWS WEATHER PREDICTION CENTER COLLEGE PARK MD  
256 PM EST THU NOV 15 2018  
 
VALID 00Z FRI NOV 16 2018 - 00Z SUN NOV 18 2018  
 
...NOR'EASTER TO CONTINUE BRINGING EARLY SEASON SNOW TO THE  
MID-ATLANTIC AND NORTHEAST...  
 
THE BIG WEATHER STORY ACROSS THE CONTINENTAL U.S. THROUGH THE END  
OF THE WORK WEEK WILL BE THE NOR'EASTER AFFECTING THE NORTHEASTERN  
U.S. MANY LOCATIONS FROM VIRGINIA TO NEW YORK HAVE RECEIVED  
NOTEWORTHY EARLY SEASON SNOW, WITH SOME INLAND LOCATIONS GETTING  
IN EXCESS OF SIX INCHES THUS FAR. THIS STORM SYSTEM WILL CONTINUE  
LIFTING NORTHWARD ALONG THE COAST AND BRING WIDESPREAD INLAND SNOW  
FROM PENNSYLVANIA TO MAINE, WITH THE POSSIBILITY OF A FOOT OR MORE  
OF SNOW ACCUMULATION FOR PARTS OF UPSTATE NEW YORK AND NORTHERN  
PENNSYLVANIA. WINTER STORM WARNINGS ARE CURRENTLY POSTED FROM  
EASTERN WEST VIRGINIA TO WESTERN MAINE, AND WINTER WEATHER  
ADVISORIES EXTEND WESTWARD TO INCLUDE PARTS OF THE OHIO VALLEY AND  
GREAT LAKES REGION. STRONG WINDS AND COASTAL FLOODING WILL BE  
POSSIBLE FROM LONG ISLAND TO COASTAL MAINE AS THE LOW PRESSURE  
INTENSIFIES OVERNIGHT AND INTO FRIDAY. IMPROVING CONDITIONS WILL  
RETURN IN TIME FOR THE WEEKEND.  
 
ELSEWHERE ACROSS THE U.S., A SERIES OF COLD FRONTS DROPPING  
SOUTHWARD FROM CANADA WILL LEAD TO SNOW ACROSS THE NORTHERN TIER  
OF THE COUNTRY AS WELL. BY THURSDAY NIGHT, A FRONT WILL APPROACH  
THE NORTHERN ROCKIES AND THEN THE NORTHERN PLAINS, AND LIGHT SNOW  
WILL OVERSPREAD THOSE AREAS. SNOW IS FORECAST TO MOVE SOUTHWARD  
WITH THE COLD FRONT ACROSS THE CENTRAL ROCKIES AND CENTRAL PLAINS  
AND THEN THE MIDDLE MISSISSIPPI VALLEY BY FRIDAY EVENING. THE  
NORTHERN AND CENTRAL ROCKIES COULD SEE 5 TO 10 INCHES OF SNOW, AND  
A SWATH OF 2 TO 4 INCHES OF SNOW IS EXPECTED FROM THE NORTHERN  
PLAINS TO PARTS OF THE UPPER MIDWEST VALLEY BY SATURDAY MORNING,  
FOLLOWED BY A FRESH SURGE OF VERY COLD WEATHER.  
 
D. HAMRICK  
 
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