More snow predicted this weekend


By Nicholas Elmes - nelmes@civitasmedia.com



Stokes County saw its first accumulating snow of the season Sunday morning, although warm temperatures and afternoon sun quickly melted anything that had stuck the ground. Forecasters are predicting a much larger snow fall this weekend with cold temperatures and precipitation moving into the area Thursday evening and continuing through Friday morning. “There will be a winter event coming through your area, there is no question of that,” said meteorologist Jake Ruckman, “but your area could be looking at a mixed precipitation event. There is a potential for ice before this turns to snow. You are going to be dealing with a warm ground and you will likely be getting straight rain at the beginning.” At press time he said, due to the fluctuating temperature, it was too early to give any prediction on how much snow accumulation the area could expect. “You could see as much as an inch of precipitation if you melted it all down, but it is too early to tell what form it will all come in,” he said Tuesday. “We are expecting quite a bit of precipitation to come through.”


Stokes County saw its first accumulating snow of the season Sunday morning, although warm temperatures and afternoon sun quickly melted anything that had stuck the ground. Forecasters are predicting a much larger snow fall this weekend with cold temperatures and precipitation moving into the area Thursday evening and continuing through Friday morning. “There will be a winter event coming through your area, there is no question of that,” said meteorologist Jake Ruckman, “but your area could be looking at a mixed precipitation event. There is a potential for ice before this turns to snow. You are going to be dealing with a warm ground and you will likely be getting straight rain at the beginning.” At press time he said, due to the fluctuating temperature, it was too early to give any prediction on how much snow accumulation the area could expect. “You could see as much as an inch of precipitation if you melted it all down, but it is too early to tell what form it will all come in,” he said Tuesday. “We are expecting quite a bit of precipitation to come through.”

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Stokes County saw its first accumulating snow of the season Sunday morning, although warm temperatures and afternoon sun quickly melted anything that had stuck the ground. Forecasters are predicting a much larger snow fall this weekend with cold temperatures and precipitation moving into the area Thursday evening and continuing through Friday morning. “There will be a winter event coming through your area, there is no question of that,” said meteorologist Jake Ruckman, “but your area could be looking at a mixed precipitation event. There is a potential for ice before this turns to snow. You are going to be dealing with a warm ground and you will likely be getting straight rain at the beginning.” At press time he said, due to the fluctuating temperature, it was too early to give any prediction on how much snow accumulation the area could expect. “You could see as much as an inch of precipitation if you melted it all down, but it is too early to tell what form it will all come in,” he said Tuesday. “We are expecting quite a bit of precipitation to come through.”
http://thestokesnews.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/01/web1_12400848_1270127019669447_4757239377933718944_n.jpgStokes County saw its first accumulating snow of the season Sunday morning, although warm temperatures and afternoon sun quickly melted anything that had stuck the ground. Forecasters are predicting a much larger snow fall this weekend with cold temperatures and precipitation moving into the area Thursday evening and continuing through Friday morning. “There will be a winter event coming through your area, there is no question of that,” said meteorologist Jake Ruckman, “but your area could be looking at a mixed precipitation event. There is a potential for ice before this turns to snow. You are going to be dealing with a warm ground and you will likely be getting straight rain at the beginning.” At press time he said, due to the fluctuating temperature, it was too early to give any prediction on how much snow accumulation the area could expect. “You could see as much as an inch of precipitation if you melted it all down, but it is too early to tell what form it will all come in,” he said Tuesday. “We are expecting quite a bit of precipitation to come through.”

By Nicholas Elmes

nelmes@civitasmedia.com

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