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    October Snowstorm

    September 25, 2012; 7:17 AM ET

    Tuesday 9 a.m.

    Yes, the GFS operational run from yesterday afternoon included a forecast map for the afternoon of Oct. 10 that suggested heavy wet snow would be falling over the higher elevations of central and northern Pennsylvania. That map is below. The output from the same model run 12 hours later shows no such thing... just a Great Lakes low pressure area causing showers with fairly mild temperatures. That map is below the snowy version.

    At this point, we cannot put much faith in either idea.

    In the shorter range, southwest winds are sponsoring a warmup in the Northeast from today into tomorrow. A cold front will then move though to cause some showers and in places a thunderstorm... followed by cooler air. The front will stall in Virginia or Norrth Carolina, and a low pressure area forming along the front can then bring rain to the Middle Atlantic states on Friday. The video has more.

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