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Snow Update Sunday Evening

March 2, 2014; 7:18 PM ET

Sunday 7:30 PM

When I last wrote to you Friday, I thought the main snow area would affect the area from Pennsylvania to Southern New England. Wrong answer! I also said since the storm was still more than two days away, it was important to check for updates. I'm sure you did that, and saw the axis of heaviest predicted snow kept creeping southward. It now appears the substantial snow will fall from extreme southern Pennsylvania and Southern New Jersey well down through Virginia.

The northward extent of the snow will be determined the progress of snow that was showing up on this picture from radar serving southwest Ohio. The is what it looked like just after 7PM ET.

The strongest part of the storm is represented by thunderstorms, as depicted on this lightning map for the period from 6 - 7 PM ET.

To the northwest of the storm system, a very cold air mass is spreading south and east. This new airmass will move south to hold DC temperatures in the 20s tomorrow, and send the mercury to the single digits as far south as the middle of Pennsylvania.

I'll write to you again in the morning.

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Elliot Abrams
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