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Snowstorm Update

December 26, 2012; 1:33 PM ET

Here is our latest snowfall forecast map for the current storm...

1. The storm is now re-developing over North Carolina as I write this and will be heading into southeastern Virginia later this afternoon then into southeast New England by Thursday and up toward the Bay of Fundy.

2. Normally, a surface storm track like this is too far south and east to bring heavy snow to Ontario, but there is a broad upper-level storm which is tracking farther north and will produce a second band of steady snow near Lakes Erie and Ontario then up into the St. Lawrence. Also, strong southerly winds aloft going over the dense, cold air at the surface over this region also creates a favorable overrunning surface for steady, accumulating snow.

3. I do think the precipitation will start as wet snow over the coastal Maritimes and will accumulate some before changing over to rain Thursday afternoon.

4. Looks like a significant snowstorm for a good part of New Brunswick. Decent snow then a mix, perhaps a little rain along the south coast of New Brunswick.

5. Areas such as Hamilton and St. Catharines, Ont., should get a solid accumulation and more than the GTA in this case. Snow will be powdery type for the GTA.

6. Heavy snowfall still looks likely for Montreal and the Eastern Townships.

Ski and snowmobile conditions look great in many areas through the weekend and into next week as it stays cold

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