8:00 a.m. - The storm is deepening now off Norfolk, Va. Winds along coast are gusting over 40 knots. The heaviest snow band is running from New York City back to west-central Maryland. Rates within that band are 1-2 inches per hour. Below is the HRRR total snowfall for the day.
10:15 a.m. - Impressive banding of the snow with rates of 1-3 inches per hour. The backlash band setting up across western North Carolina will come north today and this evening right into DC and Philly then up the Hudson Valley tonight. It will look impressive when the band comes through. Heavy snow and winds will make it look like a blizzard outside.
Secondary banding along the arctic front from West Virginia to Bedford, Pa., to Bloomsburg, Pa., has rates of 1-2 inches per hour. The more impressive band along the warm front remains west of D.C., BWI to Lancaster, Quakertown to New York City. Rates up to 3 inches per hour there. Back up here in State College, we have near 2 inches because we are in the cold air, and the storm didn't go through the benchmark for us. We may get into the Arctic band for a time.
11:43 a.m. - Heavy snow band continues to back west into central Pennsylvania. Rates of 1-2 inches per hour.
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The next couple of weeks will bring several big storms.
Heavy rains will hit California this weekend and cause serious flooding.
Another snowstorm will hit Maine and add to the snowcover.
A severe weather outbreak will occur Tuesday across eastern Texas and spread into Louisiana Tuesday night.
We are not done yet as the pattern will go to the extremes with at least 3 more major storms.