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Posted at 3:45 PM ET, 12/ 8/2010

PM Update: Still very cold through tomorrow

By Ian Livingston

Another day of 30s and wind. Who's enjoying it? I'm enjoying... staying inside! Temperatures this afternoon only climbed into the low-and-mid 30s with wind chills still in the 20s at best. A few spots probably only hit the freezing mark. We've got another very cold one tomorrow, but fortunately less windy, before things start to rebound, though we should mostly stay below average until the next cold shot arrives.

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Through Tonight: Mostly clear and cold. Evening temperatures quickly dip back into the 20s on their way to lows in the upper teens and lower 20s. This should be the coldest night of the season so far for many. Winds calm down again after sunset, but they probably stay up around 5-10 mph overnight.

Tomorrow (Thursday): Mostly sunny skies are no match for the still frigid air mass overhead. Highs are probably pretty similar to today, with many spots heading for the mid-30s, but places west maybe only reaching the low 30s. We see much less in the way of wind compared to recent, though probably still sustained up to around 10 mph during the day.

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Snow: Folks in Western Maryland, western Virginia, and West Virginia are digging out from a pretty hefty snow dump over the past few days. One "winner" appears to be Grant County in West Virginia where as much as 24" of snow fell in Bayard. Ski areas like Canaan Valley did quite well, and they're planning on opening this weekend with some pretty sweet conditions.

By Ian Livingston  | December 8, 2010; 3:45 PM ET
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Comments

Hate this wind so much. Brrrrrrrrr
Send some snow ASAP please.

Posted by: FIREDRAGON47 | December 8, 2010 3:54 PM | Report abuse

FIREDRAGON47 - not sure the snow can be ordered for you any time soon, but yes the wind has been brutal. A little shocking. And, I for one, wanted more autumn, ya know?

Posted by: Camden-CapitalWeatherGang | December 8, 2010 5:11 PM | Report abuse

Seems like things may be evolving a bit:
DUE TO THE UNCERTAINTY IN EVOLUTION/TRACK OF THE STORM...HAVE TAKEN
A MORE PROBABILISTIC APPROACH TO THE PTYPE FORECAST. ATTM...IT
APPEARS THE BEST CHANCE TO SEE A WINTRY MIX AT THE START OF THE
EVENT SAT NGT WILL BE WEST OF I-95...WITH RAIN THE PREDOMINANT PTYPE
FARTHER EAST. AS LLVL WARM AIR WRAPS INTO THE SYSTEM...A WINTRY MIX
MAY CONTINUE ALONG AND WEST OF THE BLUE RIDGE ON SUN WITH RAIN TO
THE EAST. WILL HIGHLIGHT WINTRY MIX THREAT IN THE HWO.

ONCE THE CLOSED LOW MOVES NORTHEAST OF THE REGION...NW FLOW ON THE
BACKSIDE OF THE LOW WILL DRAW A STRONG COLD FRONT THRU THE REGION
SUN NGT. ANY LINGERING PRECIP MAY BRIEFLY TURN TO ALL SNOW SUN NGT
BEFORE ENDING LATE.

SIMILAR TO THIS WEEK...THE CLOSED LOW IS EXPECTED TO MEANDER OVER
THE NORTHEAST STATES DURING THE FIRST HALF OF THE WEEK WITH BREEZY
NW FLOW DRAWING AN ARCTIC AIRMASS SOUTHWARD TOWARD THE REGION. WITH
A FETCH FROM THE GREAT LAKES...ANOTHER PROLONGED PERIOD OF UPSLOPE
SNOW SHOWERS ARE EXPECTED DURING THIS TIME.

Posted by: greg2010 | December 8, 2010 5:30 PM | Report abuse

The 18z GFS run looks like a drier solution for DC west... Interesting to watch over the coming days...

Posted by: spgass1 | December 8, 2010 5:47 PM | Report abuse

I am traveling to Frostburg on Friday, and from what I can tell this is going to be a mostly snow event out there, can someone please confirm what I might be in for on Sunday?

Posted by: snowlover | December 8, 2010 5:53 PM | Report abuse

snowlover,
lol... if i'm not mistaken, i've seen you ask this question 3 or 4 times this week. it's weird that no one's answering.

Posted by: walter-in-fallschurch | December 8, 2010 6:05 PM | Report abuse

Snowlover: Why don't you just look up the local Frostburg newspaper online or get the forecast from the Weather Channel's website?

Posted by: mhardy1 | December 8, 2010 6:17 PM | Report abuse

mhardy1: Because they are not accurate. I have been an avid follower for 7+ years and look to the CapX team for sound advice. Sure I can look at the weather models and make my own assessment, but I turn to the experts when it calls for it.

Posted by: snowlover | December 8, 2010 6:36 PM | Report abuse

@walter, I am not sure why -- maybe these guys were told to keep discussion relevant to the local area, which I would understand. However, if that is the case there should be an alternative, such as an email address, etc. Whatever, I will continue to support the CapX group!

Posted by: snowlover | December 8, 2010 6:43 PM | Report abuse

Re: Frostburg, I think no ones answering because no one knows yet. Another source for info is Hagerstown's NBC25 crew, but they're not saying anything definitive yet. Personally, I think at least some snow is a good bet for Frostburg on Sunday. Perhaps the best thing would be to monitor the situation and either leave early or stay over should the situation warrant.

Posted by: spgass1 | December 8, 2010 8:04 PM | Report abuse

@snowlover

Apologies for no response to your comment. We've been a little short-staffed this week. The weather changes quickly as you head from the DC region toward Frostburg-- a totally different climate there. I'd expect precip to start as snow there Saturday evening, possibly change to a mix for a time late Saturday night into early Sunday morning before changing back to snow. Occasional snow showers may continue there well into next week. Too early to speculate on accumulation potential, but several inches through Sunday night seem possible with more later.

Posted by: Jason-CapitalWeatherGang | December 8, 2010 8:45 PM | Report abuse

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