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Posted at 12:45 PM ET, 01/31/2011

Breaking down the double ice threat

By Jason Samenow

One threat minor, the other more serious for some

(updated with zone map at 1:45 p.m.; added winter weather advisory 3:00 p.m.)

Between tonight and Wednesday midday, parts of the metro region may experience two periods of iciness. This is what we know:

1) The first event - late tonight into tomorrow morning - should be minor. Only very light amounts of precipitation are forecast, though we all know just a little ice can cause problems. A winter weather advisory has been posted except for the southern suburbs for this event.

2) The second event - late Tuesday night into Wednesday morning - will feature heavier precipitation. However, it likely turns to rain from the District and to the southeast, with the odds of significant icing increasing as you go north and northwest toward Loudoun county in Va. and Montgomery and Frederick counties in Md., where a Winter Storm Watch is in effect. It is important to emphasize that there is significant uncertainty as to where exactly the rain/ice line will be. But it's not out of the question that colder parts of the region experience serious icing.

Keep reading for details and a zone map...

EVENT ONE: TONIGHT/TOMORROW A.M.

There's little question that precipitation that falls tonight and tomorrow morning will be in the frozen form. It may begin as a few snowflakes, especially in the northern suburbs, but should mostly fall in the form of ice - first sleet and then freezing rain.

But as Wes discussed yesterday, amounts are likely to be very light. To give you an idea of how light, model output (from the GFS and NAM models) just spit out 0.02-0.06" of melted precipitation around National Airport between 7 p.m. tonight and 1 p.m. tomorrow. Not only will the intensity be light, but the coverage patchy. It's possible some areas don't get much of anything, while others get a light glaze of ice which causes slick spots on roads and possible school delays. Generally speaking, the better chance of steady precipitation from Event One is north of the District.

By late morning and early afternoon, the precipitation likely cuts off, and from the District and to the southeast, temperatures may rise a bit above freezing.

EVENT TWO: TUESDAY NIGHT AND WED A.M.

This second event poses the more serious icing threat, but may or may not be confined to the north and west suburbs. A dynamic front, responsible for extreme snowfall in the Midwest, will be approaching the region. At the same time, cold high pressure in southeast Canada will be nosing down the East Coast, creating a shallow wedge of cold air east of the Appalachians. This is known as cold air damming.

Rain and freezing rain is likely to break out late Tuesday night and very early Wednesday morning from west to east. The NAM model, which has high resolution, and often captures the cold air damming effect best, indicates the freezing line should be near or south of D.C. through 4 a.m., hence favoring freezing rain from the District and points north during initial part of the storm (but around the District, temperatures are right at freezing, so it's marginal).

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NAM model simulation of accumulated precipitation between 1 a.m. and 7 a.m. Wed morning. Note where the 32 degree line is, cutting through Loudoun and central Montgomery county at 7 a.m. Source: StormVistaWxModels

Into the early and mid morning hours (as shown in the model above at 7 a.m.), as the rain mixes down warmer air, places which are getting freezing rain probably change over to rain from south to north. But the coldest areas may remain mostly freezing rain, with the potential for serious ice accumulation given melted liquid precipitation forecasts of more than 0.5".

I should emphasize that slightly warmer conditions than modeled would make this mostly a rain event with little impact. On the other hand, slightly colder conditions would mean the potential for serious icing for a significant part of the metro region. Models are known to underestimate cold air damming, so I am concerned about the icing potential particularly in Loudoun and Frederick counties, which are smartly under a winter storm watch. Even colder areas of Montgomery (also under a winter storm watch) and Fairfax county could get significant ice. If the worst case scenario materializes, more power outages could be experienced in these normally colder locations along with disrupted travel and some of these impacts could bleed into the immediate metro region.

Zone Forecast for Event Two

feb2-2011.jpg
Zone map.

Zone 1: Low ice risk. Precipitation probably mainly rain, but slight chance of some ice before changeover if models are underdoing cold air. Temperatures 32-35 early Wed warming to 40 or higher.

Zone 2: Low-medium ice risk. A period of ice is possible especially pre-dawn Wed., but should change to rain. Temperatures 30-34 early Wed, possibly warming to near 40 or so by midday and even higher under a warm scenario.

Zone 3: Medium ice risk. Some ice is likely, especially through 7 or 8 a.m. Wed. Significant ice accumulation possible before possible changeover to moderate rain. Temperatures 28-32 early Wed possibly warming to 35-40 midday.

Zone 4: High ice risk. Significant icing likely, with major travel disruptions and possibility of power outages. Temps 26-30, possibly warming into the low-to-mid 30s by afternoon.

(We'll update this assessment tomorrow...)

Wes' thoughts

Last but not least, here are Wes Junker's thoughts on the storm:

The NAM model run from this morning trended colder and now has places like Frederick Maryland below freezing at the surface through 7 a.m.. Even places closer to the city are forecast to be precariously close to freezing so we'll need to watch temperatures closely Tuesday during the day. While the GFS also trended colder it still would keep most of these areas rain. However, in cold air damming situations its surface temperatures tend to run warm.
This trend towards cooler low level temperatures Wednesday morning puts the precipitation type north and west of the city in question for Tuesday night into Wednesday morning when the band of moderate to heavy precipitation is expected to move through with the front and raised the potential for an ice storm. The NAM sounding is less unstable than yesterday's run but still does show some instability so while it's a long shot, some may still hear a rumble of thunder when the front passes on Wednesday.

By Jason Samenow  | January 31, 2011; 12:45 PM ET
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Comments

Another tough, tough forecast.
And an ugly one too.

Posted by: FIREDRAGON47 | January 31, 2011 1:01 PM | Report abuse

FYI, Montgomery County now has a winter storm watch too...

Posted by: homertuckumd | January 31, 2011 1:07 PM | Report abuse

The new Euro is quite mild. Does not drop a lot of freezing rain. Though it ran warm last freezing rain event and probably is a bit warm initially. It seems without coastal development like we saw Jan 11 it's going to be harder to fight off warming.

Posted by: Ian-CapitalWeatherGang | January 31, 2011 1:10 PM | Report abuse

So good for driving from Falls Church to Kensington tonight, and work tomorrow, but driving to work in Chantilly Wednesday morning could be dicey.

Posted by: wiredog | January 31, 2011 1:10 PM | Report abuse

no snow no fun

Posted by: Fairfax-Snow | January 31, 2011 1:10 PM | Report abuse

Appreciate the forecast!

Posted by: HappyArmyWife | January 31, 2011 1:11 PM | Report abuse

Fed Liberal Leave/Telework announced for 2/1

Posted by: ArlingtonSnowGal | January 31, 2011 1:12 PM | Report abuse

PEPCO GET YOUR CONTRACTORS READY NOW!!!!

Sorry, did mean to shout at everyone, JUST PEPCO!!!!

Posted by: Post43 | January 31, 2011 1:12 PM | Report abuse

Aaaand, OPM just put feds on unscheduled leave/telework for tomorrow: http://www.opm.gov/status/index.aspx

Once bitten, twice shy.

Posted by: eliwho | January 31, 2011 1:12 PM | Report abuse

I want to cry and say bad words. :o(

Posted by: ThinkWarm | January 31, 2011 1:13 PM | Report abuse

Looks like Stafford/Spotstylvania/Fredericksburg stay mostly rain throughout the event. I will take it!

Posted by: Showmethesnow | January 31, 2011 1:14 PM | Report abuse

My parents live in Richmond where they are forecasteing a high near 70 on Wednesday! What crazy weather we have here in Va!

Posted by: teebyrd86 | January 31, 2011 1:18 PM | Report abuse

I have a bad feeling about this.

Posted by: bgaffney491 | January 31, 2011 1:19 PM | Report abuse

Wow! OPM must really be feeling the heat from last Wednesday's late dismissal.

I can't recall them making a call this early before.

Thanks for the updated forecast. Now change it. I think snow-lovers and snow-haters can agree on this one. We both hate ice.

Posted by: ThinkSpring | January 31, 2011 1:21 PM | Report abuse

I'm scheduled to land at BWI tomorrow night around 8. This worries me a bit... Wondering if I should move my flight to Weds. Any thoughts, CWG?

Posted by: dcnative71 | January 31, 2011 1:24 PM | Report abuse

CWG (and other wx analytics): I'm getting that tomorrow's forecast may not be bad; I'd rather hopefully telework during what looks to be Wednesday's worse-effort, but as someone with pretty intense slipping/falling anxiety (more than your average bear), should I plan on taking the Feds up on their offer tomorrow? Thanks...

FWIW, I'm in Wheaton & commute to Farragut North.

Posted by: atayah | January 31, 2011 1:24 PM | Report abuse

OPM just updated tomorrow's updated status to allow for unscehduled leave... http://www.opm.gov/status/

Posted by: marie_d1 | January 31, 2011 1:26 PM | Report abuse

Not to be a burden, but I would like CWG's thoughts on what this storm will bring to the central NJ area. We unexpectedly experienced a death in the family and services are Tuesday evening and Wednesday. The word I am hearing from TWC and AccuWeather is high certainty of a dangerous ice event for PA/NJ/NY. Do you all agree? I trust the CWG word most for making such tough calls.

Thank you again for all your hard work and great forecasting!

Posted by: amandap2986 | January 31, 2011 1:27 PM | Report abuse

OPM just updated tomorrow's operating status to allow for unscheduled leave: http://www.opm.gov/status/

Posted by: marie_d1 | January 31, 2011 1:28 PM | Report abuse

The above post does a great job of laying out the possible scenarios, and the northern and western suburbs especially should be staying tuned for the latest on the icing potential leading up to and during the Wed. morning commute. That said, the colder NAM MOS (for those familiar with the model lingo) is showing winds from the northwest through the day Wednesday, which doesn't make sense given the pretty significant flow from the southeast/south out ahead of the low. Ordinarily, NAM would be the go-to model for cold-air damming situations (and overall GFS is likely overdoing the warming). But by Wed. morning the cold-air damming signature looks weak and NAM's northwest winds make me wonder what exactly the model is thinking? -Dan, CWG

Posted by: CapitalWeatherGang | January 31, 2011 1:29 PM | Report abuse

Ummm...none of the models really support icing Tuesday night. And as for tonite into Tuesday, its either too dry or too "warm." The overlap between arrival of moisture and departure of freezing conditions is almost non-existant.

So now NWS and OPM are taking actions to make up for past mistakes? Not a lot of value added there.

Posted by: jiji1 | January 31, 2011 1:32 PM | Report abuse

You guys are great! I almost never comment, but always read your blog around these weather events. Just wanted you to know that your forecasting is very much appreciated!

Posted by: reader47 | January 31, 2011 1:36 PM | Report abuse

The NAM is obviously smoking something this run. And by late Tuesday, that 0C line should be north of the PA border with the warm air to the south.

Posted by: jiji1 | January 31, 2011 1:36 PM | Report abuse

Knee jerk reaction???

Posted by: Showmethesnow | January 31, 2011 1:38 PM | Report abuse

Sorry to tell you guys, but a bit of ice is a danger either way. The roads may be fine, but for schools where kids have to walk to school, trust me that all the pavements will not be cleaned and treated like roads are. So for schools, even .0000004 of an inch of ice is always significant and a problem. Specially when you deal with little kids walkind to school.

Posted by: RJ16 | January 31, 2011 1:40 PM | Report abuse

I don't trust the models. I know my neighborhood and we always get ice instead of rain.

Posted by: rwalker66 | January 31, 2011 1:44 PM | Report abuse

Oh OPM, that's cute.

Posted by: Brian-CapitalWeatherGang | January 31, 2011 1:47 PM | Report abuse

Tom Skilling is forecasting 14-22 inches of snow with this event in Chicago...a blizzard watch is already out starting at 4 pm this afternoon. Out there they are mentioning "life-threatening conditions".

We seem to be on the "warm" rainy side of this event--probably due to the Clarendon Ballroom ditching tomorrow night's swing dance for their "private event". If the dance were on schedule, we'd probably have the mother of all ice storms tomorrow evening!

There's always the Feb. 8 dance to look forward to--"much-unneeded rain" will probably oblige.

Posted by: Bombo47jea | January 31, 2011 1:47 PM | Report abuse

Another chance for PEPCO to shine! Right.

Posted by: Jimbo77 | January 31, 2011 1:48 PM | Report abuse

Tom Skilling is forecasting 14-22 inches of snow with this event in Chicago...a blizzard watch is already out starting at 4 pm this afternoon. Out there they are mentioning "life-threatening conditions".

We seem to be on the "warm" rainy side of this event--probably due to the Clarendon Ballroom ditching tomorrow night's swing dance for their "private event". If the dance were on schedule, we'd probably have the mother of all ice storms tomorrow evening!

There's always the Feb. 8 dance to look forward to--"much-unneeded rain" will probably oblige.

Posted by: Bombo47jea | January 31, 2011 1:48 PM | Report abuse

Would it be possible in future posts to include Prince William County when appropriate? I know there are a number of people here in PWC who depend on your forecasts so it would be great to be specifically mentioned/included if possible.
The Zones are very helpful too.
Thanks again!

Posted by: lisajulia | January 31, 2011 1:50 PM | Report abuse

I have a flight out of Dulles Wednesday morning at 830am, and it looks like Dulles is in Zone 3 (medium ice risk). Should I prepare for a long delay?

Posted by: tschofield | January 31, 2011 1:51 PM | Report abuse

The timing of bad weather on both Tues and Wed will prevent problems. Many people commute from the W or N and if it's frozen on their side street they will probably stay home, but the highway will be ok and even better towards the city. The PM will be warmer both days. If I can get out my driveway, I will be at the commuter lot.

Posted by: eric654 | January 31, 2011 1:51 PM | Report abuse

Can someone explain the difference between sleet and freezing rain?

Posted by: SSpring1021 | January 31, 2011 1:52 PM | Report abuse

If we cant predict what's coming 12 hours before it gets here...then A. the technology we use is awful, or B. It could end up being a bit worse than what we expect.

Posted by: RJ16 | January 31, 2011 1:53 PM | Report abuse

SSpring, Layman's: Sleet freezes en route and falls as ice, freezing raing freezes on contact with the ground, your car, trees, etc.

Posted by: Brian-CapitalWeatherGang | January 31, 2011 1:56 PM | Report abuse

@lisajulia

It looks like PWC is on the zones map with all the other second-ring counties, and even a few third-ring ones.

Posted by: jiji1 | January 31, 2011 1:56 PM | Report abuse

@CWG

What could be expected out in Winchester VA? All ice through this event? Idea on total possibilities?

Posted by: kylef1 | January 31, 2011 1:58 PM | Report abuse

OPM...For Tuesday Feb 1st.....Federal agencies in the Washington, DC, area are OPEN and employees have the OPTION for UNSCHEDULED LEAVE OR UNSCHEDULED TELEWORK

Posted by: jrodfoo | January 31, 2011 2:06 PM | Report abuse

@tschofield

Under a warm scenario, Dulles may be ok at that time. Under a cold scenario, may have some big delays. Close call.

@amandap2986

It's always a little tough predicting other areas because I don't put in anywhere near the time analyzing them. Central Jersey looks like ice to rain. More serious icing to the N&W.

Posted by: Jason-CapitalWeatherGang | January 31, 2011 2:06 PM | Report abuse

Dan/others

For those unfamiliar with the term NAM MOS, it is s statistically derived product to account - correct - for past systematic errors in the raw model (NAM) predictions. In this case, it appears MOS is compensating for the systematic weakness in NAM of not holding on to the cold surface air as much as observed in situations like this.

Posted by: SteveT-CapitalWeatherGang | January 31, 2011 2:08 PM | Report abuse

Thanks for another excellent forecast that makes bite-sized information out of complicated concepts- without oversimplifying!
You're great CWG!

Posted by: Wfisler | January 31, 2011 2:09 PM | Report abuse

@kylef1

I'd say Winchester is in the medium-high risk zone for icing. Under a warm scenario, maybe not bad, but look out if temperatures trend on the cold side.

Posted by: Jason-CapitalWeatherGang | January 31, 2011 2:09 PM | Report abuse

Thanks for another excellent forecast that makes bite-sized information out of complicated concepts- without oversimplifying!
You're great CWG!

Posted by: Wfisler | January 31, 2011 2:10 PM | Report abuse

Baltimore City and County now under the WSW too.

Posted by: jdtdc | January 31, 2011 2:10 PM | Report abuse

Hi, thanks for CWG work, what are the possibilities of there being more sleet than freezing rain in zone 4?

Posted by: houstonrh | January 31, 2011 2:14 PM | Report abuse

CWG: Thanks for the forecast. Glad I'm not the one having to make the call.

Looks like it's time for us up in northern MoCo to plan on 2 days of delays, closures and tricky driving. Sure hope the stores still have bags of salt this evening so I can grab some on the way home.


Posted by: dprats21 | January 31, 2011 2:15 PM | Report abuse

How will this ice affect my pants?

Posted by: spdawson1 | January 31, 2011 2:17 PM | Report abuse

Any icing is bad because people in Northwest DC - who should be drawn and quartered - refuse to shovel their walks. If you want to tear your hair out join the Tenleytown listserve and read about the people whining about how hard it is to shovel. These people are so pathetic.

Posted by: mjwies11 | January 31, 2011 2:17 PM | Report abuse

Baltimore City and County now under the WSW too.

Posted by: jdtdc | January 31, 2011 2:20 PM | Report abuse

The NWS graphic shows low & high temps for Tuesday to be 34...so no wiggle room for temps tomorrow :-)

Posted by: crazer | January 31, 2011 2:21 PM | Report abuse

Hey guess what happens when ice forms on tree limbs? That's right, they break off and tear down the power lines... just when you had your electricity restored from the last storm.

Posted by: blasmaic | January 31, 2011 2:25 PM | Report abuse

@houstonrh

I just pulled up a vertical profile of temps for Frederick in zone 4, and it has a classic freezing rain look--am not seeing much sleet.

Posted by: Jason-CapitalWeatherGang | January 31, 2011 2:29 PM | Report abuse

Okay, I don't want to sound silly, but I enjoy watching radar, and I was expecting to see something huge in Midwest. Where is it? Will it explode at some point?

Posted by: bachaney | January 31, 2011 2:30 PM | Report abuse

Woohoo! Ice! I love ice. Shaved ice, flavored ice, power-outage just bring some inside to keep your fridge contents cold anyway ICE. Bring it! A nice solid inch or two thick layer coating everything in sight. It will all glimmer and shine so nicely! Especially on the roads - then I can ice skate on them, in between the carnage of all the wrecked cars!

Cannot WAIT! BRING IT!!

Posted by: nocando | January 31, 2011 2:32 PM | Report abuse

@spdawson: Your concern for your pants never fails to make me spit my beverage on my monitor. Thanks!

Posted by: chrissie413 | January 31, 2011 2:32 PM | Report abuse

Yes, blasmaic, and sometimes they even kill unfortunate souls who happen to be underneath them. Amazing then that people still wish for more of this stuff.

Posted by: aaarmstr | January 31, 2011 2:37 PM | Report abuse

The squirrels in my backyard are hastily constructing lean-tos for protection. They must be thinking more ice than rain.

Posted by: oldiesfan1 | January 31, 2011 2:39 PM | Report abuse

PEPCO lines go down when one snowflake hits them.
Then their president stand there with a straight face and tells everybody its not their fault and they're doing the best they can.
Then MD's governor angrily shakes his fist, and does nothing.
Then the PSC holds "hearings," then does nothing.

Not everything gets better with time. We had cheaper AND more reliable power 20 or 30 years ago.

Posted by: jiji1 | January 31, 2011 2:44 PM | Report abuse

The snuggie is washed and ready. I picked up the wine this weekend, but I need some more frozen pizzas though.

Bring it. I'm ready.

Posted by: WorfsBabyMama | January 31, 2011 2:46 PM | Report abuse

So, what is the definition of "late Tuesday." Is any of the freezing precipitation expected before 10pm-ish, specifically in the eastern Loudoun County area?

Posted by: YBCaps | January 31, 2011 2:47 PM | Report abuse

Need a chuckle? Here's a seriously funny spoof of Accuweather's maps...
The Article

Posted by: Hoyas4Ever | January 31, 2011 2:49 PM | Report abuse

CWG: what do you think my chances of making it to the west coast tomorrow is? I've got a flight that leaves Dulles at 1230 PM, then a layover in Denver and on to seattle. I heard Denver is going to get hit pretty hard as well. Am I screwed or totally screwed?

Posted by: arlingtonliberal | January 31, 2011 2:51 PM | Report abuse

Posted by: Hoyas4Ever | January 31, 2011 2:52 PM | Report abuse

pardon the interruption, but did this WEEKEND'S storm just get interesting again?

here's a frame of the GFS loop when the storm is closest to us and at its warmest.

http://www.nco.ncep.noaa.gov/pmb/nwprod/analysis/namer/gfs/12/images/gfs_pcp_120m.gif

looks like the freezing line is right over dc. for the whole rest of the time it's south of dc. snow?!

below is the precip equivalent for the whole event. if it's snow it would be about 3-5".

http://www.nco.ncep.noaa.gov/pmb/nwprod/analysis/namer/gfs/12/images/gfs_p36_144m.gif
----------------

bachaney,
from the GFS, it look like the "business part" of this ice thing will begin to be readily visible on the national radar in texas early tomorrow am.

Posted by: walter-in-fallschurch | January 31, 2011 2:53 PM | Report abuse

LMAO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Posted by: Novice1 | January 31, 2011 2:54 PM | Report abuse

CWG: what do you think my chances of making it to the west coast tomorrow is? I've got a flight that leaves Dulles at 1230 PM, then a layover in Denver and on to seattle. I heard Denver is going to get hit pretty hard as well. Am I screwed or totally screwed?

Posted by: arlingtonliberal | January 31, 2011 2:57 PM | Report abuse

Wonderful. Looks like we blew a couple hundred bucks on tickets to the Capitals game Tuesday night. No way we're driving in 66 from Front Royal with this uncertainty.

Posted by: capsfan77 | January 31, 2011 3:05 PM | Report abuse

Lousy forecast - the only way to vent our collective frustration is to shoot the messengers. Okay CWG, line up for blindfolds and last cigarettes.

Posted by: MillPond2 | January 31, 2011 3:05 PM | Report abuse

thanks walter! I just expected to see some large swath of impending doom.

Posted by: bachaney | January 31, 2011 3:05 PM | Report abuse

@capsfan77 I'd hang in there, by Tue morning it may clearly be an all-rain event! (and Lets Go Caps!)

Posted by: mikebrady1 | January 31, 2011 3:09 PM | Report abuse

@arlingtonliberal

I think you'll be ok. Precip around Dulles at noon tomorrow is likely very light (if any), and temps may be near or just above freezing. Denver is just expecting some light snow - though it's going to be bitterly cold there.

Posted by: Jason-CapitalWeatherGang | January 31, 2011 3:22 PM | Report abuse

Thanks! That makes me feel a lot better : )

Posted by: arlingtonliberal | January 31, 2011 3:24 PM | Report abuse

I really wish the cold would join me here in Stafford...tired of the cold rain and the misses.

Posted by: Hopin4Snow | January 31, 2011 3:25 PM | Report abuse

@capsfan77

Sorry to hear that and I feel your pain. I've given up making any plans in Jan/Feb that involve my committing money to. Without fail, snow/ice seems to ruin those plans.

Hope it works out and you can make it to the game. Go Caps!

Posted by: ThinkSpring | January 31, 2011 3:26 PM | Report abuse

Latest NAM model (18z) is a bit warmer for Tues night and Wed which, taken literally, would mean lesser ice threat. We'll have to see if that holds.

Posted by: Jason-CapitalWeatherGang | January 31, 2011 3:38 PM | Report abuse

What are the chances of a DCA to NYC flight getting out tomorrow (Tuesday) around 4 pm? It looks like the weather will be okay around here at that time, but will NYC be experiencing nasty weather that will ground the plane? Trying to decide whether to book an Amtrak ticket as a back up...thanks CWG!

Posted by: jkb551 | January 31, 2011 3:38 PM | Report abuse

@jkb551

I think you'll be ok flying. You're kind of in between the two waves at the point.

Posted by: Jason-CapitalWeatherGang | January 31, 2011 4:35 PM | Report abuse

Great, thanks Jason!

Posted by: jkb551 | January 31, 2011 4:46 PM | Report abuse

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