Yesterday I noticed the huge winter storm moving through the eastern half of the country - with a forecast of freezing rain in Nyack, wondering if I'd be able to make it home from work. I also noticed that snow was forecast for as far south as Memphis. "That's funny", I thought... "but surely it won't make it down to NOLA..."
(Pictures from NOLA.com)
AREA FORECAST DISCUSSION
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NEW ORLEANS LA
817 AM CST THU DEC 11 2008
THE WINTER STORM ADVISORY HAS BEEN UPGRADED TO A WINTER STORM
WARNING ACROSS THE PCWA...EXCEPT THE LOWER PARISHES IN SOUTHEAST
LOUISIANA. ACCCUMULATIONS UP TO AN INCH ARE POSSIBLE ON THE SOUTH
SHORE...MAINLY ON BRIDGES...OTHER ELEVATED SURFACES...AND GRASSY
.PREV DISCUSSION... /ISSUED 737 AM CST THU DEC 11 2008/
COOP OBSERVER IN BRUSLY REPORTED 3 TO 4 INCHES ON THE GROUND AT
630 AM. IN ADDITION...STATE POLICE REPORTED NUMEROUS CAR ACCIDENTS
IN AND AROUND THE BATON ROUGE AREA DUE TO SNOW ON ROADS. TRAFFIC
CAMS REVEALED WHITE ON INTERSTATE 10 AND INTERSTATE 12. HAVE
UPGRADED ADVISORY TO WARNING FOR SOUTH MISSISSIPPI...EXCLUDING
MISSISSIPPI COAST AND FLORIDA PARISHES TIL NOON.