Tuesday, November 25, 2014   |   Critical Weather

Developing Snowstorm Between D.C. and Boston Threatens Holiday Travel

The latest critical weather intelligence from Baron indicates favorable conditions for snow accumulation in several major metropolitan areas across the northeastern United States:

Travel day storm temperatures show that while the snow is falling, the air temps for the major cities will likely be in the 33-34 range. The snow that falls will be a very wet snow, which will likely keep some of the accumulation amounts down.

Travel day storm temperatures show that while the snow is falling, the air temps for the major cities will likely be in the 33-34 range. The snow that falls will be a very wet snow, which will likely keep some of the accumulation amounts down. Display provided by the Baron Omni system.

On Wednesday morning, Nov. 26, precipitation will rapidly move into the Boston area from D.C. This is expected to begin in DC around 4 a.m., and travel northward to Boston by 9 a.m.

Precipitation will begin as a rain/snow mix, and then quickly transition to snow for the major metropolitan areas by early afternoon. Travelers should note that by the late afternoon and evening hours, the snow is expected to blanket all major metropolitan areas, creating a travel nightmare for major cities across the Northeastern U.S. The storm is expected to end Wednesday night.

The Baron forecast model is projecting the following snow accumulations for these areas:

  • Washington, D.C./Baltimore – 2 to 5 inches
  • Philadelphia/north and central New Jersey – 4 to 7 inches
  • New York City – 1 to 4 inches
  • Massachusetts and Connecticut – 5 to 9 inches

For additional information on expected storm duration, precipitation type and trajectory, view this quick video.