December 7, 1995 - Heavy Snow Event over East-Central Virginia

During the morning hours of December 7, 1995 a quickly moving area of low pressure crossed eastern North Carolina dumping 5 to 10 inches of snow in a narrow 30-50 NM wide swath extending from Roanoke-Lynchburg area eastward to the lower Maryland Eastern Shore. Salisbury, Maryland reported 9 inches of snow during this event. A close inspection of Quasi-geostrophic diagnostics and the Garcia Technique, a new forecast technique which incorporates the advection of mixing ratios on an isentropic surface, indicated a storm which would have been well forecast. This storm was featured in a paper published in the 15th AMS Weather Analysis and Forecasting conference in Norfolk, Virginia August 19-23, 1996. The paper is as follows.....

The use of new forecast techniques to diagnose two heavy snow events in the Wakefield NWSO area of responsibility - 8 February 1995 and 7 December 1995 - Wayne Albright and Hugh Cobb.