Case 1 - December 2-3, 2000
So, after a look at these particular data sources and trends, let's look at the evolution of Winter Storm Watches, Warnings and Advisories:
  • Important points
  • The data shown so far would have provided nearly 12 hours of lead time in significantly adjusting the Watch/Warning/Advisory areas
  • This was the last chance to change the forecasts before the 11 PM local newscasts, which would have been enough notice to prevent the

  • "Surprise, no snow!" when people woke up in the morning
     
  • Definitions:
  • Winter Storm Watch/Warning
  • VA/MD -  Potential/Expected 5+" of snow in 24 hours
  • NC - Potential/Expected 4+" of snow in 24 hours
  • Winter Weather Advisory
  • VA/MD - 1-4" of snow expected
  • NC - 1-3" of snow expected
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