The excitement builds:  Preliminary Statements

Special Weather Statement from 12/26/00

  • Strongly worded statement with the necessary uncertainty stated
  • Special Weather Statement from 12/27/00
  • A little more strongly worded and specific, but still the necessary uncertainty is stated
  • Stated accumulating snow possible everywhere
  • Special Weather Statement from 12/28/00
  • A little more specific, but still some uncertainty
  • Possible scenarios described, but most likely solution emphasized
  • Stated accumulating snow possible everywhere
  • Public Forecast from 12/28/00
  • Snow likely in many places in the extended forecast
  • Winter Storm Watch from 12/28/00
  • Actual numbers for potential accumulations listed
  • Winter Storm Watch from early 12/29/00
  • Range of snow amounts increased for Winter Storm Warning and Winter Weather Advisry areas
  • Winter Storm Warning from 12/29/00
  • Same specific snow amounts listed

  • Winter Storm Watch from afternoon of December 28, 2000Winter Storm Warning/Advisory from afternoon of December 29, 2000Winter Weather Advisory from morning of December 30, 2000

    Yellow - Winter Storm Watch
    Orange - Winter Weather Advisory
    Red - Winter Storm Warning