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Where is all the snow?! Tracking Storm Systems that could add to our seasonal snowfall totals

WET SNOW
Posted at 12:32 PM, Jan 21, 2023
and last updated 2023-01-21 12:32:47-05

The 2022 - 2023 snow season has been lackluster (so far) in Cleveland! The first measurable snowfall occurred on November 13th. Since then, Cleveland has only received 9.4 inches of snow. For perspective, typically we have seen over 28 inches of snow by January 20th! That means we are running about 19 inches below what is typical.

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Of course, we have a lot of winter left and plenty of time to change these numbers. In fact, I am keeping my eye on two systems this week that could bring additional snow to northeast Ohio.
Saturday will only feature flurries. It will be a cloudy day with cold temperatures. Quiet overall!
However, I am watching an area of low pressure to our south near the Gulf of Mexico and a second low pressure in the plains. These are expected to merge and bring widespread snow to our neck of the woods for Sunday.

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Temperatures will remain steady all weekend long with little variability, but snow will be increasing by tomorrow morning.

As of Saturday afternoon, it looks like a rain-to-snow mix will be possible in the mid to late morning on Sunday. The mix will transition over to all snow by the afternoon and continue into the evening. It does look to be widespread and most communities will pick up a couple of inches of snow overall several hours.

Plan for around 1-3 inches for most locations, but lake-effect snow will linger into Monday. So another 1-2'' will be possible in the Snowbelt on Monday. This is not a ton of snow but could be a nuisance or make travel a bit more tricky.

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There is another system that could bring more wintry precipitation to the area by the middle of the week. I will be honest, there is still A LOT of uncertainty regarding this next system. The exact track and therefore precipitation type, totals and impacts are all uncertain. However, we are all watching this next system and will keep you posted with the latest information!

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