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Day 1 convective outlook 
National Weather Service Storm Prediction Center Norman OK 
1109 PM CST sun Dec 09 2018 


Valid 101200z - 111200z 


..no thunderstorm areas forecast... 


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no thunderstorms are expected across the Continental U.S. On Monday. 


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A cold front will extend from the western Atlantic southwestward to 
the southern Gulf of Mexico, keeping deep low-level moisture well 
displaced from the Continental U.S. Today through tonight. A cool, 
stable airmass will reside across most of the country as a result. 
Forcing for ascent associated with a long-wave trough migrating 
across the Pacific northwest and northern rockies may provide 
impetus for a couple of lightning strikes early across western 
Washington state and vicinity, although the risk of lightning 
strikes country-wide will remain low. 


.Cook.. 12/10/2018 


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Mesoscale Discussion


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National Weather Service Storm Prediction Center Norman OK 
1134 am CST sun Dec 09 2018 


Areas affected...portions of northern NC into southern WV and 
central/southern Virginia 


Concerning...heavy snow 


Valid 091734z - 092230z 


Summary...heavy snow will continue for a few more hours across parts 
of northwest NC and the higher terrain of southern WV and and 
western Virginia. Heavier snowfall also will continue to spread northeast 
into parts of central Virginia into early evening. A mix of snow and 
freezing rain and/or sleet also is possible across north-central NC 
into south-central Virginia the next few hours. 


Discussion...expansive area of moderate to heavy snowfall continues 
across parts of NC, WV and Virginia early this afternoon. The surface low 
is currently located just offshore the SC coast, and will continue 
to shift northeast near the NC coast through this evening. Midlevel 
moisture wrapping around the low level cyclone and forcing for 
ascent ahead of the approaching shortwave trough (currently over the 
Tennessee valley) will maintain wintry precip into the afternoon. A dry 
slot noted in WV imagery will continue to stream across NC and into 
eastern Virginia and some warming will occur over this area. As a result, 
snow may mix with freezing rain and/or sleet at times across 
north-central NC into south-central Virginia. 


Otherwise, cold air damming with a well-established cold conveyor is 
evident in observations across the Piedmont. Moderate to heavy snow 
will persist in this regime across the higher terrain and spread 
northeast into parts of central Virginia through the afternoon. Snowfall 
rates will generally be around 1 inch per hour, though heavier 
bursts approaching 2 inches per hour are possible. Precipitation 
will gradually wane from southwest (across nc) to northeast (wv and 
parts of va) late this afternoon into this evening. 


.Leitman.. 12/09/2018 


..please see www.Spc.NOAA.Gov for graphic product... 


Attention...WFO...akq...lwx...rah...rnk...rlx...gsp...mrx... 


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