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Mesoscale Discussion 5
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   Mesoscale Discussion 0005
   NWS Storm Prediction Center Norman OK
   0506 AM CST Thu Jan 04 2018

   Areas affected...From eastern New Jersey and Delaware into southern
   New England

   Concerning...Heavy snow 

   Valid 041106Z - 041700Z

   SUMMARY...Snow rates will increase in intensity through midday, with
   max rates to 3"/hr into southern New England after about 10am local

   DISCUSSION...Precipitation continues to increase offshore as the
   surface low rapidly deepens. The heaviest snow bands were affecting
   eastern New Jersey as of 10Z but heavy snow was rapidly developing
   across Long Island. The zone of strongest frontogenetical forcing
   will lift northward and strengthen through late morning, likely
   resulting in an intense, pivoting band of heavy snow capable of
   2-3"/hr rates from central Long Island to Boston. The rain/snow line
   will remain nearly stationary near or just west of Cape Cod.

   ..Jewell.. 01/04/2018

   ...Please see for graphic product...


   LAT...LON   42887151 42987103 42957070 42537057 41857072 41127150
               40657230 40287298 40027335 39677397 39267435 38747482
               38567501 38527531 38787555 39417502 40367435 41257375

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