Areas have been blasted with up to a foot of snow from the ArkLaTex region through NC as far south as central AL/GA. This epic winter storm will continue to wreak havoc as it develops in the Atlantic and hits NJ/NYC/New England with heavy snows. Most of VA/MD likely spared the worst of the storm’s power (1-4″ of snow in most areas) as the complex system evolves.
Here is a map posted by Al Roker showing the snowfall totals as of ~7am this morning:
This does not include this morning’s totals in GA/NC/SC, of which parts of southeastern NC has seen over half a foot of snow already! I, as well as almost everyone who forecast this storm, did not anticipate how far south the snow line was going to form, which is resulting in a lot of busted calls from northern LA to central AL/GA and up through eastern NC, which called for mostly mixed precip. and rain. NC and southeast VA could still convert over to mixed precip., but not before 1-3″+ of snow has fallen in most areas.
This is already an epic storm in the south, and we still have snowfall on tap for the southern Midwest, Mid-Atlantic and Northeast, where NYC and southern New England could see over a foot of snow in spots before we say goodbye to this incredible winter storm.
UPDATE 6:00pm EST:
The 1-3″ call for NE NC and SE VA could be in question as the dry air over the region eats away at the possible snowfall and the mixed precip. zone creeps closer and closer. Still a chance for more snow to fall AFTER mixed precip. and/or rain works into the area, but hitting the top-end estimate of 2-3″ appears doubtful at this point.