February 15, 2014 Mid-Atlantic Storm

Storm Analysis:   An upper-disturbance ejected out of the Rockies and moved quickly across the country and into the Mid Atlantic on the 14th and into the 15th. An initial band of snow moved across the northern forecast area by 1 AM on the 15th. A mix of snow, sleet, rain, and freezing rain fell across the suburbs. Precipitation initially began as rain across the city between 7 and 10 am. Rain mixed with and changed over to snow between noon and 1pm. The activity ended across the region between 7 and 8pm. 

The upper-level disturbance moves across Virginia and formed a surface low just off the coast of Norfolk. This system then strengthened rapidly as it moved out to sea…and brought heavy snow and high winds to Cape Cod and Martha’s Vineyard.

Observed Snowfall Totals from February 15th NWS Mount Holly Radar During the Snow
 Click for larger image.  Snow across the Philadelphia Region - 2:57pm radar
1pm Surface Analysis for 2-15-14
1pm Surface Analysis for 2-15-14

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