Good Afternoon, taking a look at the forecast for the next three days. A look at the rest of today, it's going to be mainly quiet and very cold. Cold high pressure remains in control of the Ohio Valley and much of the area will remain dry. There could be some lake effect snow showers over the lake favored areas of Lake Michigan and from Cleveland to Syracuse. Much further south, a strong storm system will begin to take shape and will impact weather up and down the east coast. Look ahead to Wednesday, a cold front will bring snow chances for the northern sections of the Ohio Valley, while a strong area of low pressure will continue to develop and move towards the Atlantic Ocean. The result will be heavy snowfall from Dover to near Wilmington, and snowfall further inland as far west as DC, Richmond, and Raleigh. A mix of rain, sleet, snow, and freezing rain possible for the South Carolina and northern Georgia coast, with rainfall inland from there. On Thursday, strong area of low pressure will be off the Virginia coast and heavy snowfall will be pushed northward from Boston to the Canadian border. Cold front will move into Virginia, and lake effect snow will fall across northern Indiana to northwest Ohio and from Cleveland to Syracuse. High pressure centered in southeast Minnesota will filter in another reinforcing shot of colder air to the region.
As far as snowfall totals through 4 pm Thursday, first for the Ohio Valley region, heaviest snowfall totals will be across far northern Indiana and just away from Lake Erie in northeast Ohio, where 3 to 6 inches of snow could fall. Lesser amounts for areas south, where an inch or less is possible for much of the region. For Virginia, heaviest could fall in eastern Virginia from the Eastern Shore to Virginia Beach and points west as far as Williamsburg and the Northern Neck where 6 to 8 inches of snow could fall, lesser amounts to the west, with 3 to 6 inches possible in the Richmond area, and 1 to 2 inches possible in the DC area and west of Richmond. Snowfall in this area is still highly subject to change depending on the ultimate track of the low. We will have further updates on the potential snowfall for eastern Virginia on the Facebook page.
We are now unveiling the five subscription tiers, they will range in cost per month from $4.95 to $24.95.
For Tier 1, you can choose either from the Day Planner or the 7 Day Forecast for $4.95 a month
Tier 2, you will receive both the Day Planner and the 7 Day Forecast for $9.95 a month
Tier 3, you will receive an one day Ohio Valley Forecast Map, a 24 hour Forecast Planner, and the 7 Day Forecast for $14.95 a month
Tier 4, you will receive three day Ohio Valley Forecast Map, 24 hour Forecast Planner, and the 10 Day Forecast for $19.95 a month
Finally Tier 5, you will receive five day Ohio Valley Forecast Map, 24 hour Forecast Planner, and the 10 Day Forecast for $24.95 a month.
We already have a few people who are trying out the subscription services, now if you want to try it out, once the website redesign is finished, can sign up for a free 7 day trial for either the city you reside in or the city of your choice. You are not obligated to having the subscription services, as we will still continue to produce the Ohio Valley Regional Forecast on the Facebook page and starting January 2, we add the state of Virginia to the mix. Also later in the year, time frame to be determined, we will add the Pacific Northwest (Idaho, Oregon, Washington) as well, so by the end of 2018, we will cover the Ohio Valley, the Commonwealth of Virginia, and the Pacific Northwest.
Also don't forget, that we provide weather consulting services to businesses, local, state, and government agencies who depends on weather for day to day operations. We also have sponsorship and advertising opportunities, which we will be making pricing adjustments for 2018. Finally, we provide weather research, mainly for insurance companies and lawyers, but will provide weather research for anyone who needs it.
We thank you for making 2017 the best year yet for Equinox Weather, but we want to better it for 2018, so if you have family or friends who live in Indiana, Kentucky, Ohio, West Virginia, or Virginia share this page with them as we will have a very special contest once we hit the 10,000 like mark. Have a Happy New Year!
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