6p Feb 23

6:30 P.M. Tuesday February 23, 2010

Forecast for: Wednesday February 24, 2010

A Two Hour Delay
No School
An Early Dismissal

0%
none
90%
very likely
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none

6:30 P.M. Tuesday February 23, 2010

Forecast for: Wednesday February 24, 2010

A Two Hour Delay
No School
An Early Dismissal

0%
none
90%
very likely
0%
none

…for the Kingston City School District. Kingston, NY, USA. 12401. School Closings within 50 miles

As of 5pm Kingston has picked up about 2.5 inches of snow so far today. I've been hearing reports that some of the outter areas of the district have picked up much more snow, with up to 9 inches in Woodstock!

A high pressure centered over Greenland in cobination with an area of low pressure has helped to draw a steady flow of moisture from the Atlantic all the way up eastern New York and New England, producing about 3 inches of wet heavy snow in the Kingston area. There is a dry slot in the train of moisture that we are now entering, so we will see a little break from the snow for a few hours. Snow should begin falling around 9pm, with little additional accumulations during that time period.

We have a winter storm warning ineffect for tonight into Wednesday evening we will likely pick up 3-6 inches overnight as snow continues to stream northward. Basically things should play out similar to today, just with more precipitation. Snow will pick up around 9pm this evening and continue through the night and early afternoon on Wednesday. Total accumulations from now through Wednesday evening will likely be in the 4-8 inche range with some rain mixing in Wednesday afternoon. We could see slightly higher amounts if temperatures stay a few degrees cooler than currently forecast, as was the case today. Snow should taper down Wednesday evening. Expect higher amounts across the higher terrain, such as Woodstock.

Thursday we will see yet another round of snow. The lull in the snow Wednesday evening should give way to steadier snow after midnight with precipitation continuing throughout the day and into early Friday morning. We will likely see 2-4 inches Thursday morning before rain begins to mix in as we approach a high of 37. This will limit the amount of snow that accumulates. Things should turn back over to all snow Thursday evening with an additional 2-4 inches possible by late Friday afternoon. Expect higher amounts across the higher terrain. The timing of the snow will determine how schools operate on Thursday and Friday. Best call at the moment looks like either an early dismissal or cancellation on Thursday, and either a delay or cancellation on Friday, but this is just speculation at this point and will greatly depend on how things play out on Wednesday afternoon.

This is a Very wet and heavy snow. The weight of today's few inches alone has been bending tree limbs and weighing down power lines. With 4-8 inches expected Tuesday night, and 4-8 Thursday into Friday, it is highly likely that there will be scattered downed brances and power outtages beginning tonight once the snow starts back up. Please be very catious if you are traveling during the next 48 hours. Also, for those of you shoveling you driveways, this snow is very heavy. If you have to shovel it is best to do it in several sweeps as the snow accumulates. I would recommend not letting more than 2 or 3 inches accumulate where you need to shovel. This all being said, I do not anticipate school tomorrow.

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