|Friday||March 8||2013||No School||1.9"||0.5"||Sn||S@12p Thur, E@12p Fri. Phase 1: potent low tracked off midatlantic coast Wed night, w/ region on n'rthrn fringe. Despite fr'cst of 0.5-1.0" Wed night, sn never materialized. Phase 2: (Thur-Fri) expansive outflow from low spread back north and west around the circulation, sending prolonged energy back into NE/NY/NJ as the system stalled several hundred miles southeast of long island. In kingston… ModSn dev'lped moved in from 9a-930.. no acc'ultion. Steadier sn moved in ~12p. Light sn thru afternoon. Some grass accumulation aft 3p. Wet Rds.. puddles. Wet sticky snow. Thru 8p no road acc'ultion.. up to 0.5" on grass/sn pack. First Rd acc'ultion after 9p.. driveways. Stuck to all tree branches. Mod/Steady Sn overnight. Up to 1.8" wet sn by 7a… Ab't 0.5" slushy on Rds. Initially a delay for Kingston(@548a), New Paltz, Saugerties… Steady sn continued. Upped to Cancellation@734a. Light coating on already plowed roads.. slick.. main roads fine for most part. 2edary roads light slick through 10a. Light sn through noon. Total 1.9"… widely varying totals.. and sn rates.. through out region… 7" New Paltz, 1"-2" Kingston-Woodstock, 1" Saugerties, 12" Catskills, 9" Rhinebeck. WWA. Sn rates influenced by geography. Pk temps: Thur max 37, 12-2a 32, 3-10a 31, 11-1p 32-34 |Fc'st: Low 29, 2-4", 1-2" by 6a. WWA-12p Fri.|
A POWERFUL STORM IS SITUATED OFF THE MIDDLE ATLANTIC COASTLINE.
MEANWHILE…ANOTHER UPPER LEVEL DISTURBANCE WAS TRACKING ACROSS
THE UPPER GREAT LAKES. THESE SYSTEMS WILL INTERACT AND BRING
ANOTHER ROUND OF WINTER WEATHER TO EASTERN NEW YORK AND ADJACENT
WESTERN NEW ENGLAND INTO TONIGHT. PRECIPITATION WILL END FROM
NORTH TO SOUTH FRIDAY MORNING AS HIGH PRESSURE SETTLES INTO THE
AREA FOR THE WEEKEND.
Satellite: at 9:45 am EST Friday March 8, 2013. Image credit: NASA/GSFC.