Thursday February 23, 2012

Mixed precipitation tonight

3:10P.M. Thursday February 23, 2012

Welcome to Kingston Snows!!

School Forecast For:
Friday February 24, 2012
Two-Hour Delay Cancellation Early Dismissal
30% 10% 0%

We have an interesting scenario setting up, as a developing system is forecast to bring a widespread wintry mix to the region tonight.

Right now, precipitation is expected to move into the area after midnight. It will begin as a period of rain, but may mix with and change over to a period of snow before daybreak on Friday. Temperatures are forecast to remain steady around 34 degrees, so it is still questionable how much snow will mix in, and how much- if any- will accumulate. If temperatures run just a degree or two cooler, we could be looking at a notable snow event (for this winter). A degree or two warmer could result in an all rain event.

The current National Weather Service forecast calls for rain, mixing with snow between 3AM and 8AM, and for one to two inches of accumulation. The peak precipitation rates for this storm should occur just before sunrise.

Based on the forecast, I have increased the probabilities to
30% delay, and 10% cancellation for tomorrow morning.
I only anticipate a coating to around an inch of snow accumulation,
however, the 3AM to 7AM timing looks to be the main factor.

I'll have another update at 6PM,
followed by a final posting by 10PM.

Second least snowy winter

The National Weather Service released some interesting, but not surprising records today. The 3 month period from December through February was the least snowy on record in Albany. The season total so far in Albany is the second least snowy on record.
YEARS OF RECORD: 1884-2012

1) 8.8 INCHES 2011-12 (THROUGH 2/20)
2) 10.9 INCHES 1936-37
3) 11.7 INCHES 1912-13
4) 13.8 INCHES 1911-12
5) 14.2 INCHES 1988-89

YEARS OF RECORD: 1884-2012

1) 13.8 INCHES 1912-13
2) 14.1 INCHES 2011-12 (THROUGH FEB 20TH)
3) 19.0 INCHES 1988-89
4) 24.8 INCHES 1929-30
5) 26.7 INCHES 1918-19

Kingston has picked up 13.10 inches so far this season.
Only 7.40 inches have fallen in the past three months.

Next Update:
6PM Tonight.


History of Kingston Snowstorms

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