Thursday February 23, 2012

Snow tonight, Rain tomorrow

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

Welcome to Kingston Snows!!

School Forecast For:
Friday February 24, 2012
Two-Hour Delay Cancellation Early Dismissal
40% 30% 0%

6:00PM Update

The latest forecast out of the National Weather Service now call for tonight's precipitation to begin as snow, and then change over to rain tomorrow morning.

Look for snow to begin around 2AM, and to continue through about 6AM or 7AM. Snow should begin to mix with rain after daybreak with light rain through the rest of the morning.

The National Weather Service is calling for snow totals to be in the 1 to 3 inch range. The peak precipitation rates for this storm should occur just before sunrise.

Even if snow totals are at the bottom of the expected range, the timing looks to result in the worst road conditions being right at sunrise.

I have increased the probabilities to
40% delay, and 30% cancellation for tomorrow morning.

I'll have 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:
10PM Tonight.


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