Thursday January 9, 2014

Cold abates, storm brews

Last Updated:

10:00PM Thursday
January 9, 2014

School Forecast For:
Friday January 10th

Two Hour Delay No School Early Dismissal
40% 20% 0%

Brief Overview
Last Updated: 10:00PM Jan. 9th

10:00PM Thursday

As of 10PM, radar shows an initial band of snow showers that looks to trek across the area between midnight and 2AM… however, it is unclear how much of this is reaching the ground. A second batch looks to cross the area between 3AM and 7AM. Could see a coating or so with the first batch, and around half an inch with the second. Latest trends suggest that any snow should taper off around 9AM with only a slight chance of snow showers through the rest of the morning.

Note… the National Weather Service continues to go with snow arrival times between 4AM and daybreak. The probabilities reflect the earlier time frames. Later time frames would… have slightly lower probabilities… on the order of… 30%… 20%… 0%

5:00PM Thursday

At 5:00PM, radar trends suggest light snow may develop shortly after midnight, and taper off as early as 8AM. The National Weather Service holds any snow off until after 3AM, and ends it around 1PM.
Exact timing looks to be the biggest headache with this one.

Temperatures will be well below freezing …16 to 21 degrees… through daybreak, so any snow that does fall will stick around. Temperatures should remain below freezing though 2PM or 3PM. Will continue to monitor radar trends this evening, and have a final update by 10PM.

Regarding the weekend storm:

Now looking for light precipitation to begin before daybreak Saturday. This may result in a brief window of freezing rain, as temperatures will be right around the freezing mark to start the day.

Rain will intensify throughout the day as temperatures again make a run at 50. Looking for up to an inch of rain with this storm.

Another system may produce additional light snow toward the middle of next week. I'll have updates to the long range forecast tomorrow afternoon.

(The sight is acting slow this afternoon. If ever this site is down,
updates will be posted through the "Kingstonsnows Extension" site.)

Kingstonsnows Forecast
Last Updated: 7:00PM Jan. 6th

Forecast at a glance
- AM Temp PM Temp Weather Timing Confidence
Tuesday 3 to 8 10 to 15 Mostly Clear - High
Wednesday 0 to 10 15 to 20 Partly Cloudy - High
Thursday 13 to 18 20 to 25 Clear - High
Friday 20 to 25 30 to 35 Cloudy - Medium
Saturday 25 to 35 40 to 50 Rain P.M. Medium
Sunday 35 to 45 45 to 55 Rain showers A.M. Low
Monday 30 to 40 35 to 45 Rain showers A.M. Low


Generally clear, but bitterly cold.
Morning temperatures in the mid single digits.
Afternoon highs barely getting into the teens.

A stiff breeze, with gusts up to 30 mph possible.
Wind chills as low as -15 throughout the day.


Partly cloudy, not quite as cold.
Morning temperatures in the mid single digits.
Afternoon highs in the upper teens.
Morning wind chills below zero.


Clear skies.
Morning temperatures in the mid teens.
Afternoon temperatures in the lower 20s.


A slight chance of snow flurries.
Temperatures ranging from the
lower 20s to the lower 30s.


Increasing clouds.
Rain developing in the evening.
Morning lows in the upper 20s to mid 30s.
Evening highs in the 40s.


A chance of morning rain showers.
Temperatures ranging from the upper 30s,
to the mid 50s.


A chance of morning rain showers.
Temperatures ranging from the upper 30s,
to the mid 40s.

Long-range school impact (probability)
The long range impact is a general outlook, and is not a specific forecast.
Day (Date) Delay Cancellation E.D. Confidence
Monday (13) None
Tuesday (07) Medium
None High
Wednesday (08) Low
None None High
Thursday (09) None None None High
Friday (10) None
None Medium

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