January 2012 Summary

Temperatures

S M T W T F S
1: 53|29 2: 48|29 3: 30|13 4: 25|9 5: 40|25 6: 53|25 7: 61|26
8: 43|22 9: 42|19 10: 46|24 11: 47|22 12: 41|37 13: 47|28 14: 34|21
15: 22|8 16: 34|5 17: 43|30 18: 48|19 19: 31|10 20: 32|20 21: 21|15
22: 32|1 23: 49|30 24: 50|37 25: 43|33 26: 38|30 27: 52|34 28: 46|26
29: 43|31 30: 39|34 31: 56|25 December February
Avg. High: 41.6 Avg. Low: 22.8 Avg. January temp: 32.2
Day Date Year Closings Amount Road Amount Type Note
Monday January 2 2012 xxx 00.10" 00.00" Snow widespread lake effect resulted in periods of snow showers during the afternoon and evening(before 7p). Coating on grass/cars/curb by 6pm. Parts of Rt32 coated in tillson/rosendale. Schools on break til the 3rd.
Thursday January 12 2012 No Delay 0.50" 0.4" Snow Rain S@12am, transition to sn@~2a, back to rain@4a. Wet snow. WWA 12am-12p but allowed to expire@4a. Event difficult to forecast- NWS called for littl/no accumulation with mainly rain/mix. Fcst low of 32 btw 6/7a. SfcLow moved from KY to Delmarva(995mb) to L.I., Mainlow over Ohio. Temperatures initially started out a few degrees warmer than fcst Wed pm. accumulations on Rds. melting after 4am change to rain. Rain persisted throughout morning. most snow washed away. Onteora: Closed. Hunter&Rondout: Delay. plowable snow in stone ridge-remained on grass and piles throughout day.
Tuesday January 17 2012 2hour delay 01.25" 00.75" Snow very L.FR/sn@7p. 0.25". Batch of moderate sn@8p-9:30p. dropped 1.0". lull 10p-~1a. Second batch@~1-3. FR/SL made sn crustier/reduced depth to 0.75". Zonal shortwave system from GLakes into NY. Forecast: Sn 8p-3a. <1". FR/SL 2a-6a. Rain 6a-eve. Temps rising from low of 25. 32@6a. high 40. | Reality: Mon eve temps 29-30 6p-8p. fell to 26 with first batch of snow. Temps never made it above 30 Mon. Very spotty radar presentation, other than 2 batches. 30* at 6a. 0.75" on untouched roads@6a. compacted but not too slick on car tracks. 0.75" total at 6am. Main roads fine by 8am. might have been cancelled if SL/FR continued from 3a-6a as forecast. All region districts on 2-3 hour delay.
Friday January 20 2012 2hour delay 01.90" 01.90" Snow Sn@830p thur-~12a fri. powdery snow, but packable. temps in mid20s. stuck to roads instantly. Clipper system moved from G.Lakes. Initially only <1" forecast. Roads very slick Thurs eve. still covered 6a Fri. Saugerties&Onteora on delay.
Saturday January 21 2012 xxx 02.75" 02.75" Snow Sn@~2/3am. 0.75" by 7am. Tapered off by 1pm. WWA 1am-3pm. let expire at 2pm. Widespread snowfall. 6-10 inches from cape cod to NYC. light and fluffy. Would definitely have been a cancellation. Roads snowy through evening. first widespread snowfall of the year
Monday January 23 2012 No Delay 00.00" 00.00" Ice Light FR forecast 2A-9A. FRAdvisory 12AM-12PM. 0.01-0.02" Forecast/Lows 24. Reality Lows only 28. Roads never froze over. FR didn't materialize until 7AM. light patchy black ice on driveways at 7:30. Decent chance of delay/closing had it materialized at 2AM. Drizzle throughout morning.

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