SNOW MAP: Plowable Snowstorm Headed Our Way


UPDATE Monday 7:30 PM:

The forecast remains on track for the most part. However, the potential for minor icing in New England has increased. Cold air damming is occurring in parts of New England. This is setting up the situation where surface temperatures are at or below freezing while temperatures aloft remain above freezing. This causes precipitation to melt as it crosses the warm layer before refreezing as it moves through the colder surface layer.

 

Current Ice Forecast:


Winter is in the air! The second snowstorm of the year is here, this one has more cold air to work with. Similar to last weeks storm, frigid air will follow as the precipitation departs from the region. 

This blast of cold air is coming all the way from around the North Pole. Wind chills will be in single digits for a majority of the region:

Wind Chills Early Wednesday

Record low temperatures are at risk of being broken Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. 

The National Weather Service recommends to wear layers of loose-fitting, lightweight, warm clothing, and a hat. Mittens, snug at the wrist, are better than gloves. Cover your mouth to protect your lungs from extreme cold. Try to stay dry and out of the wind.

Winter Storm Warnings (pink), Winter Storm Watches (blue) & Winter Weather Advisories (purple) are issued.

Active Weather Alerts (12:33 PM)

Stay up to date with the latest winter alerts here.

I’m expecting western New York and Upstate New England to hit the jackpot with this system. A general 4-8″ of snow is expected with 6-12″ in higher elevations. Northern Pennsylvania, central New York and others in upstate New England should expect 2-4″. Areas shaded light blue will start out as rain before switching over the snow. While minimal (if any) accumulations are expected, flakes will fall.

Snow Map:

An updated snow map will be issued tomorrow afternoon if needed. 

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