Colder and very windy today! Only a chance of snow showers on Friday! Very cold over the weekend! Milder next week!


THURSDAY MARCH 2, 2017  6:10 A.M.

Skies are partly cloudy early on this Thursday morning and temperatures range from the upper 40s in the Clifton area to the around 40 further inland, winds are strong out of the west with some gusts over 40 MPH.

A strong cold front came through early this morning, temperatures at midnight were still in the low 60s but has fallen to the 40s by 6 A.M.  The rest of today will be partly sunny, winds will be very strong this morning but slowly diminsh this afternoon, temperatures will fall through the 40s and into the 30s by this evening.

On Friday a weak clipper low pressure disturbance will cross the area and at this time it appears that there will only be a chance of snow showers with no accumulations, temperatures will be chilly and the winds will become gusty by evening.

Very cold Saturday into Sunday morning, highs on Saturday will struggle to  reach the freezing mark and lows will fall well down into the teens Sunday morning.  Temperatures moderate by Sunday afternoon but still be slightly below normal.

Quite mild again Monday through Wednesday with a chance of rain showers mainly on Tuesday.

 

THE FORECAST:

TODAY – MAR 2 – High wind warning in effect till 11 a.m,  mostly sunny with slowly diminishing winds this afternoon, temperatures falling through the 40s.

TONIGHT – Mostly clear, low in the upper 20s.

FRIDAY – MAR 3 – Partly sunny in the morning then mostly cloudy with a chance of snow showers, no accumulation expected, high near 40.

SATURDAY – MAR 4 – Mostly sunny, windy and quite cold, high only in the low 30s.

SUNDAY – MAR 5 – Mostly sunny, high in the low 40s.

MONDAY – MAR 6 – Partly sunny and milder, high in the low 50s.

TUESDAY – MAR 7 – Mostly cloudy with a chance of rain showers, high in the low 60s.

WEDNESDAY – MAR 8 – Mostly sunny, high near 60.

 

MARINE FORECAST:  Gale warning in effect till 4 p.m. this afternoon for west winds gusting to 45 knots, seas 4-7 feet.

OUTLOOK – Small craft advisories expected Friday and Saturday with possible gales Friday night; no advisories expected for Sunday and Monday.

 

FEBRUARY 2017 CLIMATE SUMMARY:

This past month was the warmest February on record for my station and also Central Park, the average temperature in Clifton was 39.9 degrees which was 6.5 degrees above normal.  Precipitation was below normal with 2.27 inches falling.  Snowfall was only slightly below normal with 9.1 inches accumulating of which 8.6 inches falling on the 9th. The highest temperature was an amazing 75 degrees recorded on the 24th which was a record for the month of February and the lowest reading was 14 degrees on the 10th.

 

Have a good day!

 

 

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