Unseasonably cold and dry today and Monday! Increasing chances of a historic blizzard on Tuesday!


SUNDAY  MARCH 12, 2017  7:05 A.M  EDT.

Skies are partly cloudy early on this Sunday morning, temperatures are again quite cold with readings ranging from the upper teens in the Clifton area to around 10 further inland, winds are from the northwest averaging 10-15 mph to make it feel colder.

Today we will have a mix of sun and clouds and there is a chance of some light flurries, temperatures may be a couple of degrees higher than yesterday and the winds will slowly diminish so today should not be as harsh as yesterday.

Still unseasonably cold on Monday with increasing cloudiness, winds will be light.

The potential for an historic blizzard are increasing as most of the overnight runs of the computer models show a strong low pressure developing off the southeast coast Monday night and move to just southeast of Long Island by Tuesday night, this path will cause snow to develop after 1 a.m on Tuesday and become heavy at times by daybreak and continue into Tuesday night, strong winds will cause blizzard conditions at times, at this time expected accumulations should be in the 12-18 inch range with some areas in the heavy banding of snow will have 2 feet.

The storm will move away on Wednesday but still some snow showers are likely, temperatures will continue to be well below normal.

Dry weather for Thursday and Friday with only slow moderation in temperatures.

Another low pressure area will give us a chance of snow or rain on Saturday.

 

THE FORECAST:

TODAY – MAR 12 – Increasing cloudiness with a chance of flurries, high in the low 30s.

TONIGHT – Partly cloudy, low in the mid teens.

MONDAY – MAR 13 – Mostly cloudy, high in the mid 30s.

TUESDAY – MAR 14 – Snow, heavy at times with blizzard conditions possible, high in the low 30s, accumulations 12-18 inches with possible higher amounts to 2 feet.

WEDNESDAY – MAR 15 – Cloudy with scattered snow showers, high in the low 30s.

THURSDAY – MAR 16 – Mostly sunny, high in the mid 30s.

FRIDAY – MAR 17 – Mostly sunny, high in the upper 30s.

SATURDAY – MAR 18 – Mostly cloudy with a chance of rain or snow, high in the low 40s.

 

MARINE FORECAST – TODAY – Small craft advisory in effect till 8 p.m. this evening for northerly winds to 25 knots, seas 2-4 feet.

OUTLOOK – No advisories during the day on Monday;  gale watch posted for Monday night through Tuesday night; small craft advisories likely on Wednesday.

 

Have a nice day and enjoy Daylight Time!

  • curt

    Well, exciting news if you are a ski area …

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  • Pattie O

    Hi neighbor! I was waiting to see what you thought of the storm before I prepared/panicked. Augh. We’ll be snowed in forever! Lol. Will Long Island be getting the high numbers too? That’s where hubby is staying for work this weekend and next week.

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    • Allan Kazimir Post author

      Hey neighbor looks like about 14-18 inches here and most of Long Island except far Eastern Long Island were sleet and rain may mix in cutting accumulations down somewhat, yes we are going to be snowed in but this time of year with the stronger Mar sun it melts quickly.

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      • Pattie O

        Thanks! They called off work for the week so he made it home. Wishing this was all still snow though!

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        • Allan Kazimir Post author

          Pattie, it was disappointing that we didn’t get more but that sleet moved more inland than the models indicated due to a shallow warm layer about 3000 feet that was above freezing, the March Superstorm was almost the same as this one but not as strong.

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