Good snowy morning everyone! Moderate to heavy snow is falling early this morning and temperatures range from the low 30s in Clifton to the middle 20s further inland, winds are northerly about 10 mph. Accumulation so far is around 2 inches which already makes this the most April accumulation since 2003.
Snow will continue heavy at times before tapering off around 9 a.m., accumulations of 4-6 inches are expected, if we get more than 4 inches it will be the heaviest snow since the April blizzard in 1982. We should see some clearing this afternoon which will help melt most of the snowpack with highs in the 40s.
Another frontal system with a warm front moving toward the area on Tuesday, rain from this system will affect our area by Tuesday morning possibly some freezing rain well inland at higher elevations.
The warm front will move north of us Wednesday morning with a southwest flow of much milder air. Then a cold front will cross the area Wednesday afternoon giving us more showers and even a possible thunderstorm.
Much cooler and windy on Thursday.
Still another frontal system may give us some rain or snow Friday evening into Saturday morning. A low pressure may develop on the front but the heaviest precipitation at this time should stay to our south but any northward movement may give us another chance of snow over the weekend.
TODAY – APR 2 – Snow this morning ending by 10 a.m., partly sunny this afternoon, high in the mid 40s, total snow accumulation of 4-6 inches.
TONIGHT – Partly cloudy in the evening then becoming mostly cloudy, low in the mid 30s.
TUESDAY – APR 3 – Periods of rain, high in the mid 40s.
WEDNESDAY – APR 4 – Mostly cloudy, breezy and milder with showers and possibly a thunderstorm, high in the low 60s.
THURSDAY – APR 5 – Mostly sunny and breezy, high in the upper 40s.
FRIDAY – APR 6 – Partly sunny, high in the low 50s. Chance of rain or snow at night.
SATURDAY – APR 7 – Mostly cloudy with a chance of rain or snow, high in the mid 40s.
SUNDAY – APR 8 – Mostly cloudy in the morning then becoming mostly sunny, high in the upper 40s.
MARINE FORECAST: A small craft advisory is in effect until 3 p.m. this afternoon for northeast winds gusting to 30 knots, seas 3-6 feet.
OUTLOOK – Small craft conditions with possible gales Tuesday night into Wednesday; small craft advisories likely to continue Thursday and Friday.
CLIFTON MONTHLY SUMMARY MARCH 2018.
March averaged around 2 degrees below normal and March was colder than February, that has happened only 3 times in the last 45 years, 1984, 2017 and 2018.
Precipitation total 4.30 inches which is around normal. However it was the snowiest March since my records began with 27.3 inches accumulating. 3 inches fell on the 2nd, 14 inches on the 7th, 2.5 inches on the 13th and 7.8 inches on the 21st.
The highest temperature was 61 degrees recorded on the 1st. The lowest temperature was 24 degrees recorded on the 17th.
Enjoy the April snow this morning!