Snow ending this morning followed by some sunshine this afternoon! A winter storm watch for significant snow Sunday night into early Monday morning!


Good morning!

Snow is falling moderately early on this Saturday morning and temperatures range from around 30 in Clifton down to the mid 20s further inland, winds are light northerly. Snow accumulation since midnight is around 3 inches.

Low pressure will move offshore today and the snow should end by 8-9 a.m. with another inch of snow likely. Some sunshine this afternoon along with highs near 40 will help melt some of the snowfall before our next storm.

Sunday will be cloudy with a chance of light rain in the afternoon changing to snow at night as a stronger low pressure moves off the coast. A winter storm watch is in effect for possible accumulations of 4-8 inches. the snow should end by daybreak on Monday.

Cold Arctic air will be with us from Monday night through at least Thursday with temperatures well below normal for early March, we should stay dry except for a chance of flurries on Wednesday.

Another low pressure system will give us a chance of rain or snow on Friday.

THE FORECAST:

TODAY – MAR 2 – Snow ending by 9 a.m., mostly cloudy with a high near 40, total accumulation 3-4 inches.

TONIGHT – Mostly cloudy, low around 30.

SUNDAY – MAR 3 – Partly sunny in the morning then a chance of rain in the afternoon, high in the low 40s. Snow at night possibly heavy at times, accumulations of 4-8 inches likely.

MONDAY – MAR 4 – Snow ending around daybreak, becoming mostly sunny in the afternoon, high in the upper 30s.

TUESDAY – MAR 5 – Sunny and cold, high in the low 30s.

WEDNESDAY – MAR 6 – Partly sunny and cold, high only in the upper 20s.

THURSDAY – MAR 7 – Sunny and cold, high in the low 30s.

FRIDAY – MAR 8 – Partly sunny in the morning then mostly cloudy with a chance of rain or snow in the afternoon, high in the mid 30s.

MARINE FORECAST: A small craft advisory is in effect until 10 p.m. tonight for northerly winds gusting to 30 knots this morning diminishing this afternoon, seas 5-8 feet.

OUTLOOK – No advisories expected during the day on Sunday; small craft advisories expected Sunday night through the day on Monday; no advisories expected Monday night; small craft advisories likely Tuesday and Wednesday.

FEBRUARY 2019 CLIFTON CLIMATE SUMMARY:

Average temperature was 34.3 degrees which was 1.5 degrees above normal; Highest temperature was 67 degrees set on the 5th, lowest temperature was 6 degrees on the 1st. Precipitation totaled 3.01 inches which is near normal. Snowfall was below normal with only 4.6 inches accumulating.

METEOROLOGICAL WINTER – DECEMBER THROUGH FEBRUARY

Temperatures were slightly above normal. Precipitation totaled 14.79 inches which was above normal. Snowfall was well below normal with 8.5 inches accumulating. Looks like we will pass that snowfall amount in the first 3 days of March.

Despite the snowy weather try to have a nice weekend!

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