Snow becoming very heavy this morning and continuing into tonight with near blizzard conditions! Lighter snow to continue on Tuesday! Dry and a little milder Wednesday and Thursday!


Good morning!

Light snow is falling over the area early on this Monday morning the first day of February and temperatures range from the low 20s in Clifton down to the lower teens further inland, winds are brisk from the north-northeast.

CLIFTON’S ALMANAC FOR FEBRUARY 1ST:

AVERAGE HIGH: 37 AVERAGE LOW: 22

RECORD HIGH: 63 – 1989 RECORD LOW: 6 – 2019

YESTERDAY’S HIGH: 23 LOW: 17 PRECIPITATION: .15″ SNOWFALL: 2.0″

Mainly light snow fell overnight with approximately 4.0″ accumulating as of 5 a.m. However as the low pressure intensifies snow will become very heavy later this morning and continue heavy through this evening. Winds increasing to 35 mph or more will cause blizzard conditions at times with considerable blowing and drifting snow. Intense snow bands may cause snowfall rates of 2-3 inches per hour. Total snow accumulations by midnight tonight will be between 18-22 inches with some higher amounts possible.

Mainly light snow on Tuesday as the storm weakens and slowly pulls away, an additional 1-2 inches of new snow is possible. Winds will continue to be brisk with blowing and drifting snow likely.

Dry weather and a little milder Wednesday and Thursday.

A frontal system will give our area a chance of rain occasionally mixed with snow Friday into the weekend with again slightly milder temperatures.

THE FORECAST:

TODAY – FEB 1 – Snow heavy at times and windy with blowing and drifting snow, high near 30, winds gusts to 35 mph possible.

TONIGHT – Snow mixing with freezing drizzle at times, low in the upper 20s.

TUESDAY – FEB 2 – Cloudy and breezy with light snow, high in the low 30s. Total storm accumulations of 18-24 inches likely.

WEDNESDAY – FEB 3 – Mostly cloudy in the morning then becoming partly sunny, high in the mid 30s.

THURSDAY – FEB 4 – Sunny, high near 40.

FRIDAY – FEB 5 – Mostly cloudy with a chance of rain mixed with snow in the morning and then a chance of rain in the afternoon, high in the low 40s.

SATURDAY – FEB 6 – Mostly cloudy with a chance of rain mixed with snow in the morning then a chance of rain in the afternoon, high near 40.

SUNDAY – FEB 7 – Mostly cloudy with a chance of rain or snow, high in the upper 30s.

MARINE FORECAST: A storm warning is in effect until 10 p.m. tonight for northeast winds gusting to 50 knots, seas 12-17 feet.

OUTLOOK – Small craft advisories expected to continue Tuesday and Wednesday; no advisories expected during the day on Thursday; small craft advisories possible Thursday night into Friday.

Have a nice day and stay safe!

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