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|Meteorologist: Nick Johnston
Last Updated: Monday, March 10, 2014 6:54:21 AM
SIGNIFICANT WINTER STORM POTENTIAL WEDNESDAY INTO THURSDAY
We continue to see a weather scenario that features a distinct possibility of a snowstorm affecting the area starting Wednesday and continuing into Thursday morning. Rain could also be part of this storm initially (especially South of the Capital Region), as temperatures may be a little warm to start, before colder air takes over and allows for the event to transition to all snow by Wednesday night. The heaviest snowfall looks to occur Wednesday Night with this system. More details will need to be sorted out over the next couple of days in order to get a better handle on overall accumulations and distribution. However, it does appear likely this snowstorm could affect much of the area with a 4" or greater snowfall by Thursday.
A cold front is expected to cross the region Tuesday night into Wednesday morning, then stall along the East Coast. On Wednesday morning, an area of low pressure will take shape in the Ohio Valley and track towards the mid-Atlantic coast as it intensifies, riding along this frontal boundary. Precipitation looks to begin from Wednesday morning through early Wednesday afternoon before ending on Thursday morning. Due to the uncertainty in the exact storm track, along with how much rain may intially be involved, it's too early to predict a more specific range of snowfall amounts. Other factors with this storm could be some fairly strong winds, and sharply dropping temperatures Wednesday night into Thursday. Model guidance suggests this storm could have a strong pressure gradient with it, thus enhancing the potential for winds gusting to over 30 mph, leading to very low visibilities at times as the snow falls.
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Scattered snow showers, gradually tapering.
Cool & cloudy.
Wind: South 5-10 mph
Sunrise: 7:16 AM
Temps: Rising into the mid 30s by Noon
Wind: SW 5-15 mph
Sunset: 6:56 PM
High: Low 40s
A few flurries.
Not overly cold.
Wind: WSW 5-15 mph
Sunrise: 7:14 AM
Clouds thin out somewhat and allow for partial sunshine.
Little bit breezy.
Wind: West wind at 10-20 mph
Sunset: 6:57 PM
High: Mid 40s
Snow/mixed showers develop in the pre-dawn hours.
Wind: West wind at 5-10 mph
Low: Upper 20s
Snow or a mix of rain and snow likely.
Snow more likely North of the Mohawk Valley, rain or mix more likely South.
Any mixed precipitation transitions to all snow by evening.
Significant accumulations are possible by late day.
Wind: North 5-15 mph
High: Low/mid 30s, gradually falling
Significant accumulations are possible.
Wind: NW 15-25 mph, gusting above 30 mph