Saturday: Mostly sunny, bitter and breezy. High in the low 20s. West wind at 5 to 10mph. Wind Chills in the single digits.
Saturday Night: A few increasing clouds… very cold. Low in the low 10s.
Sunday: Mostly cloudy. High in the low 30s. Southwest wind around 5mph.
Above are the snowfall totals and the snowfall map for Friday mornings snow event. It is worth mentioning, that the data isn’t “perfect”. Case in point, the National Weather Service has Kingston with 1 inch of snow, while their experimental map shows Kingston with 3 to 4 inches. Residents of the Kingston area will quickly tell you, that the map paints a better picture of what happened on Friday. The NWS data is only as good as the reports they receive.
But it also fair to point out, that an event like this will have had drastic variations over short distances. That’s due to the fact that there was minimal moisture with the system… but instead of the standard of 1 inch of liquid equaling 10 inches of snow… this event was so cold, that 1 inch of liquid would produce 20 or 30 inches of snow. So that light fluff we had today that accumulated up to 4 inches… normally would give you 1.5″. So while Alex saw nearly 5″ of snow outside of Kingston… I only saw 1.5″ of snow in Pine Bush.
Things look quiet and cold… as the arctic air is like the Energizer bunny, and just won’t quit. Saturday will start off near or slightly below 10°, and should make it into the low 20s for a high…. before dropping back to near 10° Saturday night. Yet another ugly day of weather. Sunday looks a bit milder… near the freezing mark… for a high. But at least it will be dry.
Monday Storm Threat
It now looks rather likely that we’ll see unsettled weather on Monday. The details are still a bit fuzzy, but it is looking increasingly likely, that we’ll have some light to moderate snow. Milder air will push into the Hudson Valley, and over run the cold air. That will lead to some light snow across the Northeast.
Latest indications are that this storm gets slightly closer than what this map shows… and has a bit more moisture than what it shows as well. Preliminary data suggest a minor snowfall (2 to 4 inches for example) is possible. Enough mild air could get into the system to cause the snow to mix with sleet and rain for a time, especially south of I-84… but please keep checking here for more details.
We’ve also got these details on the HVW 5 Day Forecast. Please check there for more information.
It’s been a long week for me. I’m really looking forward to relaxing a bit. Our storm system for Monday is looking interesting, and the threat for a late week storm will keep us on our toes. So I guess I better get some sleep. Thanks for all your support! Have a great Saturday!