Now that some parts of the region have seen the first real measurable snowfalls of the season, it actually looks and feels a bit more like winter out there, and it seems to have all gotten started as soon as Phil said it would start to end. We never have has a good relationship with our Pudgy,Furry, Pennsylvanian Affiliate Phil ( Say is three times fast). We will get to a few more reason as to why winter isn’t over just yet, but first lets talk about today.
Overnight snowfall went as planned, we saw some light snow showers scattered around the region overnight, just enough snow has fallen to cause some slick travel in some places. While we did not see snow everywhere, please be mindful that conditions may vary greatly while commuting into school and work, delays have been reported in some school districts already.Another quick burst of snow looks to impact areas east of the Hudson River between 6-8am but this will also be short lived with light accumulations. Snow showers will linger through the day and into tomorrow as we may see a few rogue snow showers and squalls wonder of from the lake effect snow occurring across western NY (the joy of unfrozen lakes in Feb). Otherwise the big story will be the plummeting temps over the next several days, we will see our coldest temps of the winter season by this weekend.
Just how cold are we talking? Highs will not get out of the teens over the weekend with lows dipping below zero, these very low temps in combination with stiff NW winds will also create life threatening wind-chills across the region. Don’t be surprised to see wind-chill warnings and advisories issued by the NWS over the next few days. Below is forecasted lows on Sunday morning as per the GFS model.
Cold Enough? Don’t worry I believe Phil the groundhog has entered into the same witness protection program as the guy portrayed in the movie goodfellas. Let us further drive home the point and solidify your position of not leaving you bed on Sunday morning. Lets factor in the winds on Sunday morning and bring up the projected wind-chills for Sunday morning.
Yes…. You are reading that correctly. Now it is likely the GFS model is overdoing the cold, but even with this knocked down a bit we are still talking about dangerously low wind-chills. The next question on everyones mind is whether or not we need to deal with all this cold and still see no snow? Lets just say are best chance in increasing our seasonal snowfall will come over the next several weeks. We will see moderations in the temps and there will be opportunities for storms to impact the region, we will be monitoring the pattern and keep you all up to speed on anything brewing. In the meantime the only thing you should be thinking about brewing is some hot chocolate. Hope everyone has a great day and don’t forget to “Keep Calm and Weather On”