- A mixture of rain and wet snow begins between 5 and 9am on Wednesday in the valley, from south to north, before quickly changing to all snow. Higher elevations should start out as all snow.
- Snow falls moderate to heavy at times from 10am to 6pm. Snowfall rates during this time could range from 1 to 2 inches per hour.
- Snowfall begins to taper off between 8pm and 12am from west to east.
- Zone 1: 4 to 8 inches of snow
- Zones 2,3&4 (north of dashed line): 6 to 12 inches (locally higher amounts especially in zone 4)
- Zones 2,3&4 (south of dashed line): 8 to 12 inches (locally higher amounts in SE Catskills, Gunks & Taconics)
- Zones 5,6&7: 8 to 12 inches (locally higher amounts in SE Catskills, Gunks & Taconics)
- Zone 8: 6 to 12 inches (locally higher in the NW hills) some mixing possible.
- Zone 9: 4 to 8 inches, some mixing likely
Here is the same snowfall forecast, presented in the traditional, less detailed snowfall map… for you “old school” fans (old school being a term of endearment):
Please keep in mind, that the snow will begin to band, and that will lead to locally heavy snowfall rates, that could get as high as 3″ per hour for a brief time. Also, this will be a heavy wet snow… so isolated power outages will be possible where there are still a good amount of leaves on trees. The road conditions may start out wet, but with snowfall rates that we’re expecting, despite the warm weather of late… roads will become snow covered and treacherous.
For more information on the progression of this storm, please check out: Winter Storm Update : Tuesday Afternoon