Winter Storm Warnings Pennsylvania New Jersey Winter Storm Watch Southeast NY New England

Winter Storm Warnings Pennsylvania New Jersey Winter Storm Watch Southeast NY New England

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Winter Storm Warnings Pennsylvania New Jersey Winter Storm Watch Southeast NY New England

It is the day before the start of a major winter storm and we continue to tie up the loose ends regarding the forecast. All systems appear to be set to go for a one foot snowfall for most of the area. Some places inland could be more on the order of a foot and a half. Winter Storm Warnings have been already issued for much of Pennsylvania, Maryland, Northern Virginia, as well as Northern New Jersey north and west of the turnpike. Other areas will follow later today or tonight.

As far as the snowfall is concerned, the National Weather Service has actually beefed up their numbers for Northwest New Jersey as well as parts of Northeast of Pennsylvania. The jackpot zone appears to be along and north of Route 78 with their forecast of over 20 inches.

It is hard to figure what the top numbers are going to be. It is also hard to figure where the sharp cut off is in areas to the south and east. The distance from a coating to an inch to a foot is not very far. Coastal Southern New Jersey will likely see mainly rain from this with a chance to snow at the end. Long Island is a bit tougher to figure. The East End will see less but then amounts go up quickly as you head west and a foot of snow is possible in Northwestern parts of the island. Up to a foot should accumulate in Southern New England and a little more than that in the Hudson Valley.

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It should be a nice day today with sunshine and a gusty breeze. Highs will be mostly in the  30s. Then cold air drains southward from the high as it builds into Southeastern Canada tonight. Skies will be clear and lows will be in the teens to lower 20s in most places. Clouds will start to roll in before daybreak and then we watch as weather conditions deteriorate as the day wears on.

The loop above is an hour by hour breakdown of the storm starting at 1pm Wednesday and lasting 24 hours to 1pm Thursday. You will notice tomorrow night a band of very dark blue that shows up on the radar echos moving northward. This is likely to be a burst of very heavy snow on the order of 2 to 3 inches per hour. That burst doesn’t last long but if you are under it, it will look like snow is pouring out of the sky like pouring sugar into a sugar bowl. Coastal flooding will be a problem tomorrow into Thursday with low pressure offshore and yesterday’s new moon. Moderate coastal flooding is expected at high tide. Weather conditions improve during Thursday as the storm moves away and we should have calmer weather conditions for the clean up into the weekend.

 

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