BLIZZARD SHIFTS NORTH

January 23, 2016 Update:

THE TRACK FOR THIS BLIZZARD HAS SHIFTED NORTH.  LOCATIONS IN SOUTHERN CONNECTICUT ARE NOW UNDER BLIZZARD AND WINTER STORM WARNINGS.

In locations across the New York City Metro Area, the snow has already started to accumulate.  The National Weather Service is now calling for a foot or more in most of the Metro Area.  Expect an additional foot or more of snow with some brief bursts of thunder snow throughout the day starting at 7 am.

The storm has the potential to create extremely dangerous road conditions at times today even in areas not specified under Blizzard Warnings.

There is the potential for widespread power outages across the Tri-State area.

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Winter Storm and Blizzard Warnings Issued

A major winter storm is expected to impact the entire New York City Metro Area tonight into Sunday Morning.

Southern Connecticut Overview:  Currently, Southern Fairfield and Southern New Haven Counties are under Winter Storm Warnings.  Locations in southern portions of Northern Fairfield County can expect near-blizzard conditions, but due to less of a threat further north in the county, the National Weather Service has decided to keep the alert level at an advisory (likewise for Northern New Haven County).  Expect wind gusts around 40 MPH with snow totals 6-15 inches.

Southeastern New York Overview: Blizzard conditions for the Greater New York City area along with Long Island.  Winter Storm Warnings for locations just to the north (Westchester County), and continued Winter Storm Watches for locations just to the north of there.  Expect wind gusts potentially reaching 50 MPH with snow totals ranging from 6 to 18 inches.

Northern New Jersey Overview: Winter Storm Warnings issued for Northwestern portions of this area.  Blizzard Warnings closer to the coast.  Expect snow totals ranging from 6 to 24 inches with wind gusts potentially reaching 60 MPH.

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As of 1/22/2016 5:00 PM EST

Winter Storm Alert

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN UPTON NEW YORK HAS ISSUED BLIZZARD WARNINGS FOR ALL OF LONG ISLAND, PARTS OF NORTHERN NEW JERSEY, AND FOR THE GREATER NEW YORK CITY AREA.  WINTER STORM WATCHES AND WARNINGS HAVE BEEN ISSUED FROM SOUTHERN CONNECTICUT TO NORTHWESTERN PORTIONS OF NEW JERSEY.

For locations not in Blizzard Warnings, very near-blizzard conditions can be expected, with visibility less than 1/2 mile at times.  Power also has the potential to go out, as high wind gusts and heavy, wet snow can be expected for about 20 hours.

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“Snowmageddon v.2” Update

*UPDATE – 6:00 PM EST 1/21/2016*

The first major winter storm for millions across the Northeast is on its way.  This storm is expected to create blizzard conditions from Connecticut to Virginia and travel delays lasting hours or days from JFK to Reagan Natl.

*The National Weather Service in Upton New York has issued Winter Storm and Blizzard Watches for parts of the New York City Metropolitan Area. Locations in southern portions of Connecticut can expect alerts ranging from Winter Weather Advisories to Blizzard Warnings over the following 24 hours.*

*UPDATE*-  The short range computer models are now in range of this storm and have continued to flip-flop on their positions over the past 18 hours.  The NAM (12 KM) is now calling for the storm to ride further up the Eastern Seaboard and bring over two feet of snow to almost the entire NYC Metro Area.  Other short range computer models such as the WRF-NMM, WRF-ARW, and the RGEM are slowly inching their forecasts further north.  More shifting and settling with more northerly forecasts can be expected over the following day or so as the low pressure that will become this “Snowmageddon V.2” stays closer to the north end of all the previous tracks.

Specific and detailed updates for your area can be found on weather.gov

 

Don’t put away the mittens yet…

Thought winter was ending?  The unfortunate truth for Spring lovers is that cold temperatures, as suggested by the American GFS computer model, that there may be a big cool down on its way for the Northeast before this month is over.  The latest model run for the GFS model is suggesting a major dip in the jet stream to situate itself over the Northeast US that could bring wintry temperatures and conditions back for the Northeast as a “I’ll be back in December” gift to say goodbye for spring and summer (whatever those are.) Love winter? Want it to never end? Then you have likely been pleased by this post. Sick of the cold temperatures? Want spring? Just hang on, we promise that spring will be here… eventually.

Stay safe!

It’s warm now… but what about later?

The latest GFS computer model has shown that it is warm now, but soon the temperatures may fall again to allow yet another possibility of a snow event assuming this longer range prediction is accurate.  The 288 hour forecast for the 6Z run is suggesting more cold air will arrive towards the end of the month just in time for a low pressure to possibly come along and bring more snow to the Northeast.  Since this is a very long range forecast and is likely to change in some way or another before the end of this month.  So, although it is warmer now, it may be a good idea to keep a shovel and salt at hand.  For the time being though, enjoy the warmer temperatures!

Rain, Snow, or both?

That is the question one may ask if they are currently in the Northeast US.  If you have not seen already, there is the chance for a wintry event to occur in the Northeast Friday Night into Saturday.  The Weather Channel is calling for mostly rain, while the National Weather Service is calling for snow transitioning to a wintry mix. See the difference? That forecast was for in and around New York City. Weather 360 has to agree with the National Weather Service this time, but we will keep you posted on where this storm will go next.

Wintry weather this coming weekend for the Northeast?

Two very accurate computer models the GFS and the ECMWF have been hinting at a possible snow and rain event for the Northeast Friday Night into Saturday Night. The event in and around NYC should start as mainly snow but transitioning to a wintry mix during the day and tapering off overnight.  It is unknown what the accumulations may be in this event as of now.

For those who are winter weary in the Northeast don’t look at the temperatures in southern Florida…

Another change has been made to the posting schedule: Weather 360 will also post in the early afternoon hours before rush hour to give the heads up if there is a storm or breaking event in the Northeast.

Snow is falling in the Northeast… again

It seems like the Northeast cannot catch a break!  Currently it is snowing moderately in most of Connecticut, Southern New York, and most of the Mid-Atlantic. The snow in and around NYC will last until the early evening hours and will bring several more inches of the fluffy stuff that will accumulate on roads, grass, and roofs.  Nothing more to say except that after the NWS’s back and forth with the timing and accumulation the storm did shift a little further to the north.

Be safe!

INCOMING!

There are many things that are incoming for the Northeast in particular.  First off, if not by now then very soon rainy conditions in Southern New England and the Mid-Atlantic will changeover to a wintry mix then to all snow.  The snow may dump up to 10 inches in Southern Connecticut and New York before exiting into the open waters of the Atlantic.  The other incoming weather event for the Northeast will be the slightly warmer temperatures, although still below average in many places it will be warmer with highs above freezing in and around New York City settling in. Spring is coming, but just not very quickly.  Warmer temperatures are coming!