Winter Returns with a Vengeance
Posted January 19th, 2013 by Jill Reale. 98 comments
Winter? You wouldn’t know it was winter today with an official high of 44°, all thanks to a strong southerly wind. Say goodbye to the 40s, the 30s and even the upper 20s for the next week. The frigid temperatures start by tomorrow afternoon. Here is the timeline of what to expect:
*High Wind Warning for Lewis County from 3AM Sunday to 4PM Sunday*
*Wind Advisory for the rest of the viewing area from 7AM Sunday to 7PM Sunday*
*Lake Effect Snow Advisory for Lewis County from 6AM Sunday to 4PM Sunday*
*Lake Effect Snow Advisory for Oneida and Madison Counties from 1PM Sunday until 7AM Monday*
Early Sunday Morning: A strong cold front pushes into the region between 7AM-9AM with a burst of heavy snow lasting about an hour. A quick 1”-2” possible for the entire viewing area. Once the front passes, temperatures will begin to drop and the wind picks up between 20-30MPH, gusting to 40-50MPH.
Lake Effect Round 1: Behind the cold front, winds shift to the west during the mid to late morning, creating an intense lake effect band across the Tug Hill and extreme Northern Oneida County. Accumulation of 2”-4” possible for the Northern Country, with 4”-6” snowfall accumulation possible on the Tug.
Lake Effect Round 2: By the afternoon, winds turn more northwesterly pushing the lake effect band through the Mohawk Valley into Southern Oneida, Madison and Otsego Counties. Outside of the main band, multiple smaller bands will set up during the afternoon and evening.
Sunday Night/Monday: The wind flow turns more NNW by Sunday night into Monday, putting the lake effect snow across Chenango, Madison and Otsego Counties.
The snowfall map posted is only through 7PM Sunday. I will have another snowfall map Sunday morning for Sunday night into Monday
Wind/Temperatures: Sustained winds of 20-30MPH continue Sunday morning into the afternoon, with gusts near 40MPH. By the evening, the wind will not be as strong, between 10-20MPH. Temperatures will continue to drop throughout the day with a flash freeze possible on any untreated surfaces. Going into next week, highs will only be in the mid teens with overnight lows below zero. Another snow potential late in the work week, but one thing at a time.
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