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NWS Winter Storm Watch for Wednesday Morning Through Night

Report by Paula Antolini
February 6, 2018 12:54PM EDT

 

NWS Winter Storm Watch for Wednesday Morning Through Night

Winter storm coming to the Bethel area … National Weather Service forecast:

Weather Summary for the Local Tri-State Region
National Weather Service New York NY
437 AM EST Tue Feb 6 2018

Weak low pressure, along with a weakening cold front, will pass to
the north, across upstate New York into New England, this
morning. Skies will be mostly cloudy to cloudy this morning with
the low possibly producing light snow showers or flurries. High
pressure builds into the area with clearing skies this afternoon
into this evening. Highs will be in the mid to upper 30s.

High pressure quickly moves off to the northeast tonight as a low
pressure system approaches from the southwest. Light snow could
begin to fall just before daybreak Wednesday.

As warmer air moves in ahead of the low a wintry mix is

expected to develop for the
city and along the coast, with mainly snow for northwestern
sections during Wednesday morning. As warm air continues to move
northward the wintry mix will change to plain rain for the city
and the coast by midday, with a changeover to a wintry mix
further north and west during the afternoon. During the evening
the low will begin to move into coastal New England and
precipitation will gradually change back to a wintry mix or all
snow late Wednesday evening into late at night. The precipitation
is expected to end around 500 AM. There is a potential for
significant snow and ice accumulations for the well inland areas
Wednesday.

Drier air will move in behind the departing storm system as high
pressure builds to the west late Wednesday night into Thursday.
Lows tonight will be around 20 inland to the mid 20s along the
coast, and around 30 in the New York City metro region.
Wednesday`s highs will range from around freezing inland to the
lower 40s at the coast.

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URGENT – WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service New York NY
333 AM EST Tue Feb 6 2018

Western Passaic-Orange-Putnam-
333 AM EST Tue Feb 6 2018

…WINTER STORM WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM WEDNESDAY MORNING THROUGH LATE WEDNESDAY NIGHT…

* WHAT…Heavy mixed precipitation possible. Total snow
accumulations of 3 to 6 inches, with localized amounts up to 7
inches, and ice accumulations up to a tenth of an inch
possible.

* WHERE…In New Jersey, Western Passaic County. In New York,
Orange and Putnam Counties.

* WHEN…From Wednesday morning through late Wednesday night.

* ADDITIONAL DETAILS…Plan on difficult travel conditions,
including during the morning and evening commute on Wednesday.
Significant reductions in visibility are possible.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

A Winter Storm Watch means there is potential for significant
snow, sleet or ice accumulations that may impact travel. Continue
to monitor the latest forecasts.

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Detailed Forecast

This Afternoon
Partly sunny, with a high near 34. Wind chill values between 25 and 30. Southwest wind around 7 mph.
Tonight
Increasing clouds, with a low around 20. Wind chill values between 15 and 20. Light and variable wind becoming northeast around 6 mph after midnight.
Wednesday
Snow, freezing rain, and sleet before 1pm, then rain, snow, and sleet between 1pm and 2pm, then rain after 2pm. High near 36. Wind chill values between 10 and 20. East wind 6 to 8 mph. Chance of precipitation is 100%. Little or no ice accumulation expected. New snow and sleet accumulation of 1 to 3 inches possible.
Wednesday Night
Rain and sleet likely before 9pm, then a chance of snow and freezing rain between 9pm and midnight. Cloudy, then gradually becoming partly cloudy, with a low around 24. Wind chill values between 15 and 20. Southwest wind 7 to 9 mph becoming northwest after midnight. Chance of precipitation is 70%. Little or no ice accumulation expected. New snow and sleet accumulation of less than a half inch possible.
Thursday
Sunny, with a high near 30. Northwest wind 9 to 11 mph.
Thursday Night
Increasing clouds, with a low around 13.
Friday
A 30 percent chance of light snow after 7am. Cloudy, with a high near 31.
Friday Night
A 30 percent chance of light snow. Cloudy, with a low around 21.
Saturday
A 30 percent chance of snow before noon. Cloudy, with a high near 41.
Saturday Night
A chance of rain before midnight, then a chance of rain and snow. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 31. Chance of precipitation is 50%.
Sunday
A chance of rain and snow. Cloudy, with a high near 44. Chance of precipitation is 50%.
Sunday Night
A chance of rain or freezing rain. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 28. Chance of precipitation is 30%.
Monday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 38.

 

 

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