Feb 10: Blizzard Ending, More Snow Next Week?

Tonight: Snow, heavy at times over Long Island, ending between 10 AM and 2 AM. Low temperatures will be in the mid 20s north and west of NYC, and in the upper 20s for NYC and closer to the coast. Additional snow accumulations of 1 to 2 inches possible west of NYC, and 3 to 5 inches in Long Island.

Tomorrow: Partly Cloudy. High temperatures will be in the in the lower to mid 30 north and west of NYC, and in the mid to upper 30s for NYC and closer to the coast.

Tomorrow Night: Partly Cloudy. Low temperatures will be in the mid to upper 10s north and west of NYC, and in the upper 10s to lower 20s for NYC and closer to the coast.

Friday: Mostly Sunny. High temperatures will be in the lower to mid 30s north and west of NYC, and in the mid to upper 30s for NYC and closer to the coast.

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Blizzard Of 2010 Ending

What proved to be the biggest blizzard for parts of the area since February 2006 is now ending across the area. It is still snowing from Passaic county and further east, however that line is slowly going to move to the east as the storm exits the area. Most areas ended up with near or over a foot of snow, with some places getting slightly less. For example, from New York City and further south/east, the snow was mixing with sleet and rain occasionally, and temperatures were near to slightly above freezing, which slightly reduced snow amounts. Places not too far north and west ended up with much higher snow totals, with northeast New Jersey seeing 12-18 inches of snow. I will do a complete storm recap tomorrow morning, including more detailed descriptions of the storm’s effects on the area, the bust zones, and where the storm overperformed.

Dry Weather Coming Ahead:

Luckily for the clean up for this storm, conditions through this weekend should remain dry. The only notable storm in the eastern United States will be one moving through the south, bringing snow and ice to places as far south as Georgia, Alabama and Mississippi. Temperatures will remain below average, generally in the 30s for high temperatures.

More Snow Possible?

And just after we get hit by a blizzard, and Washington DC to Philadelphia having seen two of them in a row, models are hinting of yet another snowstorm to impact the area next week. The 18z GFS run showed an Alberta clipper moving out of the Midwest, and reaching Virginia before intensifying into a nor’easter, dumping 5 to 8 inches of snow from Washington DC to southern Maine. There is still uncertainty as this is in the longer range, and the models do not have much consistency yet, however this is the time period to be looking at our next snow potential.

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