Feb 11, 2012 Storm Updates

Below, updates will be posted on the light snow event currently affecting the area.


9:50 AM: Light Snow Still Falling

The area is mostly seeing light snow falling, but with temperatures very marginal at the surface, the snow is having a very hard time accumulating, and is even melting in some places despite a steady light snow. A slightly heavier band of light snow is currently near the immediate NYC area, but this band will slowly shift east while slowly intensifying as the low pressure, currently east of the North Carolina/Virginia border and moving northeast/ENE, continues to intensify. The snow will likely end for most places north and west of NYC by 11 AM, with the snow sticking around in the eastern parts of the area through early this afternoon. Accumulations across almost the entire area will remain below 1 inch, with amounts locally slightly higher than 1 inch possible in isolated areas.

There is additional precipitation currently near western Pennsylvania, but this part of the storm will not reach the area. An inverted trough will move to our south later tonight, bringing light to moderate snow across central PA into south/central New Jersey and the rest of the Mid Atlantic, although only isolated snow showers are expected in the area. Temperatures tonight will drop into the mid 10s to lower 20s across most of the area with mid 20s in NYC along with gusty winds developing, gusting up to 30-40 mph late tonight across at least parts of the area. Windy conditions are expected again tomorrow, gusting up to 30-40 mph again, along with scattered snow showers especially in the afternoon hours.

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