Dec 21, 2012 Noon Update

4:55 PM: Last night, the area was affected by a heavy rain and strong wind event. Widespread gusts of 45-60 mph were observed along with rainfall generally up to 1 inch as temperatures surged well into the 50s for some. Following the cold front, temperatures have dropped, and are currently in the upper 30s to low 40s west of NYC and in the low to mid 40s from NYC and further east. Winds will pick up again with the strong upper level low over the region, with gusts up to 40-50 mph expected again on Saturday along with scattered snow showers, especially towards interior western areas where a coating of snow may be possible.

The December limited posting schedule of one discussion in 2-3 days has ended yesterday. Daily discussions and updates, including a daily 5-day forecast update, will resume starting tonight. More information on the upcoming wintry pattern, including two snow potentials, will be posted tonight.

 

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