Jan 28, 2013 Storm Updates

Below, storm updates will be posted on the light snow, ice and rain event currently affecting the area. The final forecast for this storm, including the latest forecast for heavy rain/thunder/wind on Wednesday, can be found here.

 


10:45 AM: Over the last 2 hours, snow moved into the area especially from NYC and further west, with widespread accumulations observed west and north of NYC, generally over 1/2 inch; some areas further west reported totals slightly over an inch. The changeover to sleet looks to be happening a bit earlier than expected, with western areas already reporting mixing, and the mixing line should continue to shift east towards noon and the early afternoon hours, with NYC and Long Island changing to rain and interior areas to sleet and light freezing rain, although freezing rain amounts should generally remain minimal.

 

8:45 AM: The Great Lakes snow/ice storm quickly moved into the region last night, and has produced widespread light snow across Pennsylvania, with some locations recording over an inch of snow. Behind the main shield of precipitation, temperatures aloft rise above freezing, and widespread light freezing rain or drizzle should develop over Pennsylvania throughout this morning.

The steadier precipitation is still on track to arrive into the area towards 9 AM-12 PM. Precipitation should initially start out as a period of light snow, with locations north and west of NYC seeing 1/2 to 1 inch of snow, perhaps a bit higher towards interior areas. The precipitation will be quick to move through, and by the early afternoon hours, towards 12-2 PM west of NYC and 2-4 PM east of NYC, precipitation will begin to mix with sleet and freezing rain for most of the area, with NYC and Long Island quickly changing over to rain. Freezing drizzle will continue for interior areas through this evening, with up to 0.05 inch of ice possible, perhaps locally higher in some areas.

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