Storm updates will be posted below on the major snow and blizzard event currently affecting the region. Live storm updates will be posted on Twitter, with occasional detailed updates and any revisions to the forecast in the bottom of this post. Last night’s forecast discussion for the storm can be found here.
Live storm updates will be posted on Twitter occasionally throughout the day.
Twitter updates from February 8-9, 2013 are archived in the NYC Area Weather twitter page.
2:08 AM Update: The band of snow is located over western Bergen into Essex counties, and is moving southeast. Snow rates over 3 inches per hour have been reported with very low visibility; the band will last for less than an hour, which should still add totals of at least 1 or more inch for locations under this band. This band marks the end of the snow; behind it, snow will gradually taper off.
1:35 AM Update: Narrow but heavy snow band is currently located over western Passaic and SE Orange counties, extending down to eastern Morris county and Philadelphia. This band is moving southeast, and will affect NE NJ and NYC within the next 1/2 to 3/4 hour. Very heavy snow rates can be expected over 2 inches per hour along with lowered visibility.
1:15 AM: Over the last 30 minutes, additional developments have taken place. The bands over Connecticut drifted west, now over Bridgeport, CT, and have actually intensified, with a 35+dbz band of heavy snow nearly stalled overhead, connecting into western Suffolk county. The snow will weaken within a few hours, but with the bands stalled over the same locations for the last few hours, widespread totals above 24 inches are expected in this axis.
Another update to make note of is the thin line of heavy snow bands over NW NJ. A heavy snow band is currently located near Orange county, NY and is moving southeast. This band may weaken as it approaches NYC but is likely to result in heavier snow rates over Passaic and western Bergen counties over the next 1/2 to 1 hour. Snow will gradually begin to end behind this line.
Unless unexpected changes occur, this will be the last storm update for tonight. A brief summary update will be posted in the morning, with the next forecast discussion to be posted tomorrow night or on Sunday morning regarding the upcoming pattern through the rest of the month with the possibility for more snow events.