4th Storm Could Bring ‘Significant Snowfall’ To CNY
The National Weather Service out of Binghamton says models indicate another storm system could be strong enough to down trees and power lines early next week.
Are you ready for round 4? and possibly round 5 and 6? We're not kidding.
The National Weather Service says there is a potential for another winter storm Tuesday into Wednesday.
Our models indicate that another storm system could bring a significant snowfall to parts of central New York and northeast Pennsylvania. The snow could be heavy and wet and not only cause travel problems but also could bring down trees and power lines.
The area forecast discussion suggests a large southern branch storm moving into the lower Ohio Valley and southeast U.S Monday and Monday night and track the storm off the northeast coast. The storm would impact central NY / northeast Pa beginning Tuesday or Tuesday night through Wednesday. The euro suggests a heavy wet snow for northeast Pa into the Catskills and possibly as far west as I-81. The CMC would have a heavy wet snow for northeast Pa and Sullivan County with the GFS (Global Forcast System) missing our area entirely with the heavier precipitation staying east. Model-projected snowfalls range from a solid 4-8" on the Euro, to less than 1" on the GFS, to 3-6" in northeast Pa to Sullivan County NY on the CMC. The CMC is the fastest bringing the storm quickly to the New England coast by Tuesday night, the euro is the slowest with the low reaching the New England coast by Thursday morning.
At this early juncture, it is too hard to call timing and amounts but will mention in HWO for the whole CWA since there is way too much uncertainty. Since thermal profiles look
marginal it could be a heavy wet snow which unfortunately has caused a lot of problems earlier this March in northeast Pa/Sullivan County NY.
Winter Weather Preparation:
- Keep your cell phone charged and make sure you know where your backup power supply is.
- Make sure all your flashlights have fresh batteries.
- Fill your gas tank. You can use your car to keep warm and recharge devices.
- Have some food available that you don’t need to cook.
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