Powerful Snow Storm Will Hit CNY Sunday
A potent winter storm will move up the east coast Sunday into Sunday night. Potential exists for several inches of snow, especially east of the I-81 corridor.
The National Weather Service says a small system will bring light snow tonight into Saturday, mixed with rain in the valleys. A larger storm system may bring accumulating snow late Sunday through Sunday night but they're still not sure of the path and that will affect storm totals.
We asked Tom Moore, Lead Forecaster/Historian at Weather Concierge if this Winter Storm is considered a Nor'easter:
It could be ... but a toughie... Models have shifted this storm all over the place and they don't even agree with each other... So little confidence because of that ... It could end up being a nor'easter but just a big of a chance of being a "slider" one that passes SE of Upstate NY and "slides" out to sea... Without a -NAO this winter (very unusual) the nor'easter pattern never developed so that makes me circumspect... Basically, I need to see more model runs to see if they "lock" into a solution"... I just posted on FB with this explanation... and will post later when I get more confident... I'm not the only one... chatter with meteorologists in NYS and New England are also have the same thinking as I do at the moment... That's an awful lot of works for an IDK
The National Weather Service says a major winter storm with an active southern jet will move up the east coast on Sunday and Sunday night, bringing the potential for heavy snow west of the storm track. Model differences exist between the CMC, ECMWF, and GFS, but the biggest concern is that the Sunday storm follows too quickly on the heels of the first-weekend storm. It is expected a mass of cold air will drift down from Canada Saturday night, and this heavy, dense air mass may serve to push the Sunday system
The best chance for heavy snow will be east of the I-81 corridor, especially over the Poconos and Catskills where several inches of snow could fall. But plenty of uncertainty exists regarding the storm track, and a slight shift in the path will greatly affect storm totals.
Today: Mostly sunny, with a high near 33. Southeast wind 3 to 5 mph.
Tonight: A slight chance of light snow after 3am. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 21. East wind 3 to 5 mph. Chance of precipitation is 20%.
Saturday: Light snow likely, mainly after 2pm. Cloudy, with a high near 34. Southeast wind 5 to 7 mph becoming light and variable in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation is 70%. New snow accumulation of less than one inch possible.
Saturday Night: A chance of snow showers. Cloudy, with a low around 23. West wind 3 to 6 mph. Chance of precipitation is 50%. New snow accumulation of less than a half inch possible.
Sunday: A chance of snow, mainly after 1pm. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 32. West wind 3 to 5 mph. Chance of precipitation is 30%.
Sunday Night: Snow. Low around 19. Chance of precipitation is 80%.
Monday: A chance of snow showers. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 27. Chance of precipitation is 40%.
Monday Night: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 8.
Tuesday: A chance of snow showers. Partly sunny, with a high near 21. Chance of precipitation is 30%.
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.
- Download the Eagle App You’ll receive local alerts, weather reports and more with push notifications.