Got your plans for winter 2017 ?

Monday, 23 November 2015 09:41

US winter forecast: Frequent snow to blast Northeast; Freeze may damage citrus crop in South

It will feel like an extended winter for those living from the northern Plains to the eastern U.S., as cold and snowy conditions stretch into spring 2017.

2016-2017-winter-highlights Meanwhile, drier and milder weather will focus on the majority of the southern half of the nation. The Southeast may mark the exception as a chilly January threatens to damage the region's citrus crop.

Frequent storms to bring above-normal snowfall to northeastern US

Frequent storms across the northeastern U.S. this winter may lead to an above-normal season for snowfall.

"I think the Northeast is going to see more than just a few, maybe several, systems in the course of the season," AccuWeather Long-Range Forecaster Paul Pastelok said.

Unlike last season, in which most of winter's snowfall came from a few heavy-hitting storms, this winter will last into the early or middle part of spring and will feature frequent snow events.

According to Pastelok, accumulation may be limited in areas south of New York City, such as Philadelphia, D.C. and Baltimore. These areas will see a handful of changeover systems, where falling snow transitions to rain and sleet.

"But still, Boston, Hartford, along the coastal areas up into Connecticut and southern New England, they can still have a fair amount of snow," he said.

Overall, it's predicted that the region will total a below-normal number of subzero days, though the temperature will average 3-5 degrees Fahrenheit lower than last year.

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Are you ready for Winter?

Monday, 23 November 2015 09:41


oday: Sunny, with a high near 32.   Northwest wind around 11 mph. 
Tonight: Partly cloudy, with a low around 18. West wind 3 to 8 mph. 
Tuesday: A chance of snow showers, mainly between 7am and 1pm. Partly sunny, with a high near 33. Calm wind becoming southwest around 5 mph in the morning. Chance of precipitation is 30%. Little or no snow accumulation expected. 

The winter is beginning to take hold.

Sunday, 16 November 2014 12:37

NWS Forecast for: 5 Miles SE Lake Pleasant NY
Issued by: National Weather Service Albany, NY

... Winter Weather Advisory in effect from 1 am Monday to 7 am EST Tuesday...

The National Weather Service in Albany has issued a Winter Weather Advisory for snow... sleet and freezing rain...which is ineffect from 1 am Monday to 7 am EST Tuesday.

* Locations... all of eastern New York and adjacent western New England.

* Hazard types... snow... sleet and freezing rain.

* Accumulations... 2 to 6 inches of snow across the mountains with the snow falling mainly from late tonight into Monday morning and again Monday night. Snowfall amounts in the valleys will be mainly a dusting to 2 inches. Freezing rain accumulations of a tenth to two tenths of an inch are expected in most areas mainly late tonight into early Monday morning and again Monday evening. The precipitation Monday afternoon is mainly expected to be in the form of rain before changing back to a wintry mix Monday evening.


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