Winter Weather Advisories and a Winter Storm Watch have been Posted
Winter Weather Advisories (Purple), Winter Storm Warnings (Pink), and Winter Storm Watches (Blue) have been issued from SE New Mexico/West Texas all the way north and east through the Southern Plains, Midwest, through the Northeast for a storm that is just now beginning to eject out of the Southern Rockies. Meanwhile Flood Watches and the risk of severe thunderstorms have been posted across much of the Southeast
The storm will arrive in two parts. The first one arriving tonight/Thursday with a round of snow and ice prompting the National Weather Service to issue Winter Weather Advisories for much of Northern OH, PA and NY State.
URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Buffalo NY
Wed Feb 5 2020
Including the cities of Rochester, Newark, Fair Haven,
...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 7 PM THIS EVENING TO
1 PM EST THURSDAY...
* WHAT...For the Winter Weather Advisory, mixed precipitation
expected. Total snow accumulations of 2 to 4 inches and ice
accumulations of a few hundredths of an inch. For the Winter
Storm Watch, heavy snow will be possible. Total snow
accumulations in excess of 6 inches will be possible.
* WHERE...Monroe, Wayne, Northern Cayuga, and Genesee counties.
* WHEN...For the Winter Weather Advisory, from 7 PM this evening
to 1 PM EST Thursday. For the Winter Storm Watch, from
Thursday evening through late Friday night.
* IMPACTS...Travel could be very difficult. The hazardous
conditions could impact the Thursday and Friday morning commutes.
Periods of snow, sleet or freezing rain will result in slippery
roads and limited visibilities. Slow down and use caution while
In addition to the Winter Weather Advisory for tonight/early Thursday a Winter Storm Watch has been posted for much of Western and Northern New York for Thursday night through Friday night for the potential of additional heavy snowfall.
As mentioned, we'll get a one-two punch from this system with the primary low passing to our south allowing snow to pick back up Thursday night and on the backside of the storm on Friday.
Depending on exact track, snowfall could be quite heavy and will be accompanied by temps tumbling through the 20's and brisk northwest windsd which look to add lake enhancement and eventually lake effect snow showers/squalls into the mix by late Friday/Friday night.
While there is more uncertainty with the second half of the storm.. model data has come into pretty good agreement since last night with two-day snow totals coming in at around 8 to locally 12 inches. Locally TWO FEET possible eastbound into parts of the Adirondacks, Green and White Mountains! (GFS Below)
Needless to say, it's time to get back into full scale winter weather mode as we'll have our hands full as we head into the weekend.
Lisa and I will be back with a complete update on timing and latest amounts starting at 4:45 this afternoon with PM Drive and of course later during the Big Show at 8:45! See you then!