National Weather Summary for Tuesday, January 2, 2018
by David Moran, on Jan 2, 2018 10:41:13 AM
Light snow will continue Tuesday for portions of western New York as an area of low pressure moves across the Northeast. Elevated winds and seas will continue for portions of the Gulf of Mexico behind a cold front through Wednesday evening.
- Snow for Western New York on Tuesday
- Elevated Winds and Seas Continuing through Wednesday Evening across the Gulf of Mexico
- Wintry Precipitation along the Eastern Seaboard Wednesday through Friday
Snow for Western New York on Tuesday
Significant snow accumulation, combined with increasing winds, may limit visibility across the region throughout the day. Additional snow accumulations of 1-3 inches, as well as wind gusts in excess of 40 mph, are forecast.
Major Cities in Region: Rochester, NY
Elevated Winds and Seas Continuing through Wednesday Evening across the Gulf of Mexico
Elevated winds and seas will continue across the Gulf of Mexico through Wednesday evening behind a cold front. Winds will be northeasterly at 20-30 knots with gusts in excess of 35 knots. Seas will range 3-6 feet near the shore and 7-10 feet in the deeper waters.
Wintry Precipitation along the Eastern Seaboard Wednesday through Friday
An area of low pressure developing off the east coast of Florida will begin to intensify Wednesday morning, possibly bringing a light wintry mix to the coast of Georgia. Snow accumulations of up to an inch and ice accumulations up to a tenth of an inch with locally higher amounts in excess of 0.15 inch are forecast. This could lead to some hazardous travel conditions on Wednesday. Along the coast of the Carolinas, snow accumulations of 1-3 inches and ice accumulations up to a tenth of an inch are expected. Further north from North Carolina into the Delmarva Peninsula, snowfall totals of 2-4 inches with locally higher amounts in excess of 5 inches are forecast Wednesday afternoon through Thursday afternoon. Across the coastal areas of the Northeast, there will be the potential for a Nor'Easter with 2-4 inches of snow and locally heavier accumulations in excess of 5 inches. In addition, winds of 20-27 mph with gusts in excess of 32 mph will lead to blowing snow and low visibilities. From Connecticut into New Hampshire and Vermont, snow accumulations of 3-6 inches and locally heavier amounts in excess of 8 inches are forecast from Thursday morning through Friday morning. Across Maine, accumulations of 5-10 inches with locally heavier amounts in excess of a foot are expected from Thursday morning through Friday evening.
Major Cities in Region: Savannah, GA, Charleston, SC, Myrtle Beach,SC, Norfolk, VA, New York, NY, Boston, MA, Augusta, ME, Bangor, ME, Caribou, ME
A Look Ahead
Light to moderate showers may develop across the Pacific Northwest on Friday with precipitation transitioning to snow in the higher elevations of the Cascades, Sierra Nevada, and Blue Mountains. Into Saturday, snow may develop across the Intermountain West. Some light snow will also be possible across portions of the Dakotas and Minnesota on Saturday.
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