A Winter Storm Warning was issued today and we are expecting to see heavy snow tonight, changing to a mixture of snow, sleet and freezing rain in the morning, and back to snow in the afternoon.
The storm is expecting to last until 6 p.m. tomorrow evening. Temperatures will be in the mid to uppers 20’s with winds east, 10 to 25 mpg with gusts up to 30 mph in the morning. Snow will fall at rate of 1 to 2 inches per hour late tonight into Monday morning. We are expected to see accumulations of 4 to 9 inches and around one quarter to one half inch of ice.
Severe winter weather conditions will make traveling dangerous due to reduced visibilities and significant snow. Only travel for emergency purposes and be sure to pack a safety kit.
Let’s hope that Punxsutawney Phil doesn’t see his shadow tomorrow on Groundhog Day. According to the old legend, if he does see his shadow we will have six more weeks of winter weather. It’s also been said that if it’s cloudy when he emerges, spring will come early.
Let’s hope it’s cloudy and that this small, furry animal doesn’t see his shadow!
For information on how you can prepare for a winter storm, read our article here: http://hudsoncountytv.com/winter-storm-watch-prepare-for-juno/