Wintry Weather Delivering A Punch to the Northeast! (credit: NWS Eastern Region Headquarters Office)
DISCUSSION: On the heels of the recent lake effect snow event which impacted areas stretching from southwest Pennsylvania to central/north-central New York, there is yet another threat for accumulating snowfall over much of the same region and beyond there as well. As the next low pressure system which is currently strengthening across the Ohio Valley continues to move eastward over the next 24 to 48 hours, the heaviest snowfall totals are anticipated to fall across areas to the west of the Hudson River Valley in New York State as well as the Tug Hill Plateau region of New York State. Moreover, as you will note in the lower graphic above, there is also expected to be a substantial amount of new snowfall accumulating across many parts of interior New England. In the upper graphic above, you will note how even at this earlier stage of this winter blast across many interior sections of the Northeast, there is already incredibly heavy snowfall underway across parts of central Pennsylvania (likely due to the effects of localized orographically-enhanced snowfall via the presence of the upper-end of the Appalachian Mountains). If you or someone you know is in the path of this storm, convey to them a strong sense of awareness for both their morning and evening commute tomorrow and to allow for extra travel time, as things will be fairly treacherous throughout the day tomorrow.
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©2016 Meteorologist Jordan Rabinowitz