A foot of snow coming
Dec 26, 2010 11:35 am
There's a Winter Storm Warning for Columbia and Greene counties until noon Monday, and this Weather.com map forecasts between a half-foot and a foot of snow falling in our area as a Nor'easter rides the coast. Earlier in the week, forecasters though the storm would be more off-shore, but now it is forecast slightly to the west, bringing more snow our way. The National Weather Service has the storm playing out this way (Catskill forecast):
•Sunday: Snow likely, mainly after 1 p.m. Cloudy, with a high near 27. North wind between 6 and 13 mph. Chance of precipitation is 70 percent. New snow accumulation of 1 to 2 inches possible.
•Sunday Night: Snow and areas of blowing snow. Low around 19. Blustery, with a north wind between 17 and 24 mph, with gusts as high as 40 mph. Chance of precipitation is 80 percent. New snow accumulation of 7 to 11 inches possible.
•Monday: Snow likely and areas of blowing snow before noon, then a chance of snow between noon and 4pm, then a slight chance of snow after 4pm. Cloudy through mid morning, then gradual clearing, with a high near 27. Blustery, with a north wind around 25 mph, with gusts as high as 43 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60 percent.