Wednesday AM: Winter Storm Update

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…A WINTER STORM WARNING IS IN EFFECT FOR OUR AREA UNTIL MIDNIGHT THURSDAY FOR ACCUMULATING SNOWFALL TO IMPACT HOLIDAY TRAVEL…

WINTER STORM:  The much advertised winter storm is moving in during these morning hours as a rain/snow mix.  We expect a changeover to all snow shortly after daybreak as the atmosphere cools quickly.  Snow will begin to accumulate on the grassy areas and in the elevations first, then the roads will be impacted as they cool and the snow picks up.  The snow ends by evening.  Details below.

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>TIMING: 4AM-8PM
>TYPE: Mix until about 8AM, then all snow until 6PM, tapering by 8PM
>ACCUMS: 4” likely for most, up to 8” for elevations and sweet spots, near 10” in the mountains toward NEPA
>TRAVEL: Moderate impact, warm ground and treatments may be able to keep up with snow rate early; however, slushy areas and slick spots are likely as we move into the afternoon.  With heavy snow, visibility will drop.

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The higher amounts will be in the elevations and on grassy areas.

The higher amounts will be in the elevations and on grassy areas.

THANKSGIVING:  It’s a cold holiday with mostly cloudy skies.  A system fading as it races to our south could bring a few snow showers, but it’s not looking overly impressive.  Highs hit 38°.

THANKSGIVING

FRIDAY SHOPPERS:  The day starts cold with temps in the middle 20s.  Then, we’ll see some sun and clouds mixing for the afternoon with highs in the middle 30s on a cold breeze.  Stay warm!

WEEKEND:  Saturday, we are on the edge of the cold air with another day in the upper 30s.  It’s mostly cloudy and mainly dry.  Sunday, we start to warm again as highs approach 50°.  We may see a few drops as a clipper nears.

NEXT WEEK:  We stay mild with temps near 50° and the chance for showers under mostly cloudy skies.  Cooler air slips back in for mid-week.

Make it a safe Wednesday.  Send your reports and photos to our Facebook and Twitter accounts today!

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