Yes, a very significant storm is developing and will be impacting us later today through Friday night. The impacts will be major for many in the NE USA.
Question still to be answered:
This forecast, outside of the snow aspect, is easy. The snow question is a thorn in the side: it is dependent upon storm location, surface temperatures, precipitation rate. Elevation plays a role due to surface temperatures: The lowest and warmest valleys get the least, and the highest and coolest ridge tops get the most. Therefore, snow amounts could be quite variable ranging from a sloppy coating to several inches.
If you are looking for lots of snow head north into the Poconos (12” +) or the Catskill Mountains (my backyard as a kid) (20” +).
The weekend will be seasonal and much nicer as the winds die down and the sun returns. And then maybe we do it all over again the middle of next week.
Until then enjoy.
Pastor Terry. He received his bachelors degree in Meteorology from the State University of New York at Oneonta, in 1994. The education continued as a hobby by reading the blogs of some of the best forecasters in the business. Although forceasting the weather is an imperfect science, it is a pleasure to follow what the Creator has made.