As one can tell my concerns came true in regards to #1. We stayed too warm too long. Thus a much wetter snow and less of it. For example around State College people are reporting 6" as of 6 am. They had colder temperatures much earlier (20s). For us, we were warmer (30s until 7 am), giving us less snow. SE and South Central PA will be disappointed once again. Just too much warm air ... the theme of the winter continues.
However, this system will not disappoint once you get to New England, as the cold air is really crashing in, and the result is increasing forcing to produce heavy snow.
The snow is winding down for us. Maybe another 1/2 to 1" at most. It is pretty. Total will be closer to 3-5" in the valleys and another inch or so on the ridges. I hope you get to enjoy it at least a little bit.
Major winter storm to impact us tonight into tomorrow morning. I know it’s so warm today how can it snow? Well, cold air is not far away and it is moving our way. It will get here. I recall in April 2000, in East Meredith, NY it was 72 degrees and sunny on Saturday. We awoke to 12” of snow Sunday morning. If it sets up is right it can and will snow. This looks to be one of those set up’s.
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