Weather: First Blast of Winter Enroute, Winter Storm Warnings Issued (11/19/16)

First Blast of Winter Enroute, Winter Storm Warnings Issued

Torrance's Forecast: - Hello folks,

A rather strong winter storm is marking in from the Midwest across the Great Lakes and will impact New York, Vermont, and New Hampshire Starting early Sunday morning. Rain will continue to switch over from rain to snow during Sunday as colder air is funneled down from Canada. Some of the highest snow total will be found across northern New York in the Adirondacks. Snow will come to an end for the first half of Tuesday, but will stay cold in the 30s though Wednesday. 

WINTER STORM WARNING: Northern New York

Counties: Franklin, Saint Lawrence, & Clinton

  • Timing: Sunday 1am to Monday 7pm
  • Impacts: Moderate to heavy snow, isolated power outages, slick roads, reduced visibility, snowfall rate up to 1"  an hour.
  • Wind: West 10-20mph, gusts as high as high as 35mph.
     

WINTER STORM WARNING: Vermont

Counties: Orleans, Lamoille, Washington, Franklin, Chittenden, Addison, Rutland, Bennington, & Windham

  • Timing: Sunday 7am to Monday 7pm
  • Impacts, Moderate to heavy snow, isolated power outages, slick roads, reduced visibility, snowfall rates up to 1" an hour.
  • Wind: West 10-20mph, gusts as high as 30mph.

Sunday: Scattered rain & snow showers continue. Cold air will wrap into the storm from Canada, snow levels continue to fall during the day. Temperatures will continue to fall to the low 30s under a westerly wind 10-20mph. During the afternoon around sunset, snow levels will hit the valley floor. 

Sunday Night: Moderate to heavy snow will continue to fall, at a rate of one inch an hour for those under a Winter Storm Warning. Expect poor visibility, slick roads, and isolated power outages. Overnight lows fall to the upper 20s.

Monday: During the morning the robust area of low pressure will move northeast, allowing for breezy winds from the west. Western facing slopes likely to see continued snow fall during the day, with highest peaks receiving another several inches. Plan ahead for the drive into work Monday, roads will be snow covered, and slick. Highs will struggle to make it to the mid 30s.

Tuesday: A few isolated areas of snow to start the day, before coming to and end with gradual clearing. Highs stick top the mid 30s.

SNOW TOTALS:

Snow fall will begin early Sunday morning and will likely continue into Monday evening. Our highest peaks will see the jackpot in the amount of snow, while the valley floors see the least amount. For the valley floor surrounding Lake Champlain expect mainly rain with the transition to snow late Sunday/early Monday with 1-3" of snow expected. Working your way into the foothills outside of the valley, the change from rain to snow is early Sunday with 3-6" of snow. Once you get above 1,000' in elevation snow total increase to 6-8". Above 2,000' expect 8-12" with mountain peaks above 3,000' expecting 12 plus inches.

 

Stay tuned to the SkyTracker Weather Team on Local 22 and Local 44 News for the latest on the first winter storm of the season.

 

-SkyTracker Meteorologist Torrance Gaucher

 


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