Good evening folks! Talk about a swing in the weather over the past week, remember back to Monday? Yeah, it was a balmy 81°, and now we are dealing with raw and wet conditions and mountain snow! That being said, Old Man Winter has made his first visit of the season, and the National Weather Service has issued a Winter Weather Advisory.
WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY: Until 11am Sunday October 23, 2016
- LOCATIONS: Western Clinton County, Western Essex County, and Southern Franklin County.
- TIMING: Late Saturday into early Sunday.
- IMPACTS: Heavy wet snow, accumulations 3-5", poor visibility, and snowfall up to 1" per hour.
- ROAD CONDITIONS: Expect wet slushy accumulation on the road surfaces, drive with caution.
SATURDAY NIGHT: Rain will continue to transition to snow across our elevated communities. Snow will continue to fall across the Adirondacks this evening into early Sunday with accumulations above 1000'-1500'. Snowfall rates up to an inch per hour likely, and accumulations will range depending on your elevation. Highest peaks in the Adirondack Mountains will likely see 6" of heavy wet snow, while communities at 1000'-1500' will notice a dusting to an inch. Locations above 2000' will see accumulations ranging from 3-5 inches. Across Lake Champlain in Vermont/ New Hampshire the change over to snow will start between 8pm and 12am Sunday. A few wet snow flurries could mix down to the Champlain Valley with no accumulation expected. Wind will become gusty between 15-25mph. Overnight lows fall to the low and mid 30s.
SUNDAY: Snow and rain will come to an end from west to east during the afternoon hours on Sunday. A few valley flurries across Vermont are likely with no accumulation expected. Central/eastern Vermont and western New Hampshire communities (near 1000'-1500') will see some minor accumulations of a dusting up to an inch. Highest peaks (Jay Peak, Mount Mansfield) across the Green Mountain State will pick up a total of 6-8 inches of heavy wet snow. Some minor slushy accumulation on the roads, travel with caution. Daytime highs will struggle to hit the mid to upper 40s thanks to a chilly west wind 15-25mph with higher gusts.
SUNDAY NIGHT: Partly cloudy with a few isolated terrain enhanced rain and snow showers. Winds slowly diminish, with overnight lows in the mid to upper 30s. Continue to watch for slick roadways after sunset.
MONDAY: A breezy westerly wind will allow for more terrain enhanced rain and snow showers across the western slopes. Otherwise partly cloudy, and chilly. Daytime high in the low to mid 40s.
Enjoy the first taste of winter and travel safely.
-SkyTracker Meteorologist Torrance Gaucher
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