Winter Storm Watch Upgraded
Update as of 4pm February 11. The National Weather Service has upgraded to a winter storm warning to run Sunday morning from 7am to Monday morning at 7am. They have lowered the snow totals. They expect four to eight inches of snow and sleet. Snow will spread over the area Sunday morning tapering late Sunday into early Monday morning. The National Weather Service, says periods of snow could last into Monday morning.
Thursday’s big snow storm seemed to kick winter into high gear. Yes, another snow storm is on the way, and this one promises to bring significant snow, as well.
The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Storm Watch, which starts Sunday morning and goes through Monday night. The watch covers Ulster and Dutchess counties and includes Litchfield County in Connecticut.
The bulletin says to expect heavy snow along with some sleet with greater than 7 inches of snow is possible from this storm. Snow is expected to start Sunday morning and taper off late Sunday night into Monday morning.
Obviously, this storm watch goes into Monday night. Why? The wind.
The winds will pick up late Sunday night into Monday causing blowing and drifting. That will make travel difficult for the Monday morning drive to work or school.
The National Weather Service also says during the day on Sunday some of the snow could be heavy at times, helping the snow to pile up quickly.
Reading some chatter on various weather blogs I follow. They say the cold air will be in place for this to be a major snow event.
Hudson Valley Storm Center
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