Saturday, January 23, 2016

6am Morning Update: Raging Storm Underway, It Will Only Get Worse

*1-2 Feet of Snow, Locally More*

Frequent updates on twitter and this blog throughout the day


Good morning everyone. History is in the making right now. Our storm is cranking up and conditions will only continue to deteriorate more as we head towards late morning. Areas to our south in the Baltimore DC area already are working on their second foot of snow. You can the heavy snow banding currently developing as seen by the dark green contrasts in the image below. 

These bands will continue to strengthen and peak out as we get into late morning into the evening. This is where areas in central, NNJ, and NYC can see snowfall of 2-3 inches per hour!

Right now our low pressure center sits just south of the Delaware Bay. I highlighted all the moisture it is throwing into the cold air over our area. This will cause intense snowfall to grow as the morning moves on. The low will stall out, strengthen then move gradually NE. This means all the snow down south on that 45 degree angle still needs to move through!

The height of this storm will be late this morning into this evening. Check out the INTENSE band of snow that I expect to develop over the whole state of NJ into NYC. This will cause snowfall rates of 2 to 3 inches an hour! All out blizzard! 1 to 2 feet of snow can be expected for most areas with locally more.

Next update will be around 10 am. Will likely be a video update.

1 comment:

  1. Local update. 7:30 am - Bridgewater = 10" of snow and 23 MPH was the peak gust - still snowing hard.