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Post by Guest on Mon Jan 08, 2018 7:33 am

I was going to post in the LR thread that the NWS increased qpf amounts for day 4 and 5 to 2.5”. I was also going to ask the Mets on here if it was possible some of this could be white not wet, but then I saw the scroll and the sci was taken down so nooooo

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Post by essexcountypete on Mon Jan 08, 2018 7:37 am

@Frank_Wx wrote:A burst of snow (freezing rain / mixed precip for central/southern NJ) is expected later today. Timing is not great. Commute home will be slick. It could accumulate rather quickly given the frozen ground. Maybe a quick inch in some places. But it will be light and very fast moving.

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We warm up the rest of the week. Back above freezing and maybe even hitting 50's on Friday. Rain likely Friday and Saturday.

WU says it might start around 1pm for Bloomfield. Does that timing seem correct Frank? I thought it would be later, like 3ish.
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Post by Frank_Wx on Mon Jan 08, 2018 7:58 am

Pete -

1pm seems early but these things have a tendency to move in earlier than expected. 2pm is a good call at the moment.

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Post by CPcantmeasuresnow on Mon Jan 08, 2018 8:08 am

To sum up yesterday's low temperatures in the Hudson Valley and Northwest jersey and interior Southwest Connecticut Connecticut. The conditions I'd been looking for finally took hold Saturday night and Sunday morning as the winds died down after midnight and the deep snow cover and clear skies finally allowed us here in the North and Westland to get to the double digits below zero.

Poughkeepsie in the middle of the Hudson Valley ended up getting to -14° below zero.

Brewster in Putnam County in the Hudson Valley ended up getting to -12° below zero.

Danbury Connecticut in SW CT ended up bottoming out at -14° below zero.

And a town in northwest New Jersey in Sussex County whose name now escapes me seemed to be the low for the area getting to -16° below zero yesterday morning.

Makes my -6.1° below zero, which I was a little disappointed in, pale in comparison. It looks like that's it for the subzero readings for a while, hopefully they return in a couple of weeks.

Looks like the Warmicists will have their day starting at the end of the week.
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Post by weatherwatchermom on Mon Jan 08, 2018 1:12 pm

currently 27* real feel 20*
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Post by Frank_Wx on Mon Jan 08, 2018 1:25 pm

Freezing rain and snow is working through PA now. Getting into western NJ. Hearing roads are icing over fast. Makes sense considering we're in the 20's. Be careful out there. Leave work now and work rest of day from home, if possible.

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Post by jmanley32 on Mon Jan 08, 2018 1:27 pm

@Frank_Wx wrote:Freezing rain and snow is working through PA now. Getting into western NJ. Hearing roads are icing over fast. Makes sense considering we're in the 20's. Be careful out there. Leave work now and work rest of day from home, if possible.
very few people have that luxary frank. I know no one that can work from home. You think it'll be bad here round 5 pm? Are we talking like iceing like last year with those massive accidents in Jersey and NYC area?
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Post by essexcountypete on Mon Jan 08, 2018 1:42 pm

@Frank_Wx wrote:Freezing rain and snow is working through PA now. Getting into western NJ. Hearing roads are icing over fast. Makes sense considering we're in the 20's. Be careful out there. Leave work now and work rest of day from home, if possible.

Thanks Frank, this is very helpful. I'm the weather guy in my office and I've passed this along to everyone, and a few people have decided to finish their day at home. I would do the same if I could.
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Post by aiannone on Mon Jan 08, 2018 2:57 pm

254 PM EST Mon Jan 8 2018

...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 7 PM EST THIS
EVENING...

* WHAT...Freezing rain occurring, including during the evening
commute. A light glaze of ice is expected.

* WHERE...Portions of northeast New Jersey, southern Connecticut
and southeast New York.

* WHEN...Until 7 PM EST this evening.

* ADDITIONAL DETAILS...A brief period of freezing rain expected
for an hour or two, then quickly transitioning to sleet and
snow before ending. Cold ground temperatures will result in icy
roads, especially on untreated surfaces.
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Post by docstox12 on Mon Jan 08, 2018 3:00 pm

Snow started at 3 PM
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Post by Dtone on Mon Jan 08, 2018 3:03 pm

Light freezing rain here. 28*

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Post by sroc4 on Mon Jan 08, 2018 3:14 pm

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Post by Math23x7 on Mon Jan 08, 2018 3:22 pm

Freezing rain here in Midtown

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Post by docstox12 on Mon Jan 08, 2018 3:29 pm

Moderate snow, heavy coating .
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Post by Vinnydula on Mon Jan 08, 2018 3:37 pm

Sleet and snow
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Post by aiannone on Mon Jan 08, 2018 3:46 pm

Expect sleet and ZR going over to snow through the next couple hoursJanuary Obs and Discussions  - Page 5 Captur24
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Post by Dunnzoo on Mon Jan 08, 2018 3:57 pm

A few drops of light rain earlier, light snow now.... 29*

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Post by frank 638 on Mon Jan 08, 2018 4:00 pm

Just had some freezing rain but quickly change over to a light wintry mix of snow and sleet temperatures at 30 degrees

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Post by Taffy on Mon Jan 08, 2018 4:03 pm

Light snow just now. 30 degrees. Real feel 23.
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Post by aiannone on Mon Jan 08, 2018 4:05 pm

With DPs in the Mid to upper 20s, evap cooling when precip starts should drop temps back below freezing
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Post by Dtone on Mon Jan 08, 2018 4:08 pm

Freezing rain mixing with sleet now. 30*

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Post by algae888 on Mon Jan 08, 2018 4:42 pm

Light freezing rain and sleet has turned to moderate snow nice coating on the ground
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Post by amugs on Mon Jan 08, 2018 4:44 pm

Ice coating with snow here !!

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Post by frank 638 on Mon Jan 08, 2018 4:47 pm

Wintry mix just changed to all snow for now roads are ok

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Post by aiannone on Mon Jan 08, 2018 4:48 pm

Just started a sleet/zr mix here
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