Storm??? Early Next Week?
Finally something somewhat interesting to talk about after a short disappearance from the main page blog. The forecast models are still having trouble with predicting the storm heading our way Sunday, but it looks likely all of us will see at least some snow from this storm. A lot depends on the track of this storm, where the snow/mix/rain line forms, how large of a snow shield pushes ahead of the low, and so on.
Bingo - looks to largely miss out on this storm, maybe a few flakes, but could see the most in the way of mixed precip.
Syracuse - close call as to how much snow can fall before the changeover. may not be the winners of the general system, but could pack on a few inches Monday-Wednesday when the lake effect gets fired up again.
Rochester - should see a good 2-3 inches of snow before the changeover takes places. might also be looking at some additional lake effect much like Syracuse.
Buffalo - seeing the snow first, if the timing is just right could be looking at 3-5 inches and maybe a heavy period of sleet before the changeover to rain takes place. really needs to add on some inches as the lake effect just isn't cutting it so far this year.
Albany - my upset winner of this storm. much depends on how quickly the cold air can filter in behind this storm, but i'll give them a storm total of 4-8 inches as they may seem additional snow from a smaller secondary storm following the main storm out to sea.
While any shift in the track could mean the difference between a foot of snow and 3 inches of plain old rain, this is the first major impact storm of the season for us. Hopefully everyone remembers how to drive in this stuff, and please... please... don't go out panic shopping for this dinky storm tomorrow. I hate it when the weather men call for a small storm and the stores get packed with paniced people out buying 5 gallons of milk, 10 loafs of bread, and a case of peanut butter to be ready.
Have a great weekend everyone, maybe we will continute to have an interesting race going on, and hopefully I'll be back soon with something more interesting to talk about!