Icy, Snowy Apocalypse Watch

snowy apocalypse meter 2012-01-26

So this is what it's come to this winter: the Icy, Snowy Apocalypse Meter slumming it. On a rain storm. It's just embarrassing. For everyone.

Here's the situation: a "potent" storm system is moving from Mississippi Valley toward the Northeast. it's likely to bring a lot of precipitation, but the forecasts are currently project much of that precip will fall as rain here. Rain is more likely to the south of Albany, and snow/ice more likely to the north and east.

The paraphrased forecast:

Thursday night: Rain and sleet, switching to all rain overnight, and then sleet mixing back in. Little accumulation expected. Lows around 33.
Friday: Rainy and warm. Rainfall of about half inch or more possible. Temps in the low 40s.
Friday night: The storm is spent. Wind gusts. Lows in the upper 20s.
Saturday: Sunny and highs around 40. Jack Frost filing for unemployment.
Sunday: Chance of rain and snow in the morning, then sun in the afternoon. Highs around 40.

Those warm temps should keep things liquid. But if the temps drop and the rain/snow line shifts farther south... things could go a bit badly. All that rain could switch to the ever popular freezing rain and/or snow. And there will be plenty of moisture available. That said, it doesn't sound likely.

In other news: The absurdly warm and easy winter has led to penguin hatchlings being born about three months early in Syracuse. Their cuteness arrived on time, though. Syracuse has gotten just 27.7 inches of snow this season -- that's only about 40 inches behind where it's usually at by this point. [Post-Standard] [NWS]

Necessary note: You should take this all with an enormous bag of rock salt. AOA has absolutely no weather forecasting expertise. At all. That said, the world will probably not end because of some snow. Most likely.

Earlier on AOA: Where's all the snow?

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