Icy, Snowy Apocalypse Watch

snowy apocalypse meter 2013-02-06

Updated Friday afternoon

Waiting.

A a winter storm warning has been in effect for Albany since Friday morning. But it looks like the the major snowfall period will be overnight.

Here's the (paraphrased) NWS forecast:

Friday evening: Maybe a few inches.
Friday overnight: Snowy apocalypse? Maybe?Overnight snowfall totals still project to be around 5-9 inches. Blustery. Lows in the teens
Saturday: Snow slows, but continues, through morning, tapering off in afternoon. Maybe another 1-3 inches. Highs in the mid 20s.
Saturday night: Cold. Lows in the single digits.

The estimates for accumulations for this area still span a wide range: 8-16 inches. Higher snow totals are still projected to the east and south with accumulations of 2 feet on the upper end.

As we've been saying repeatedly, storms that head up the coast are always a little tricky. Small changes in the track can have a big effect on our snowfall totals. But the forecasts are still calling for maybe a foot. That's not really SnOMG!-level icy, snowy apocalypse -- but we'll see.

Shovels at the ready, hardy Northeasterners.

By the way: We've gotten just about 20 inches of snow this winter. That's about 17 inches off the normal pace..

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.

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