Icy, Snowy Apocalypse Watch

snowy apocalypse meter 2017-03-30

Troll. Troll. Troll. March is trolling us.

The paraphrased forecast for the next few days:

Thursday night: Snow starts late, after midnight. Maybe an inch. Lows in around 32.
Friday: Snow and sleet through most of the day, switching over to rain eventually. An inch or so. Highs in the mid 30s.
Friday night: More rain and snow. Maybe another inche. Lows around 33.
Saturday: Snow showers to start, switching over to rain. Highs around 40.
Sunday: Sunny. 44.

The probabilistic snowfall forecast has the "most likely" snow total for the Capital Region core pegged at 2-5 inches. But there's a very wide range -- the low end is zero inches and the high end is... a foot. (And, as usual, higher elevations are probably in for higher totals.)

The key thing will be the shift back and forth between snow, rain, and the dreaded wintry mix. Also: The NWS forecast discussion indicates we're in for heavy, wet snow. Ugh. That's bad for shoveling and bad for trees and power lines. Let's hope for more rain than anything.

The snow totals for this storm aren't that imposing, but three inches of wet, heavy snow is worse than six inches of fluff. Add in the slop and ice and the fact that it's the end of March... ugh. So we're placing this storm in the "winter's trolling us" category.

Waterproof boots and dreams of spring at the ready, hardy upstaters!

Media freakout forecast: Ennui.

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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