Icy, Snowy Apocalypse Watch

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Spring is out there. Somewhere. Probably.

The paraphrased forecast for the next few days:

Monday: Thoughts of crocuses and daffodils. Highs in the upper 30s.
Monday night: Memories of the feel of sun-warmed earth. Snow, at least a few inches. Lows around 30.
Tuesday: Thoughts of crunchy snap peas. More snow, probably another few inches. Mid 30s.
Tuesday night: Recollections of tulips. Probably more snow. Upper 20s.
Wednesday: A watch for more robins. Maybe more snow. Mid 30s.

So another storm is making its way up the East Coast week. Yep, how about that. It's looking like the worst of it will probably be to the east. The THE PROBABILISTIC SNOWFALL FORECAST MAPS have the "expected snowfall" for the Capital Region core pegged at 4-6 inches. And a snowfall of greater than 8 inches is forecasted to have a less-than-20-percent chance.

That all said... and as you well know... a small change in the track of a coastal storm can make a big difference in how much snow we get.

Even so, we're marking this Icy, Snowy Apocalypse Watch as just into "that's something" territory. It sounds like the morning commute on Tuesday could be snowy. But otherwise... six inches, fine, OK, yep.

Shovels at the ready, hardy upstaters. Look forward to spring.

Media freakout forecast: March madness. We're on the brink of having one of the 10 snowiest Marches on record.

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: Very well acquainted, too, with matters mathematical, they are the very model of a modern forecast meteorological

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