Our weak snow to sleet and rain event from Sunday, served as a late season reminder that winter still has it’s grip on the northeast and Hudson Valley. We projected a widespread coating to 2 inches in the valley, with perhaps up to 2 to 5 inches in the Catskills. What actually happened, was pretty close to that…
We didn’t put out a snowmap, because of the weakness and insignificance of the overall storm. But pretty much everyone from I-84 on south saw less than an inch, before melting began. The eastern Catskills did the best, with widespread 1 to 3 inch amounts… and some 4″ amounts in the highest elevations.
But now, as we move into the work week… the sun has returned, and temperatures are climbing well into the 40s. This should melt the remaining snowpack in most areas. We’ll see a sharp NW wind usher in colder air for Tuesday and Wednesday… before a SURGE of warmth floods northward by the week’s end. Highs in the 50s and near 60° are likely by the end of the week. A sign that spring is beginning to strengthen it’s grip.
We will likely see 1 more blast of winter weather between March 17th and March 25th… where we could see a threat of one final winter storm. Once we get through that… it appears that springtime weather will begin to settle in, and winter… may finally be beaten.
More updates through the week, but for now… this week’s weather looks quiet and chilly, through mid week. Have a great start to the week!