There has been a lot going on in the weather - world lately. We have had a blizzard in the northeast that is one for the record books! Snowfall measured with yard sticks! Snow over two feet deep in areas. We have had 60s and rain here in parts of the midwest with more rain today. And another blizzard in areas just northwest of Indiana in parts of Min and near by states! This has been crazy. Still with all this snow going around we have yet to get any!?!? I love winter and snow however this year has been a real disappointment for me weather - wise that is.
Even now we have not snow, but more rain on the way. You can see in this radar image above taken at 11:45am EST. I'm expecting a good .25" to .50" inches of rainfall over the next few hours. Maybe even a rumble or two possible in areas. Like my girlfriend has said, "We keep having rain then it freezes, then more rain followed by more freezing." And this has been the story over the past month.
Now as for the cold side of this storm. Take a look.
Just a few hundred miles northwest of us you can see the colder side of things. Heavy heavy snowfall with high winds giving way to blizzard conditions in many areas. Here is what the National Weather Service has to say about this system for areas on the cold side of things.
...A BLIZZARD IS EXPECTED TONIGHT AND MONDAY OVER WESTERN MINNESOTA...
TOTAL SNOW ACCUMULATIONS WILL RANGE FROM 7 TO 12 INCHES IN LOCATIONS THAT RECEIVE ALL SNOW...MAINLY WEST CENTRAL AND CENTRAL MINNESOTA. LOCALLY HIGHER AMOUNTS OF OVER A FOOT ARE POSSIBLE NEAR THE SOUTH DAKOTA BORDER.
Just look at all the light and dark pinks in this image below. These are all the blizzard watches and warnings across the area this afternoon.
6" to 12" inches of snowfall is expected in most areas to our northwest with locally higher amounts over a foot between 12" and 16" inches possible! Oh how I'd love to be seeing that in person. Makes me want to move west lol.
As for that blizzard that just plowed through the northeast. Some areas picked up as much as 40" inches! Take a look at these final snowfall totals below. It's crazy! I've never seen this much snow in my life. Its a scary event as many have lost power. The force of nature is something to be taken seriously. Still, can you imagine how amazing that much snow would look in person? It'd be a sight that's for sure. something they will never forget.
Hamden - 40.0 inches
Milford - 38.0 inches
Clintonville - 37.0 inches
Oxford - 36.2 inches
East Haddam - 35.5 inches
Yalesville - 35.0 inches
New Haven - 34.3 inches
Gilford - 33.0 inches
Manchester - 32.0 inches
Medford - 33.5 inches
Upton - 30.9 inches
Central Islip - 30.7 inches
Commack - 29.1 inches
Huntington - 29.0 inches
Islip Airport - 27.8 inches
Port Chester - 23.3 inches
Yonkers - 23.0 inches
Ardsley - 23.0 inches
Scarsdale - 22.5 inches
Plainview - 18.0 inches
Middle Village - 15.0 inches
Flushing - 11.0 inches
La Guardia Airport - 12.1 inches
Central Park - 11.4 inches
Upper West Side - 10.9 inches
Here is a photo of a car buried in the snow courtesy of Stephanie B. outside her home in Tewksbury, Mass. Just amazing! No words for this picture other then "Amazing".
So what about us? Well, rain showers today into tonight. Expect rainfall between .25" and .50" inches with breezy conditions. Winds tonight between 15 and 20 mph gusting between 25 and 28mph. Low tonight of 35* degrees.
Monday look for a high around 40* degrees with breezy conditions, winds between 15 and 20 mph gusting to 25 and 28mph. slight chance of a few light scattered snow flurries early in the day. Otherwise skies try to clear a bit becoming partly cloudy. Expect a low around 24* degrees.
Tuesday I look for mostly sunny skies through out the day with a high in the low 40s and a low that night around 26* degrees.
The cold temperatures once again make a comeback later in the week. Highs by Friday will only be in the 20s with lows in the teens! Friday through at least Sunday. This back and forth weather really takes its toll on the body. Please do your very best to stay warm and healthy during this crazy temperature flip flop season! The flu has been terrible this year. With most of the states in a wide spread outbreak. This constant temperature changes doesn't help that.
Take care bloggers. And God Bless!