Apart from a few days when temperatures hovered between the 50s and even the 60s, this winter was one of the worst on record. Consistent snow and cold has been evident for the past 10 weeks.
The good news is that the official start of spring is just over a week away and we’re moving the clocks forward this weekend.
However, even if we move forward from Saturday to Sunday, the weather for most of New York State will be anything but spring-like this weekend.
In case you haven’t heard, a winter storm is heading for New York State and its timing couldn’t be worse for those hoping to enjoy their weekend with some outdoor activities.
The National Weather Service has issued a winter storm watch for more than 30 New York counties. They are all in the central, northern and upstate region.
According to the National Weather Service’s winter storm update, 7 to 12 inches of snowfall is possible with this system, which will arrive Friday night and last through Saturday night.
The 7+ inches of snow is a problem, but so are the predicted 45 mph gusts of wind that will accompany this snow event. This would make travel extremely difficult, if not impossible at times.
Blowing snow and blowing snow will cause plowed roads to be covered in snow. Make appropriate plans if you are traveling on Saturday.
As for western New York, 2 to 5 inches of snow is expected in the Buffalo area.
Safe to say we’re all ready for spring and hopefully it’s the last hoorah of winter. Looking forward to warmer weather.
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