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Weather Briefing #4 Significant Snow Storm Potential ChrisTheWeatherTeen’s Forecast Office Rome, NY Created: March 9 th 2014 8:30PM EDT Briefing By: Mary Kashi & Michael G. This Briefing Is For Central New York And Northeastern Pennsylvania ONLY. Active Headlines By Rome Office: No Headlines Are Currently Active.
Reason For Briefing This Briefing has been created to provide information on the Potentially Signifcant Snow Storm That Could Occur The Middle Of This Week To Heighten / Inform Public…Emergency Managers…Other Forecast Office’s For ChrisTheWeatherTeen And Any Other Interested Parties. - Stay tuned for the latest updates from ChrisTheWeatherTeen’s Forecast Office In Rome, NY
Best Chance For Significant Snow Accums. Heavy Wet Snow Chance For Some Icing (Freezing Rain/ Sleet) Then Change Back Over To Heavy Snow Icing May Be Borderline of Significant Map Provided By: NWS WFO Binghamton
Winter Storm Watch Will Be Needed With Next Update Or With Further Updates. Winter Storm Watch Could POSSIBLY Be Needed. If One Is Hoisted It Would Be For Significant Icing. Additional Information… Yellow Shade- Winter Storm Watch Will Be Needed With Possibly The Next Update Or Definitely With Further Updates. Dark Blue Shade- Winter Storm Watch Could POSSIBLY Be Needed. If One Was Issued It Would Probably Be For More Of An Ice Concern Maybe Combined With Snow. If Freezing Rain & Sleet Occurs It Would Make Snowfall Amounts Less In The Dark Blue Area But Also Create Significant Icing Potential. * This Information Could Change It’s Urgent You Stay Tuned For The Latest Information. And Be Prepared/Alert For Any Winter Storm Watches That Are Hoisted For Your Area.
Uncertainty That Remains… Exactly Where The Heaviest Snowfall Will Occur How Much Snow Will Fall Snowfall Rates Exact Track Of System - Any Change To Track Could Mean More Or Less Snow For Our Forecast Area. What You Can Do ? Stay Tuned For The Latest Information. Be Prepared For Winter Storm Watches If They’re Issued!
What To Do At This Point In Time: Stay Up To Date With The Latest Weather Be Prepared Should ANY Winter Storm Watches Be Issued. Have A Plan Ready In Case Any Warnings Are Issued. Plan Ahead Of The Storm For More Information Please Visit: http://www.ready.gov/winter-weather Stay Tuned For Further Updates On This Potentially Significant Winter Storm.
What’s The Criteria For Winter Headlines? Winter Storm Watch - Conditions are favorable for (heavy sleet, heavy snow, ice storm, heavy snow and blowing snow or a combination) to meet or exceed local winter storm warning criteria in the next 24 to 72 hours. Criteria for snow is 7 inches or more in 12 hours or less; or 9 inches or more in 24 hours (i.e 5 to 8 inches of snow = watch) Criteria for ice is Quarter Inch More …Ice Storm Watches Usually Handle Ice Instead Of Winter Storm Watches. Winter Weather Advisory - Winter Weather Event- (sleet, snow, freezing rain, snow and blowing snow, or a combination of events) is expected to meet or exceed local winter weather advisory criteria in the next 12 to 36 hours but stay below warning criteria. Criteria for snow is 4 inches or more in 12 hours or less (i.e 2 to 5 inches of snow = advisory). Criteria for ice is any ice accumulation less than 1/2 inch. Winter Storm Warning - Winter Storm (heavy sleet, heavy snow, heavy snow and blowing snow or a combination of events) is expected to meet or exceed local winter storm warning criteria in the next 12 to 36 hours. Criteria for snow is 7 inches or more in 12 hours or less; or 9 inches or more in 24 hours (i.e 5 to 8 inches of snow = warning). Ice Storm Watch - Ice Event- The Potential Exists For Moderate-Significant Icing To Occur Within The Next 24 To 72 Hours. (IE: Anything Greater Than Quarter Of An Inch Of Ice = Ice Storm Watch) Ice Storm Warning - An ice storm event is expected to meet or exceed local ice storm warning criteria in the next 12 to 36 hours. Criteria for ice is 1/2 inch or more.
What’s The Criteria For Winter Headlines? ( Continued) Blizzard Watch - Conditions are favorable for a blizzard event in the next 24 to 72 hours. Sustained wind or frequent gusts greater than or equal to 35 mph will accompany falling and/or blowing snow to frequently reduce visibility to less than 1/4 mile for three or more hours. Blizzard Warning - Blizzard event is imminent or expected in the next 12 to 36 hours. Sustained wind or frequent gusts greater than or equal to 35 mph will accompany falling and/or blowing snow to frequently reduce visibility to less than 1/4 mile for three or more hours.
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