Nyack, Feb 7 (updated 5p) — The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Storm Watch for Friday through Saturday afternoon with strong winds creating “near blizzard conditions.”
Here are predicted accumulations from the NWS as of 5p Thursday:
Thursday overnight: Less than a half inch.
Friday: 3 to 7 inches.
Friday night: Heavy snow — 8 to 12 inches.
Saturday: Around an inch.
Forecast for Lower Hudson Valley and Western Passaic
- Hazard types… heavy snow… freezing rain… and strong winds.
- Accumulations… snow accumulation of 10 to 14 inches… along with around a trace of ice.
- Winds… north 10 to 20 mph with gusts up to 50 mph.
- Temperatures… in the upper 20s.
- Visibilities… one half mile or less at times.
- Timing… Friday afternoon into early Saturday morning.
- Impacts… heavy snow and freezing rain will make for dangerous driving conditions. In addition… the heavy snow and strong
- Winds could result in near blizzard conditions… bringing down some tree limbs… and causing scattered power outages.
Precautionary/preparedness actions: A Winter Storm Watch means there is a potential for significant snow… sleet… or ice accumulations that may impact travel. Continue to monitor the latest forecasts.
Source: National Weather Service, 6:27 AM EST on February 07, 2013