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NOAA/NWS Binghamton, NY

Today-Tonight Winter Storm (Feb. 13-14)
Updated: Wednesday 10:40 AM 2/13/2014
By : Dave Nicosia, Warning Coordination Meteorologist

This Briefing applies to the NWS Binghamton Service Area only:

FOR CENTRAL NY This area includes but is not limited to cities such as Syracuse, Utica, Ithaca, Elmira, Binghamton, and Oneonta.
FOR NORTHEAST PA This area includes but is not limited to cities such as Towanda, Montrose, Scranton, and Wilkes-Barre.

Changes since last briefing:
• More detailed timing on the evolution of the snowstorm including timing of heavy high impact snows. • Wind impacts will be higher especially in the Poconos and Catskills.

Advsiories/Warnings as of 11:00 a.m. Thursday
Winter Weather Advisory
3 to 7 inches of snow

Winter Storm Warning
6 to 12+ inches of snow

NY
PA

10 am Radar
Steady light to moderate snow band < 1” per hour

Heavy snow band 1-3 inches per hour

Noon

2 pm

4-8 pm

8 pm – 3 am

After 3 am

Snow becomes lighter

Expected snowfall

Expected Winds
• Northerly Winds of 10 to 20 mph with gusts to 30 mph this afternoon to tonight from Poconos to Catskills. • Farther north and west: northerly winds 5 to 15 mph. • Considerable blowing and drifting snow expected in northeast PA to the Catskills.

Wind Forecast 7 pm

Impacts
• Main impact will be very dangerous hazardous travel conditions. • Roads will bec snow covered and very slippery, especially in the warning area. • Considerable blowing and drifting snow, especially in the Catskills and Poconos.

Summary
• A Major Winter Storm will impact Mid-Atlantic to Northeast States today and tonight.

• Heavy snow is moving north and will affect northeast PA to the western Catskills between 10 am and 4 pm. Light to moderate snow will persist north and west of these areas. • Light to moderate snow continues from 4 to 8 pm as heaviest snow moves east. There will be a lull in the heaviest snow accumulations. • Heavier snow develops again in the winter storm warning areas and continues between 8 pm and 3 am. Lighter snows to the west. • Snow tapers after 3 am. • Northerly winds of 10 to 20 mph with gusts to 30 mph will lead to considerable blowing and drifting snow in the Poconos and Catskills from this afternoon to tonight.

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