February 28, 2021

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Snow Risks Rise For Long Island Super Bowl Sunday

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Snow Risks Rise For Long Island Super Bowl Sunday

 

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Snow Risks Rise For Long Island Super Bowl Sunday

I don’t know who flipped the switch on the winter during the last week of January but someone clearly did. We had snow for 4 days in a row which hasn’t happened in a long time. Our 10 to 15 inch snow cover won’t be going away anytime soon. Now it seems that the next system we have been watching all week has come back on the scene overnight and today. At least we have finally gotten a day of sunshine and we should have it for the rest of the day. Highs will be in the 30s to near 40 degrees. Satellite shows it nice and clear though the gray shading you see is not cloud cover but snow cover.

SATELLITE

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The radars are taking a short break but they will be active somewhat tomorrow as a cold front heads our way from the Midwest. Look for clouds to increase tonight and there could be some scattered snow or rain showers here by daybreak. Lows will be in the upper 20s and lower 30s.

F5 WEATHER RADARS

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Friday look for some scattered rain or snow showers that won’t amount to much. Look for leftover clouds in the afternoon with reaching into the 40s before we chill off Friday night into Saturday morning. Saturday will be dry with sunshine giving way to arriving clouds. Highs will be in the 30s.

We have been watching the possibility of another storm system for Sunday for days. It has been a back and forth on the models as they deal with lots of cold air overspreading North America. Models always seem to try to rush it in and suppress any weather system including a southern feature cross the Gulf States. Overnight models began to recognize that the overwhelming jet from Canada is taking a little longer to overwhelm allowing for more room. Models reacted to this by bringing a wave out of the Northeast Gulf and right up the coast as the aggressive NAM model did today. Others followed suit so they all have varying degrees of snow for late Saturday night into Sunday afternoon.

There are important differences with this system and the last one. For one thing this is going to be a fast mover so we are talking about 8 to 10 hours of snow. We probably won’t see those super unrelenting bands like the last one. This system will not linger around either. It will keep moving. The time frame here looks like snow arrives early Sunday morning between 4 and 7am and it is done by early afternoon. If every flake sticks I think this could be a 3-6/4-8 inch type snowfall assuming the track is as close to the coast as the NAM shows.These are the numbers I’m tossing around in my head at the moment. If it is more suppressed then snow amounts would be in a lower range. We will be looking at this carefully and probably will come out with something definitive forecast wise on Friday.

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