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area forecast discussion
national weather service binghamton ny
718 pm edt Sat mar 17 2018
Dry, chilly weather will be with us through Monday, as high
pressure remains in control. We're still watching a potential
east coast storm for Tuesday. At this time, however, it appears
that most of the snow, may miss our region to the south.
Near term until 6 am Sunday morning
Winds will quickly subside after sunset, resulting in rapidly
falling temperatures given the cold, dry air mass in place and
the existing snow cover. The forecast challenge this evening
will be how quickly the temperatures fall.
One potential wild card overnight is whether or not some cloud
debris, currently up over lake superior, ends up making it to ny
and pa. There are conflicting model signals in this regard, but
given the dry nature of the resident air mass, we'll side
towards the less cloud cover scenario. This would also produce a
longer period of radiational cooling, likely leading to some
very cold readings prior to daybreak. For this reason, we
undercut a consensus of higher resolution temperature guidance
by several degrees, and indicated some near zero readings later
tonight over our northeastern zones (oneida, madison, otsego,
and chenango counties). Even hilltop and urban areas should drop
well down into the teens.
Short term 6 am Sunday morning through Monday
250 pm update... Expansive surface high pressure, nosing down
out of central eastern canada, will keep us dry and fairly cold
during this period.
The passage of another weak short-wave and surface trough in the
prevailing NW flow pattern aloft on Sunday, could produce some
patchy cloudiness, especially across our northern zones.
However, that is about all that would alter a clear-partly
cloudy stretch, with persistent below normal temperatures for
mid to late march.
Daytime highs both days should range from the upper 20s-upper
30s, with a few lower 40s possible in the normal milder valleys
of the finger lakes region and nepa. Overnight lows Sunday will
be cold again, generally dropping into the single digits and
Long term Monday night through Saturday
315 pm update...
not much change to the extended forecast.
Latest model guidance continues to suppress a coastal system
just to the south of the area in the Monday night through
Tuesday time period. This trend continues to decrease the
potential for a significant accumulating snowfall in most, if
not all of our forecast area.
Models seem to be coming into better agreement that the steady
precipitation (likely in the form of snow) would be mainly along
and south of i-78 i-80 corridor. There is still some potential
the system could edge north slightly in the coming days,
possibly bringing light snow to most of our NE pa zones and
sullivan county ny (much like the latest 12z canadian model
indicates). There will be a very sharp cutoff of the precipitation
on the north side of this system as cold dry air feeds into it
from a canadian high pressure system to the north. We will have
to keep a close eye on this storm system in the coming days, as
a relatively small shift north (around 100-120 miles) would
allow potentially significant snowfall to move into parts of our
forecast area. Overall confidence remains low to moderate with
this system still.
The first wave moves off the east coast and away from the area|
Tuesday night, then another wave of low pressure develops along
the north carolina coast on Wednesday. All current indications
are that this low pressure system and its associated moisture
will move well off the east coast and away from our area... With
little to no impact mid-week.
At this time, it seems a relatively dry, broad upper level
trough will move into our area for Wednesday, Thursday and
Friday. Skies should be partly to mostly cloudy during this
period, with perhaps a few lake effect flurries around.
Confidence does remain high that temperatures will stay well
below average through the upcoming week. Highs will be mainly in
the upper 20s to 30s, with overnight lows in the teens or lower
20s. This is a solid 10-15 degrees below the seasonal average.
By next Saturday, an anomalous, cold upper level low will be
located over quebec ontario to our north. At the same time
another system with additional moisture will begin approach the
area from the west. This could certainly lead to a period of
snow for next weekend. Temperatures look to remain rather
steady, and below normal, with highs in the 30s and lows in the
Previous discussion below
Latest medium range models are continuing to trend
farther south with the potential mid week winter storm. The
ecmwf is farther south than the GFS which would only give light
amounts of snowfall to the far southeast forecast area. The
ecmwf is a total miss. On Tuesday a mid level wave moves off the
mid atlantic coast with the surface reflection just brushing
the far southeast forecast area. Another wave digging on the
back side of the upper level trough Tuesday night initiates a
secondary surface low off the southeast coast. This system moves
off the southeast coast on Wednesday and remains well south and
east of the local area. This is a very complex system due to
the upper level waves, much uncertainty still exists. Will
continue mention in the hwo but for only much of northeast
pennsylvania and the western catskills. In general have backed
off on the pops Tuesday through Wednesday with low chance pops
northeast pennsylvania and the western catskills with slight
chance elsewhere. Thursday through Saturday looks primarily dry
with a persistent upper level trough over the northeast and high
pressure over eastern canadian.
The extended period will remain cold with lows generally
running in the teens to lower 20s and high in the 30s.
Aviation 23z Saturday through Thursday
High pressure and a very dry atmosphere will yieldVFR
conditions through the next 24 hours.
Winds will be light and variable overnight, then shift to
northwest at 5 to 10 knots Sunday afternoon.
Sunday night through Monday night...VFR.
Tuesday through Thursday... We expect mostlyVFR to continue.
However, there is still a chance of restrictions in snow at kavp
on Tuesday, as a storm system moves by to our south.
Bgm watches warnings advisories
near term... Mlj mwg
short term... Mlj
long term... Mjm rrm
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