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Northampton

Winter Storm Warning:

Issued at: 12:52 PM EST on January 26, 2015, expires at: 3:00 PM EST on January 27, 2015
  • ...Winter Storm Warning remains in effect until 3 PM EST Tuesday...
  • accumulations...snow accumulation of 6 to 10 inches.
  • Hazard types...heavy snow with blowing and drifting.
  • Snow accumulations...6 to 10 inches.
  • Timing...light snow this afternoon will slow the evening commute. The brunt of the storm begins later this evening... then eventually winds down Tuesday morning.
  • Impacts...could be a major impact on travel especially tonight through Tuesday morning... with blowing and drifting snow increasing late Monday and Tuesday.
  • Winds...north 10 to 15 mph with gusts up to 25 mph.
  • Temperatures...in the lower 20s.
  • Visibility...one quarter mile or less at times. Precautionary/preparedness actions... A Winter Storm Warning means significant amounts of snow... sleet...and ice are expected or occurring. Strong winds are also possible. This will make travel very hazardous or impossible.

Local Forecast Discussion

Today: Colder with occasional snow and flurries; slick spots & windy late. High: 26

Tonight: Windy with snow of varying rates, untreated roads and sidewalks will be slick. Low: 23

Tuesday: Snow during the morning will taper off in the p.m.; windy and cold; total accumulations generally 6-12 inches (higher amounts to the east, lesser to the west). High: 27 Low: 12

***Winter Storm Warning in effect most of the viewing area through at least Tuesday afternoon***

***Winter Weather Advisory in effect for areas west of the Lehigh Valley into Tuesday afternoon***

The first of two rounds of snow started up late Sunday night as a clipper system moved in from the west. This clipper system will continue effect the region with snow through Monday afternoon when the energy shifts off the coast to a developing low.

Through Monday afternoon most locations will receive a general 2 to 4 inches of snow with lesser amounts to the northeast and higher amounts southwest. Highs on Monday will only reach the mid 20s. As the low off the coast rapidly strengthens Monday night look for the second round of snow to begin.

This second round is associated with the deepening Nor'easter which will bring snow (some of it heavy) to the area Monday night into Tuesday afternoon. Snowfall totals from both rounds will vary from 4 inches in the west parts of the viewing area to well over a foot of snow in New Jersey (see snowfall map below).

The snow will taper Tuesday afternoon and evening from west to east, but as the snow is tapering look for the winds to increase. Highs on Tuesday will once again be in the mid and upper 20s. That's where highs will be yet again on Wednesday with mostly sunny skies.

Please stay tuned for the very latest information on this developing Nor'easter. Due to the location of this storm system minor fluctuations in the storm's position and track could significantly impact parts of our viewing area.


 
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Northampton

Winter Storm Warning:

Issued at: 12:52 PM EST on January 26, 2015, expires at: 3:00 PM EST on January 27, 2015
  • ...Winter Storm Warning remains in effect until 3 PM EST Tuesday...
  • accumulations...snow accumulation of 6 to 10 inches.
  • Hazard types...heavy snow with blowing and drifting.
  • Snow accumulations...6 to 10 inches.
  • Timing...light snow this afternoon will slow the evening commute. The brunt of the storm begins later this evening... then eventually winds down Tuesday morning.
  • Impacts...could be a major impact on travel especially tonight through Tuesday morning... with blowing and drifting snow increasing late Monday and Tuesday.
  • Winds...north 10 to 15 mph with gusts up to 25 mph.
  • Temperatures...in the lower 20s.
  • Visibility...one quarter mile or less at times. Precautionary/preparedness actions... A Winter Storm Warning means significant amounts of snow... sleet...and ice are expected or occurring. Strong winds are also possible. This will make travel very hazardous or impossible.
 
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