Pre-Valentine Snowstorm May Be A Dud For New York’s Southern Tier
It seems that the massive nor'easter that was hyped up over the weekend may be nothing more than typical winter snow for virtually all of the Southern Tier.
Over the weekend, forecasts were calling for anywhere from eight inches of snow to a foot of snow for most of the Southern Tier with the possibility of power outages and all of the other things that come with a substantial amount of snow.
Sometime during the late Sunday night, and early Monday morning hours, those forecast predictions changed.
The National Weather Service has dropped the Winter Storm Watch that had previously been scheduled for 7:00 p.m. Monday, February 12 through 1:00 p.m. on Tuesday, February 13. Instead, the region is under a Winter Storm Advisory from midnight Tuesday, February 13 through 1:00 p.m. on Tuesday the 13th.
While different weather sources have varying amounts of snow predictions, all can agree that it is highly unlikely that the Southern Tier will see the 8 to 12 inches of snow many forecasters believed over the weekend we would get.
According to Weather Underground, the Southern Tier is likely to see between 2 and 4 inches of snow from midnight Tuesday to 1:00 p.m. Tuesday.
AccuWeather predicts the area will get 3-6 inches of snow later tonight through early tomorrow morning while The Weather Channel is leaning more toward 2-4 inches of snow before the end of the day on Tuesday.
The National Weather Service says that the heaviest snow has shifted to the south which is what prompted the cancellation of the Winter Storm Watch and also believes that it is most likely that the Southern Tier region will see a total accumulation of 2-4 inches of snow which could impact the morning commute but which is substantially less than the near foot of snow forecasted over the weekend.
However, the National Weather Service in Binghamton is predicting that the Binghamton area will likely get 6 inches of snow by the end of the storm, while areas to the north of Binghjamton are likely to see much less. On the other hand, areas south of Binghamton, such as Montrose, still have the potential for up to a foot of snow.
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