Buffalo sets new snow record, while new storm brews for East
Wednesday, February 17, 2016, 5:45 - The strong storm system that was over the eastern third of the nation will continue tracking northward into Canada on Wednesday, giving way to much calmer conditions across the storm-battered region.
After all of the snow, ice, and rain over the eastern U.S. on Tuesday, folks across the east can expect much better conditions to settle in for the remainder of the week with a large ridge of high pressure governing the weather pattern.
UPDATED WINTER FORECAST: Find out what the rest of the season has in store!
The expansive winter storm bore down on the U.S. East Coast earlier this week, scuttling almost 1,600 flights across Washington, North Carolina and New York and forcing the New York City Office of Emergency Management to issue a travel advisory for Monday and Tuesday, warning residents about potentially slick roads and possible coastal flooding.
The vast storm stretched to western parts of Pennsylvania and New York. Buffalo, New York, received 8.9 inches of snowfall on Tuesday, beating the city’s old record of snow for the date, which was 6.6 inches in 1993. Rochester, meanwhile, saw up to 18.3 inches of snow, moving it into 7th place for snowiest 1-day snowfall on record.
THE NEXT BIG ONE
Meanwhile, we’re keeping a close eye on a developing system that could bring heavy snow to the Northeast, once again.
A strong low-pressure system is forecast to develop off the Gulf and push north and eastward late this week and into the weekend. Models are still in some disagreeance in terms of track and intensity, but there is high potential for another round of heavy snow for heavily populated areas, forewarn forecasters.
“The most likely threat with that system is high winds (in excess of 40mph) over the Northern Great Plains and Great Lakes,” the CPC notes in a summery. “As the system moves eastward, southerly flow on the eastern flank is likely to result in heavy snow across northern New York and New England, with snows ending early Saturday.”
The remnant cold from that system is likely to remain over the Southeast and Southern Plains, bringing the threat of severe storms early next week into mid-week.
With the system still about a week out, it’s too early to determine how severe the storms could get across the Southeast. However, heavy rains, up to 3 inches locally, are expected to spread from the Gulf Coast, eastward to the Carolinas and other East Coast states by the middle of next week, according to the CPC.
Watch the video below for more details on this developing storm and be sure to check back to theweathernetwork.com for updates.