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12-16 Inches of Winter Weather Coming Our Way

Nyack, Feb 7 (updated 5p) — The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Storm Watch for Friday through Saturday afternoon with strong winds creating “near blizzard conditions.”

Here are predicted accumulations from the NWS as of 5p Thursday:

Thursday overnight: Less than a half inch.
Friday: 3 to 7 inches.
Friday night: Heavy snow — 8 to 12 inches.
Saturday: Around an inch.

Forecast for Lower Hudson Valley and Western Passaic

  • Hazard types… heavy snow… freezing rain… and strong winds.
  • Accumulations… snow accumulation of 10 to 14 inches… along with around a trace of ice.
  • Winds… north 10 to 20 mph with gusts up to 50 mph.
  • Temperatures… in the upper 20s.
  • Visibilities… one half mile or less at times.
  • Timing… Friday afternoon into early Saturday morning.
  • Impacts… heavy snow and freezing rain will make for dangerous driving conditions. In addition… the heavy snow and strong
  • Winds could result in near blizzard conditions… bringing down some tree limbs… and causing scattered power outages.

Precautionary/preparedness actions: A Winter Storm Watch means there is a potential for significant snow… sleet… or ice accumulations that may impact travel. Continue to monitor the latest forecasts.

Source: National Weather Service, 6:27 AM EST on February 07, 2013

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