NOAA is calling for a major winter storm to impact the Eastern USA this weekend.
The storm will produce a swath of heavy snow from parts of the Ohio Valley northeastward into the Northeast with very heavy snow from New York State into Northern Maine through Sunday afternoon. - NOAA today
NOAA has issued a copious amount of Winter Storm Warnings (PINK above).
The East Coast is having a strong snowfall year with Jay Peak, VT reporting 200″ of snowfall this season to date.
- Jay Peak, VT has 6-18″ of snow forecast on Sunday via a Winter Storm Warning.
* WHAT...Heavy snow and blowing snow. Total snow accumulations will range from 12 to 18 inches, with locally higher amounts in the mountains. - NOAA Burlington, VT today
- Snowshoe, WV has 2-5″ of snow forecast on Sunday via a Winter Weather Advisory.
Total snow accumulations of 2 to 5 inches can be expected. - NOAA Charleston, WV today
...Major winter storm expected to move rapidly across the Ohio/Tennessee Valleys into the Northeast producing heavy snow, heavy rain, and rain/freezing rain... . ..Severe weather and flash flooding are possible in the Central/Eastern Gulf Coast... ...Heavy lake effect snow possible over parts of the Upper Peninsula of Michigan... A strong storm over the Ohio/Tennessee Valleys will move northeastward to the Gulf of Maine by Sunday evening. The storm will produce a swath of heavy snow from parts of the Ohio Valley northeastward into the Northeast with very heavy snow from New York State into Northern Maine through Sunday afternoon. Light snow will continue over Upstate New York to Northern Maine through Monday. Showers and thunderstorms will develop along and ahead of the associated front over the Eastern Gulf Coast into the Southeast that will move off the Southeast Coast by Sunday morning. Rain will also develop over parts of the Southern/Central Appalachians into the Mid-Atlantic and parts of the Southeast that will move off the Mid-Atlantic Coast by Sunday afternoon. Rain will move into Southern New England overnight Saturday moving off the Maine Coast by Sunday evening. Between the rain and snow, a swath of rain/freezing rain will develop over parts of the Ohio Valley into the Northern Mid-Atlantic ending over the Ohio Valley overnight Saturday. Overnight Saturday the area of rain/freezing rain will move northward into parts of New England into Northern Appalachians. The rain/freezing rain will end over New England overnight Sunday. In the wake of the storm, lake effect snow will develop downwind from the Great Lakes through Monday. Heavy lake effect snow will develop over parts of the Upper Peninsula of Michigan through late Sunday night.
Winter Storm Warning for Jay Peak, VT
URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE National Weather Service Burlington VT 306 PM EST Sat Jan 19 2019 Eastern Clinton-Southeastern St. Lawrence-Southern Franklin- Western Clinton-Western Essex-Eastern Essex-Grand Isle- Western Franklin-Orleans-Essex-Western Chittenden-Lamoille- Caledonia-Washington-Western Addison-Orange-Western Rutland- Windsor-Eastern Franklin-Eastern Chittenden-Eastern Addison- Eastern Rutland- Including the cities of Plattsburgh, Star Lake, Saranac Lake, Tupper Lake, Dannemora, Lake Placid, Port Henry, Ticonderoga, Alburgh, South Hero, St. Albans, Newport, Island Pond, Burlington, Johnson, Stowe, St. Johnsbury, Montpelier, Middlebury, Vergennes, Bradford, Randolph, Rutland, Springfield, White River Junction, Enosburg Falls, Richford, Underhill, Bristol, Ripton, East Wallingford, and Killington ...WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 4 PM EST SUNDAY... * WHAT...Heavy snow and blowing snow. Total snow accumulations will range from 12 to 18 inches, with locally higher amounts in the mountains. * WHERE...All of Vermont. The northern Adirondacks and Champlain Valley in New York. * WHEN...Until 4 PM EST Sunday. * ADDITIONAL DETAILS...Travel will be hazardous. Snowfall rates of 1 to 2 inches per hour are expected late tonight into Sunday morning. Areas of blowing snow could significantly reduce visibility, below one-quarter mile, especially during the day on Sunday. Temperatures will also be near zero across northern areas, with dangerously cold wind chills of 10 to 20 below zero tonight through Sunday.
Winter Weather Advisory for Snowshoe, WV
URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE National Weather Service Charleston WV 805 PM EST Sat Jan 19 2019 Northwest Pocahontas-Southeast Pocahontas-Southeast Randolph- Including the cities of Snowshoe, Marlinton, and Harman ...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 3 PM EST SUNDAY... * WHAT...Rain will change to snow by dawn Sunday morning. Total snow accumulations of 2 to 5 inches can be expected. Gusty winds 40 to 50 mph will accompany the snow, creating for whiteout conditions at times. In addition, wind chill values of -5 to -15 will develop Sunday, with values of -20 degrees above 3500 feet. * WHERE...Southeast Pocahontas, Southeast Randolph and Northwest Pocahontas Counties. * WHEN...Continuing through Sunday. * ADDITIONAL DETAILS...Plan on slippery road conditions. In particular, roads will quickly become treacherous, as temperatures plummet through the teens in wind blown snow early Sunday. Gusty winds could bring down tree branches. The cold wind chills could result in hypothermia if precautions are not taken.