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Slippery Sunday 🧊
Hello again 👋
Thanks for joining me for a fun Thursday evening on Twitter, filled with predictions, percentages, and a particularly creative snow day song from the 🌽wall superintendent.
I hope you enjoyed your snow day! Now, it’s onto the next one…
The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Weather Advisory for freezing rain on Sunday. It’s going to be really slick out there.
What? Freezing rain, possibly mixed with sleet.
When? Starting on Sunday morning, between 5:00 - 8:00 am, and ending by mid-to-late afternoon as temperatures rise above freezing.
How much? A light to moderate glaze of ice, with accretion of a tenth to a quarter of an inch.
Impact? Extremely treacherous road / sidewalk / stair conditions, particularly shortly after freezing rain begins on Sunday morning. Consider postponing your travel. Recent icing events in the Northeast have wreaked havoc, let’s not have a repeat! Temperatures should gradually rise above freezing by mid-to-late afternoon Sunday, allowing for some melting. An Arctic cold front will then blast through the region on Sunday night, ushering the coldest air of the winter season so far and causing a refreeze of any standing water. Lingering icy conditions will need to be monitored for the Monday morning commute.
Put another way, if Sunday were a school day, Sunday would be an “ice day”.
On Monday night/Tuesday, a lobe of the polar vortex will sweep across the Northeast, with low temperatures near zero and high temperatures of just 10-15 degrees! 🥶
My weekly weather outlook will be issued on Sunday morning.
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