*UPDATED* COMPLEX STORM HAS STARTED, WATCH OUT FOR MORNING COMMUTE; ROCKLAND, NEW YORK, NORTHEAST

11:28 UPDATE- Storm is now over and roads and walkways are covered in ice, strong arctic winds pervade throughout night.

WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 5 PM

Clarkstown Schools are closed.

Orangetown Schools are closed.

North Rockland Schools are closed.

Nanuet School District is closed.

Rockland Community College plans to open at 12 P.M.

The long announced snow has started to fall in New York.

Big fluffy snowflakes started to hit south Rockland around 8A.M. Reports down south of icy patches from law enforcement and other professionals were reported overnight.

This is a complex storm is moving across the East coast, lower New York saw trace to no amounts of snowfall overnight. New York’s snowfall started at 8A.M., its possible for snow to fall at a rate of over 1 inch per hour.

Temperature is currently 15 degrees Fahrenheit with 6ESE mph wind. Temperatures will slowly creep up to 23 degrees Fahrenheit with a 7 ESE by 12P.M. Morning temperatures feel more like 12-16 degrees.

Rush hour commutes were not severely affected before 8A.M. Snow has begun to fall and is expected to be replaced/intermixed with sheets of sleet and rain later in the day.

This storm has been unpredictable to forecast, updates as available.

Motorist are advised to use caution due to slippery conditions and quick ice formation.

Be prepared for reduced visibility due to downpour and atmospheric changes.

Meteorologists are expecting a slight build up of ice to form on powerlines and trees.

Snowfall accumulation in Rockland is presently downgraded to 2 inches, with some regions expected to have slightly more snowfall. 

Expect the brunt of the storm in lower Hudson Valley between 8A.M.-12P.M.

Storm advisory in effect until 5P.M.

Due to the complex nature of the storm the morning snow fall is expected to alternate from snow to rain and sleet,  sleet and snow expected to taper off by noon. Rains may follow into the afternoon.

The winter storm will spread rain across the southeastern US while snow and ice falls covers lower Midwest to the shores of New England.

The heaviest snow will fall across interior New England with upwards of 6 inches accumulating in New York, Vermont and Maine.

Some airlines began canceling flights scheduled for Wednesday on yesterday afternoon in anticipation for the winter weather.

 

Check back for updates.

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According to Accuweather there is good news, today is a “Low” day for allergies.

Stay safe and enjoy the snow while you can.

 

National Weather Service

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