STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. — Whereas Staten Island and the remainder of the New York Metropolis space prevented the wrath of Winter Storm Elliot, the identical can’t be stated for elements of upstate New York.
Regardless of already receiving a reported 12 inches or so of snow, Buffalo can anticipate a minimum of one other three to 4 ft by means of the remainder of the Christmas weekend thanks largely to ongoing lake-effect snow showers, in response to Wealthy Otto, a meteorologist on the Nationwide Climate Service’s Climate Prediction Middle in Faculty Park, Maryland.
“A number of the precipitation related to [Winter Storm Elliot] has moved off shore and exited New England, except the Nice Lakes,” stated Otto. Along with Buffalo, parts of the state to the east of Lake Ontario, in addition to the Tug Hill Plateau, may also anticipate to build up a number of ft of snow when all is alleged and finished, he added.
“However just some miles north or south of these actually intense spans, the snowfall totals drop off fairly dramatically,” stated Otto. “So for instance, Rochester, which is downwind of Buffalo and a bit bit to the east, they’re solely anticipating about 4 to 6 inches of complete snowfall.”
Moreover, central New York is anticipated to have its coldest Christmas Eve in 30 years, according to Advance/SILive.com sister site Syracuse.com.
NYC WEEKEND FORECAST
Precipitation isn’t doubtless for New York Metropolis and Lengthy Island, however frigid temperatures are anticipated this weekend.
Saturday is anticipated to achieve a excessive of 19 levels on Staten Island, with temperatures dropping to about 13 levels Christmas Eve evening, stated Otto.
Christmas Day will attain a excessive of 27 levels, which is under common for the month of December, in response to Otto.
Sunny situations will endure all through the weekend, according to the National Weather Service.
Whereas the majority of the stronger winds have ended, Saturday can be breezy, with winds of 15 to 25 mph and gusts of 30 to 35 mph, stated Otto.
“However these winds are going to be dying down as we undergo the weekend,” stated Otto. “For Christmas day, it’ll nonetheless be a bit bit breezy, however not fairly as robust.”