Rockland County Winter Storm Warning: Prepare for Significant Snowfall

Overview: A significant winter storm is approaching Rockland County, expected to impact the region from late Shabbos afternoon into Sunday. Low pressure will track towards the Mid Atlantic region on Shabbos and then southeast of the area, strengthening Motzei Shabbos into Sunday morning.

Hazards & Impacts:

  • Wintry Precipitation: Portions of Rockland County, are under a Winter Storm Watch.
  • Total Snowfall: Anticipate 6 to 8 inches of snow, with a reasonable worst-case scenario of 12 inches, characterized by wet snow.
  • Snowfall Rates: Expect snowfall rates of approximately 1 inch per hour.
  • Temperatures: Temperatures will range from the upper 20s to lower 30s.
  • Impacts: Hazardous road conditions are expected with snow-covered roads. Scattered downed tree limbs and wires are likely.

Friday: Friday will serve as the calm before the storm with sunny skies and a high of 36 degrees, although it will feel more like 30 due to gusty winds reaching up to 20 miles per hour.

Shabbos: Snow is likely to begin on Shabbos afternoon, with temperatures peaking at 36 degrees. Expect periods of rain and snow on Motzei Shabbos. Overnight temperatures will hover in the mid-thirties, accompanied by northeast winds of 10 to 20 mph. There is a possibility of 6-10 inches of snow accumulation.

Sunday: Sunday will start with a mix of rain and snow, transitioning to snow showers in the afternoon. Temperatures will remain in the mid-thirties, with an additional one to two inches of snow accumulation expected before the storm tapers out by nightfall.

Stay safe and prepared for this approaching winter storm. Monitor local updates and take necessary precautions.

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