Posted Saturday AM, March 12, 2022
The steadiest and heaviest snow has shifted off to the east as of 8:00 AM. Temperatures are generally in the low-20s this morning and will not likely get much warmer than around 24° this afternoon. Expect the wind to pick up out of the northwest becoming 15 to 18 mph. Gusts can get as high as 30 mph. Wind chills today will feel like single digits.
Despite some peaks of sun today, we can also expect to see some occasional bursts of snow as bands of lake effect showers and squalls set up in that northwest flow. These can quickly cause reductions in visibility and put down additional small accumulations where they occur. Those gusty winds will also cause drifting and blowing snow.
I’ve not seen many snow reports coming in this morning but generally, it looks like most areas in the Valley received about 5″. I measured 5.5-inches on my deck and the few reports I did see reported similar amounts.
Our weather will improve somewhat on Sunday. It will still be breezy tomorrow with winds out of the south but temperatures will warm to the low-40s after a very cold start in the morning. We’ll also have better chances of seeing some occasional sun tomorrow.
The snow won’t stick around long. By Tuesday temperatures will be back up to the mid-50s. The rest of the week looks more springlike.