Thursday, November 08, 2012

Storm Pulls Away Today

The storm missed out on Philadelphia by less than 30 miles geographically -- three inches of snow fell in the Trenton area and two inches of snow fell in Lower Makefield last night.  In Central Jersey, they picked up as much as a foot of snow in a couple of isolated locations.  Quoting the NWS from their morning forecast discussion -- snowfall placement is all about location, location, location sometimes...and in yesterday's coastal storm the storm wasn't able to push enough moisture back west into the city to overcome the lower and mid level dry air in place over Pennsylvania -- the result was very little snow here, lots of snow to our east.

Temperatures this morning are in the 30's in New Jersey -- coolest this morning where it did in fact snow.  It's in the 40's in Philadelphia and most of the western suburbs out there. A decent, stiff breeze is in place out there across the region with north breezes at or over 10 mph.  Those will increase through the day today as the low pulls away through the day, with north and northwest breezes at 12-18 mph, higher gusts at the Shore.

Skies are cloudy to start today but will transition to a mix of clouds and sun this afternoon through the region.  Highs will range from the lower 40's in those snow covered locations east of the city to the upper 40's, perhaps even near 50, in the city and points west.  It will be a chilled day but not as cold as yesterday...and the beginning of a marked warmup over the next several days.