Saturday, 12 January 2008

Something Stormy This Way Comes...

Looks like there is some interesting weather on the way...

TWC:
O.NEW.KPHI.WS.A.0001.080114T0200Z- 080114T1700Z/
SUSSEX-MORRIS- INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...NEWTON...MORRISTOWN 402 PM EST SAT JAN 12 2008

...WINTER STORM WATCH IN EFFECT FROM SUNDAY EVENING THROUGH MONDAY MORNING...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN MOUNT HOLLY HAS ISSUED A WINTER STORM WATCH, WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM SUNDAY EVENING THROUGH MONDAY MORNING.

SNOW IS ANTICIPATED TO OVERSPREAD THE AREA LATE SUNDAY EVENING, THEN CONTINUE THROUGH MONDAY MORNING. THE SNOW HOWEVER COULD MIX WITH OR BEGIN IN SOME AREAS AS LIGHT RAIN. AS THE STORM INTENSIFIES OFF THE COAST, AND THE PRECIPITATION INTENSITY INCREASES, THE SNOW COULD BECOME HEAVY AT TIMES OVERNIGHT SUNDAY AND EARLY MONDAY MORNING.

THERE IS SOME UNCERTAINTY IN THE EXACT TRACK AND STRENGTH OF THIS STORM. ANY EAST OR WEST SHIFT IN THE STORM TRACK WILL AFFECT THE SNOWFALL AMOUNTS. IN ADDITION, THE SURFACE TEMPERATURES COULD REMAIN RIGHT AROUND FREEZING FOR AWHILE WHICH MAY TEND TO LIMIT THE SNOWFALL ACCUMULATIONS INITIALLY. THERE IS THE POTENTIAL FOR SOME ENHANCED BANDING TO OCCUR, WHICH MEANS HEAVIER SNOWFALL RATES ARE POSSIBLE, HOWEVER THE EXACT PLACEMENT OF THESE FEATURES ARE DIFFICULT TO PINPOINT THIS FAR OUT IN TIME. AT THIS TIME, A TOTAL OF 4 TO 7 INCHES OF SNOW IS POSSIBLE IN THE WATCH AREA. THE BULK OF THE SNOW IS ANTICIPATED TO BE OVER WITH AROUND MIDDAY ON MONDAY, AS THIS STORM SHOULD BE A QUICK MOVER.

A WINTER STORM WATCH MEANS THERE IS A POTENTIAL FOR SIGNIFICANT SNOW, SLEET, OR ICE ACCUMULATIONS THAT MAY IMPACT TRAVEL.

Somehow all these storms seem to delight in arriving on Sunday afternoons or evenings, thus preventing an early arrival at work on Monday. This Monday I don't much care - the payroll process will be nearly painless given the shutdown. A handful of staff that should have been off worked but they all know that they need to clock in to get paid. I doubt that the payroll will take more than an hour to run and so if I get in (worst case scenerio) at noon, it won't matter.

Well, nothing to do but wait anyway!

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