Above: It wasn't a white Christmas this year in the Catskills. Photo of a Delaware County dairy farm on Christmas Eve this year by Mark Zilberman, via the Watershed Post Flickr Pool.
After an oddly snow-less winter so far, Mother Nature is going to make up for it tonight. The National Weather Service has issued a winter weather advisory for the entire Catskills region warning of a storm that will roll in this evening and dump up to 6 inches of snow on high elevations. Wet stuff will begin to fall around 8pm, and will last until morning.
Here are the warnings:
Winter Weather Advisory In Effect From Midnight Tonight To Noon EST Thursday... The National Weather Service In Albany Has Issued A Winter Weather Advisory For Snow And Freezing Rain...Which Is In Effect From Midnight Tonight To Noon EST Thursday. * Locations...Western New England...And All Of Eastern New York Excluding The Southern Adirondacks. * Hazard Types...Snow...Sleet And Freezing Rain. * Accumulations...1 To 6 Inches Of Snow Accumulation With Up To Two Tenths Of An Inch Of Ice Accretion. * Timing...Midnight Tonight Into Thursday Morning. * Impacts...Hazardous Travel Conditions. * Winds...Northeast 5 To 15 Mph With Gusts Up To 25 Mph. * Temperatures...Rising From The Mid 20S And Lower 30S Tonight Into The Mid To Upper 30S Late Thursday Morning.
.Mix Of Snow And Sleet Will Arrive Tonight... ...Winter Weather Advisory In Effect From 8 PM This Evening To 11 AM EST Thursday... The National Weather Service In Binghamton Has Issued A Winter Weather Advisory For Snow, Sleet, And Spotty Freezing Rain...Which Is In Effect From 8 PM This Evening To 11 AM EST Thursday. * Locations...Mainly East Of Interstate 81. * Hazards...Snow, Sleet, And A Brief Period Of Freezing Rain Early Thursday. * Accumulations...Most Areas Will Receive 1 To 2 Inches Of Snow And Sleet, With High Elevations In The Catskills Region Receiving 2 To 4 Inches Of Snow. The Snow Will Melt Quickly When Rain Arrives Late Morning. * Timing...Mixed Precipitation Will Spread Across The Region From West To East Between 8 PM And 11 PM, And Continue Overnight. * Temperatures...Between 30 And 33 Degrees, Rising Into The Mid 30S By Late Thursday Morning. * Winds...East At 7 To 12 Mph. * Impacts...Snow, Sleet, And Freezing Rain Will Lead To Slow Travel And Slippery Conditions.