We are expecting an ice storm overnight tonight. We were supposed to get just snow but now the forecast has been changed to ice. Pretty sure school will be closed tomorrow. Worked most of the week and have tomorrow off. This week was a struggle with Sarah not feeling well and myself not feeling well. I feel better now and Sarah does also. I put her back on her insulin pump and she is doing pretty good with it. The nurse is impressed with Sarah's knowledge of how to work it. She is of course supervised. We had a holiday decorating contest at work and the decorating this year sure went to a whole new level. One unit was a Funky Monkey Christmas. Another did a Hawaiian theme as well as the Nutritional Services dept. There was also a Gingerbread Lane and a Polar Express theme. I will try and remember to bring my camera this weekend to take pictures. I just have to make sure I don't photograph any residents. Against work policy of course for privacy of residents.
... WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 1 PM EST FRIDAY...
A WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 1 PM EST FRIDAY.
A SIGNIFICANT WINTER STORM WILL AFFECT THE CENTRAL AND EASTERN MOHAWK VALLEY... SCHOHARIE VALLEY... GREATER CAPITAL DISTRICT... LAKE GEORGE SARATOGA REGION... NORTHERN TACONICS AND ALL OF SOUTHERN VERMONT FROM LATE THIS MORNING INTO FRIDAY AFTERNOON.
SIGNIFICANT ACCUMULATIONS OF ICE... SLEET AND SNOW ARE EXPECTED ACROSS THE WARNING AREA... WITH ONE HALF TO ONE INCH OF ICE ACCRETION POSSIBLE FROM THE CAPITAL REGION AND SCHOHARIE VALLEY NORTH INTO THE SARATOGA REGION... AS WELL AS ACROSS SOUTHERN VERMONT. THERE IS THE POTENTIAL FOR WIDESPREAD POWER OUTAGES ACROSS THIS REGION... AS WELL AS PROPERTY DAMAGE DUE TO FALLING TREE LIMBS. TRAVEL WILL ALSO BECOME HAZARDOUS.
IN ADDITION TO THE ICE... SNOW AND SLEET ACCUMULATIONS OF 1 TO 6 INCHES ARE ALSO POSSIBLE... WHICH WOULD ONLY EXACERBATE THE ICING PROBLEM. THE HEAVIEST SNOWFALL AMOUNTS WILL OCCUR IN THE MOHAWK AND SCHOHARIE VALLEY REGIONS WHERE 3 TO 6 INCHES WILL FALL..WHILE 1 TO 3 INCHES OF SNOW AND SLEET WILL ACCUMULATE RIGHT IN THE GREATER CAPITAL DISTRICT AS WELL AS SOUTHERN VERMONT.
FREEZING RAIN AND SLEET WILL BECOME HEAVY AT TIMES THROUGH THE OVERNIGHT AND OCCASIONALLY MIX WITH A LITTLE SNOW... ESPECIALLY NORTH OF ALBANY. PRECIPITATION WILL BE MAINLY FREEZING RAIN AND SLEET TONIGHT... ESPECIALLY FROM THE CAPITAL REGION NORTH AND EAST INTO SARATOGA AND SOUTHERN VERMONT. THE PRECIPITATION WILL CHANGE BACK TO SNOW FRIDAY MORNING... WITH SEVERAL ADDITIONAL INCHES OF SNOW ACCUMULATION POSSIBLE.
THE FREEZING RAIN IS THE RESULT OF A LOW PRESSURE SYSTEM OVER WESTERN NORTH CAROLINA THIS EVENING... WHICH WILL STRENGTHEN AS IT TRACKS NORTHEAST NEAR... OR JUST TO THE EAST OF THE INTERSTATE 95 CORRIDOR. THIS STORM WILL REACH THE BOSTON AREA BY LATE FRIDAY.
A WINTER STORM WARNING MEANS SIGNIFICANT AMOUNTS OF SNOW... SLEET... AND ICE ARE EXPECTED OR OCCURRING. STRONG WINDS ARE ALSO POSSIBLE. THIS WILL MAKE TRAVEL VERY HAZARDOUS OR IMPOSSIBLE.