The brisk northwest winds continued around a huge storm system in Newfoundland, and after snow showers in the morning, skies were mostly sunny in the afternoon, as cold, very dry air pushed southward from eastern Canada, with highs in the low 20’s. Lakeeffect snows stayed to the west, over western New York. An Alberta clipper tracked eastward from central Illinois early in the morning to southern Ohio by evening. Very cold, very dry arctic air was in place over the Northeast, with a low of 22 degrees below zero at Saranac Lake in the Adirondacks.
The air was so dry that it took all morning for snow to get from north central Pennsylvania to the central Southern Tier, finally reaching the Cooperstown area during the early afternoon.
Snow continued through the evening and overnight, with 6” to 8” of snow across our region.
Mark Hanok is an Otegobased meteorologist. You can visit him on the World Wide Web at http://members. aol.com/weathergazette.