Very cold tonight with additional flurries and squalls

A fast moving clipper system left behind a fluffy, powdery, and quickly accumulating snowfall. The average reports we are receiving show 2 to 3 inches of snow across the region, with locally higher amounts up to 4 or 5 inches. These high totals happened because of how cold the atmosphere is above us. We were able to squeeze out a lot more snow than normal from just a little bit of liquid water with this storm system.

Tonight the snow has stopped, while the winds have stayed gusty. We will drop to around 10° tomorrow morning and the winds will continue to be an issue through the daytime hours. Highs tomorrow struggle to reach the low 20s.

Temperatures will continue to stay well below through the first week of 2018. New Year’s Eve festivities will be extremely cold outside (especially when you factor in the breeze), so if you do plan on watching any of the many infamous drops in the Midstate, take caution and stay warm!

The rest of next week remains cold with highs below 32º. There may be a few more opportunities for snow showers too by the end of the week as the cold air stays locked in place.

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