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FXUS61 KOKX 090258

Area Forecast Discussion
National Weather Service New York NY
958 PM EST Thu Dec 8 2016

A cold front will move across Friday afternoon. High pressure
will builds over the area Saturday and Saturday night, then slowly
retreat to the northeast early next week. A stationary front will
set up south of Long Island by late Sunday and remains into Monday
night, as a wave of low pressure rides along it. High pressure
will build in Tuesday and Tuesday night, followed by a coastal low
passing to the southeast Wednesday and Wednesday night.


Brisk W-NW flow and mostly clear skies outside of a bit of
lake streamer strato-cu. Temps tonight should fall to just below
freezing in NYC (and at Central Park for the first time since
April 10th), and into the 20s elsewhere. Wind chills will be in
the teens and 20s.


Brisk NW flow will continue, gusting to 35 mph at times. Another
weak shortwave/cold front will move across Friday afternoon,
reinforcing the cold air already in place. Low level flow off Lake
Ontario should bring instability clouds, also scattered snow
showers well north/west of NYC and flurries elsewhere. Highs
across the area should remain in the 30s, which at Central Park
would be the first time since March 4th that the temperature
failed to break 40. This would also be the 2nd longest stretch on
record at the park with highs 40 or greater. Meanwhile wind
chills will be in the teens to near 20.

Clearing skies expected Fri night, but remaining brisk and cold,
with lows 15-20 well inland and across the Long Island Pine
Barrens, and 20-25 elsewhere. Wind chills will again be mainly in
the teens.


A weak northern stream shortwave passes on Saturday, the atmosphere
above 700 hPa will be to dry to support any measurable
precipitation, however some stray flurries cannot be completely
ruled out. Highs Saturday were based on a blend of MAV/MET/ECS
guidance, NAM 2-meter temperatures and a mix down from775-750 hPa
per BUFKIT soundings. Highs should be around 5-10 degrees below

Zonal flow sets up aloft Saturday night, and with no shortwaves
forecast to be embedded in the flow, it should be dry. Lows Saturday
night were based on a blend of MAV/MET guidance and NAM 2-meter
temperatures and should be around 5 degrees below normal.

For Sunday-Monday night the models are coming into better agreement
that fast zonal flow will produce a weaker/flatter (more sheared)
system moving in from the Intermountain West starting Sunday
morning. The reduced amplification will result in weaker warm
advection ahead of the system, with the warm front now likely
staying S of Long Island through the event, with a secondary low
tracking to the S of Long Island along the front. Northern stream
ridging ahead of the system will support the forming of a high over
SE Canada which should server as a source for low level cold air by
Monday (NE- E flow over the region - typical of a cold air damming

In terms of sensible weather, the aforementioned shortwave ridging
passing to the north Sunday should hold off anything other than very
light precipitation into Sunday afternoon - with snow across the
interior and rain elsewhere. The precipitation will become more
widespread and steady Sunday night and should chance to all snow
from N to S Sunday evening across the Tri-State. Snow continues into
Monday, with precipitation mixing with then changing to rain over
Long Island and at least Southern portions of NYC and maybe coastal
SW CT Monday morning and then to all rain Monday afternoon, except
for maybe far Northern portions of the CWA where a rain/snow mix
could linger. Precipitation should taper off from W to E Monday
night as the low exits to the southeast of Cape Cod mainly as Snow
N of Long Island Sound and Rain to the south.

Northern Stream ridging builds in Tuesday then exits to the east
Tuesday night, keeping things dry.

The extended forecast then becomes uncertain Wednesday/Wednesday
night in terms of timing/track of a coastal low passing to the
southeast. It should be cold enough for interior regions to see
mainly snow (if they see any precipitation) and coastal areas a
wintry mix. There is also some question on how cold it will be on
Wednesday - which plays into precipitation type.

Thursday should be dry and cold on WNW-NW flow aloft. The degree of
cold is in question - with the GFS having 850 hPa temperatures at or
below -18C and the ECMWF at or below -10C. This is the difference
between highs mid 30s to around 40 ECMWF and around 20-mid 20s GFS.
There is more evidence pointing towards the colder vice warmer edge
of the things, so weighed more towards the GFS (temperatures mainly
in the mid-upper 20s). Gusty NW winds should produce wind chills
Thursday afternoon from around 10 degrees across the northern
interior to lower-mid teens across urban NE NJ/NYC/Long Island.


High pressure then builds through Friday.

VFR through the TAF period.

NW winds continue through tonight. Gusty winds will continue
tonight before relaxing somewhat overnight. Gusts could become
more occasional overnight. Gusts may hold off until after 05Z for
some of the outlying terminals.

Winds and gusts will increase after sunrise Friday with gusts 25
to 30 kt late morning into the afternoon.

     NY Metro Enhanced Aviation Weather Support...

Detailed information, including hourly TAF wind component forecasts,
can be found at: http:/

KJFK TAF Comments: Wind direction will stay left of 310 magnetic
through this evening. Gusts may be more occasional.

KLGA TAF Comments: Wind direction will stay left of 310 magnetic
through this evening. Gusts may be more occasional.

KEWR TAF Comments: Wind direction will stay left of 310 magnetic
through this evening. Gusts may be more occasional.

KTEB TAF Comments: Gusts may be more occasional.

KHPN TAF Comments: Gusts may be more occasional.

KISP TAF Comments: Gusts may be more occasional.

.Friday afternoon...Flurries or snow showers possible mainly NW
of NYC metro. NW winds G20-30KT. 
.Sunday...Mainly VFR. Chance of light snow late.
.Sunday night and Monday...MVFR or IFR in snow Sunday night,
changing to mixed precipitation near the coast on Monday. 
.Tuesday...Mainly VFR.


SCA in effect for all waters. There could be a few gusts up to 35
kt on the ocean and Eastern Li Sound late tonight. Gale Watch has
been issued for the ocean for Friday into Friday night as
potential for gales increases. Winds should gradually diminish Fri
night, with SCA conds remaining only on the ocean and the eastern
Sound/bays after midnight.

SCA conditions should return to all waters on Saturday, and remain
on the coastal ocean waters into Saturday night. Winds should
subside to 10 kt or less on all waters Sunday morning, then
increase to 10-15 kt by Sunday night and remain so over the ocean
waters through Tuesday. There is a chance for gusts to around 25
kt on the coastal ocean waters Sunday afternoon and night. On the
non-ocean waters winds should be 10 kt or less Monday-Tuesday,
except maybe reaching 15 kt over eastern Long Island sound on


There is the potential for 0.5-1 inches of liquid equivalent
precipitation from late Sunday into Sunday night.


New York City NOAA Weather Radio NWR transmitter KWO-35 is back in

Central Park (NYC) observations (METAR) are still unavailable
due to an area power outage.


MARINE...Small Craft Advisory until 6 AM EST Saturday for ANZ330-335-
     Gale Watch from 6 AM EST Friday through late Friday night for 
     Small Craft Advisory until 6 AM EST Friday for ANZ350-353-355.


NEAR TERM...Goodman
SHORT TERM...Goodman

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