Statement as of 8:53 PM EST on December 31, 2007
... A fast moving storm will bring snow to ring in the New Year
followed by windy and colder conditions with snow squalls and
areas of lake effect snow into Wednesday...
... Winter Storm Warning in effect from 5 am Tuesday to 3 PM EST
... Winter Storm Watch no longer in effect...
The National Weather Service in State College has issued a Winter
Storm Warning... which is in effect from 5 am Tuesday to 3 PM EST
Wednesday. The Winter Storm Watch is no longer in effect.
Snow showers and locally heavy snow squalls will accompany a cold
front as it arrives shortly before dawn Tuesday morning. South
winds will increase to 2o to 30 mph... causing poor visibility with
areas of blowing and drifting snow. 2 to 3 inches of accumulation
is expected with this first round of snow.
Snow showers... heavy at times... will continue from late Tuesday
morning through Wednesday afternoon... with continued blowing and
drifting snow as west to northwest winds gust between 30 and 40
mph. Near whiteout conditions may occur at times with significant
By late Wednesday afternoon... total snow accumulations should
range from 6 to 10 inches in many areas... with locally higher
amounts in the favored lake effect snow belt of northwest Warren
County... and on the ridges of Somerset County.