York County under High Wind Warning
As the storm pulls away Sunday night, the wind will settle down for a couple of hours before intensifying during the day Monday. The strongest gusts come Monday afternoon before ever so slowly diminishing. York County is under High Wind Warning where gusts could reach 60 mph. For the rest of the state a Wind Advisory with gusts 40-50 mph is possible. The higher peaks of the mountains could see gusts 70 mph plus.
The wind will remain stiff through Tuesday and Wednesday, then diminish during the day on Thursday. Our next calm day appears to be Friday.
With all the wind comes the risk of power outages. For the north country, blowing and drifting snow will be an issue through the week. For travelers, box trucks and 18-wheelers are at risk for accidents on the highways. Give them plenty of space.
A good website to watch through the next few days is the Mount Washington Observatory for some impressive readings.
Then the chill comes...
Once the arctic front kicks through on Monday, wind chill indices head for the basement, and will stay that way through Thursday.
Wednesday morning appears to be the coldest.
Thursday will be the last day of frigid conditions before the wind shuts down and temperatures modify on Friday.
After storm passes, a dry week ahead
For Monday, the north and mountains may pick up an additional 1-3" of snow in the form of snow squalls and showers before precipitation ends by Monday evening. A weak storm skirts across the MidAtlantic and southern New England Wednesday night into Thursday, which could bring some flurries to York County. Our next storm appears to impact the region Saturday, which for now appears to be yet another mixed precipitation event. Stay tuned for updates on that during the week.
Outlook through Friday
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