National Weather Service Blizzard Advisory, as of 8 a.m. Sunday, Dec. 26
Hazardous blizzard-like snowfall is expected to arrive Sunday afternoon and continue overnight into Monday evening, according to the National Weather Service forecast as of 8 a.m. Sunday, Dec. 26.
In Middletown, snow on Sunday is expected to begin mainly after noon with a high temperature of near 37 degrees. A northeast wind of 11 to 14 miles per hour is predicted to increase to between 20 and 23 mph. Weather forecasters are projecting total daytime snow accumulation this afternoon of 1 to 3 inches.
Tonight, a mix of heavy rain and snow is expected to turn into all snow after 3 a.m. when the low temperatures drop to around 31 degrees. Heavy winds are expected to continue between 29 and 34 mph, with gusts as high as 44 mph. Two to four inches of snow are expected to fall overnight.
The snow is likely to continue Monday up to 2 p.m. with a high temperature near 33 degrees and winds between 25 and 31 mph, and gusts as high as 43 mph. Another 1 to 3 inches of snow is expected to fall Monday.
The National Weather Service is forecasting clear skies by Monday night with a low temperature around 17 degrees, a blustery northwest wind between 21 and 25 mph, and gusts as high as 43 mph.
The NWS advises residents to have the following items on hand in anticipation of hazardous, blizzard conditions:
- Flashlight and extra batteries
- Bottled water.
- Essential medications.
- Canned goods and a manual can opener.
- A first aid kit.
- Sufficient heating fuel.
- A working fire extinguisher.
- Salt and sand.
- A battery powered radio.
- Keep a shovel in the trunk or vehicle in case the tires need to be shoveled out.
- Keep an emergency blanket in the car.
- Make sure the car had adequate fuel.
- Keep extra water and food in the car.
- Keep an emergency kit in the car that includes jumper cables, a road flare and help flag.
- In the event the car becomes stranded, make sure the tail pipe is kep clear.
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