All of that is about to change today....we are now under a blizzard warning:
4:54 AM AST Wednesday 31 December 2008
Blizzard warning for
Queens County upgraded from winter storm watch
Blizzard conditions expected for this evening and new years day.
This is a warning that blizzard conditions with near-zero visibilities are expected in these regions. Monitor weather conditions..Listen for updated statements.
The high on my thermometer yesterday was +5°C.
Overcast w/ occassional flurries.
Blizzard warning in effect.
- Day: Cloudy with sunny periods. Wind northwest 20 km/h becoming light this morning. Temperature steady near minus 4.
Night: Cloudy. Snow at times heavy and blowing snow beginning this evening. Amount 15 cm. Wind northeast 20 km/h increasing to 40 gusting to 60 this evening. Low minus 8.
- Snow at times heavy ending in the morning then cloudy with 60 percent chance of flurries. Amount 2 cm. Blowing snow. Wind northwest 50 km/h gusting to 70. Temperature steady near minus 8.