Snow, Sleet & Ice Storm
January 28, 2009

Precipitation - Snow - Ice Reports

Regional Radar Loop - Courtesy of NWS Binghamton

24-hr Precipitation ending 7 am Jan 19, 2008

Another complex storm system impacted the region Wednesday, January 28. A low pressure system developed over the Mississippi Valley Tuesday evening. This low moved northeast into the Ohio Valley Tuesday night. The low continue head northeast reaching western New York State during the day Wednesday as a secondary low began to develop over the mid Atlantic region. The two lows moved northeast Wednesday evening with the secondary low eventually becoming the dominant low. The consolidated low deepened and headed northeastward toward the Gulf of Maine Wednesday night.

Warmer air moved in aloft over cold air at the surface as the initial low moved from the Ohio Valley to western New York State. This caused the snow to mix with and or change to sleet and freezing rain as far north as the greater Capital District with areas to the north and west remaining snow. Snowfall accumulations ranged from as low as 3 to 4 inches up to over a foot across portions of the southern Adirondacks and Southern Green Mountains of Vermont.

Upper Air Soundings
Albany, NY
Upton (Long Island), NY
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Regional Weather Maps - Courtesy of NWS Binghamton NY

Surface Maps 500 mb Charts
Surface Map Jan 28, 2009
7 am EST January 28, 2009
500 mb Map Jan 28, 2009
7 am EST January 28, 2009
Surface Map Jan 29, 2009
7 am EST January 29, 2009
500 mb Map Jan 29, 2009
7 am ESDT January 29, 2009