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Longest dry stretch in nearly 5 months continues in Syracuse. What's next?

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Good Thursday morning! While temperatures have been struggling for much of this month, at least it has stopped snowing recently. In fact, there has been zero snow and rain for 4 consecutive days. Believe it or not, this is the longest stretch of completely dry weather in nearly 5 months. Syracuse has not received a flake of snow nor a drop of rain since March 17th. The last time we had a dry stretch this long was back in October nearly 5 months ago!


Even with zero snowfall recently, Syracuse still is holding at the 3rd snowiest March on record. We are less than 2" away from 2nd place and about 11" away from the record snowiest March. The snowiest March on record occurred during the same month that the Blizzard of 1993 occurred. See below.

Here are the top 5 snowiest months of March:
(1) 54.4" - 1993
(2) 45.0" - 2001
(3) 43.6" - 2018
(4) 41.3" - 1992
(5) 40.3" - 1984
--Normal snow for the entire month of March is 18.0".
--Records in Syracuse go back to 1902.

While no snow is falling now, there is just a little bit in the forecast in the short term. Here is your forecast for central New York:

Your forecast for this morning:
It is possible that a very pretty sunrise may occur across CNY. Start looking before the actual sunrise at 7:04 AM. If you see a pretty sunrise, we would love to see your pictures! Post yours here on Burst! Perhaps we will show your pictures on our newscasts and online!Otherwise, expect a mixture of clouds and sunshine this morning. Early temperatures will be mainly in the 20s and rise to 30 to 35 by the lunch hour. Wind: NW 10-15 MPH. Wind chills will be in the Teens rising to near 25 by the lunch hour.

Your forecast for this afternoon:
Expect a combination of clouds and sunshine with below normal high temperatures. Readings will rise into the middle to upper 30s. The normal high for today is 46. Wind: NW 10-15 with gusts to 20-25 MPH. Wind chills will be between 25 and 31.

Will CNY receive any accumulating snow this week?:
As we have been saying this entire week, the best chance for any accumulating snow will be between Friday morning and late Friday night. A combination of cold air, some extra regular moisture, and a north-northwesterly wind off of Lake Ontario should provide for some slightly steadier scattered light snow showers during this period. Most spots will probably receive just a dusting to perhaps an inch or two of snow. The best chance for more than 2" would be over the higher elevations south of Syracuse and over parts of the southern Finger Lakes region. See my snowfall forecast below for new snow Thursday night into Friday morning. The 2nd map is a zoomed in map of the 1st map. You can find my snowfall forecast maps by clicking here and scrolling down to the bottom of this web page.

Temperature trend for the next 7 days:
• Below normal high temperatures will continue for today, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday.
• Near normal low temperatures will occur today through Saturday, but could dip below normal Sunday morning and Monday morning.
• The normal high temperature for Syracuse for today is 46 degrees and rises to 48 degrees by this coming Tuesday & Wednesday.
• The normal low temperatures for Syracuse for today is 27 degrees and rises to 29 degrees by this coming Tuesday & Wednesday.
• Indications show that temperatures should get closer to normal for Monday aftermppm and possibly get to 50 or higher by Tuesday & Wednesday.
• We will continue to monitor the weather pattern.

With quiet weather continuing, we would like to see how you are enjoying the weather. Perhaps, you and your kids will enjoy some late season skiing. We would love to see your pictures and videos! Post yours here on Burst! Perhaps we will show your pictures or videos on our newscasts and online!

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