SPRING HAS SPRUNG?

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So why then is the storm they are calling Ultima (LAST) bringing snow to the Northeast as Spring has officially arrived? Disturbances in the northern polar and southern subtropical jet streams and associated moisture will swing into the Northeast beginning tonight. Lets hope this is indeed the last one.

.WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 6 AM FRIDAY TO
2 AM EDT SATURDAY...

* LOCATIONS...NEW YORK CITY...NORTHEAST NEW JERSEY...THE LOWER
HUDSON VALLEY...SOUTHERN CONNECTICUT...AND LONG ISLAND.

* HAZARDS...SNOW.

* ACCUMULATIONS...3 TO 6 INCHES OF SNOW...WITH LOCALLY HIGHER
AMOUNTS POSSIBLE.

* TIMING...STARTING DURING THE FRIDAY MORNING COMMUTE AND
CONTINUING THROUGH FRIDAY EVENING.

* IMPACTS...HAZARDOUS TRAVEL CONDITIONS DUE TO REDUCED
VISIBILITY AND SNOW COVERED ROADS.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY MEANS THAT PERIODS OF SNOW...SLEET...OR
FREEZING RAIN WILL CAUSE TRAVEL DIFFICULTIES. BE PREPARED FOR
SLIPPERY ROADS AND LIMITED VISIBILITY...AND USE CAUTION WHILE
DRIVING.

THIS IS THE SIXTH WINTER/SPRING FLOOD POTENTIAL OUTLOOK IN A
SERIES OF ROUTINE WINTER/SPRING FLOOD POTENTIAL STATEMENTS
INTENDED TO PROVIDE INSIGHT INTO THE LIKELIHOOD OF RIVER FLOODING
(NOT FLASH FLOODING) OVER THE LOWER HUDSON RIVER
VALLEY...NORTHEASTERN NEW JERSEY...SOUTHERN CONNECTICUT...NEW YORK
CITY AND LONG ISLAND.

THIS OUTLOOK IS BASED ON A CURRENT ASSESSMENT OF HYDRO-
METEOROLOGICAL FACTORS WHICH CONTRIBUTE TO RIVER FLOODING. THESE
FACTORS INCLUDE RECENT PRECIPITATION...SOIL MOISTURE...SNOW COVER
AND SNOW WATER EQUIVALENT...RIVER ICE...STREAM-FLOW...FUTURE
WEATHER CONDITIONS...AND OTHERS. THIS OUTLOOK DOES NOT ADDRESS THE
SEVERITY OF ANY FUTURE RIVER FLOODING.

THE LATEST CLIMATE PREDICTION CENTER 6 TO 10 DAY OUTLOOK VALID
FROM MARCH 24TH THROUGH MARCH 28TH SUGGESTS BELOW NORMAL
TEMPERATURES WITH ABOVE NORMAL PRECIPITATION ACROSS THE HYDRO-LOGIC
SERVICE AREA. THE 8 TO 14 DAY OUTLOOK FROM MARCH 26TH THROUGH
APRIL 1ST SUGGESTS A CONTINUATION OF BELOW NORMAL TEMPERATURES
AND ABOVE NORMAL PRECIPITATION.