While it is still well below the normal temperatures for this time of year, today was a bit warmer than it had been (but very overcast), so with camera in hand I walked around my house in search of signs of spring. A robin redbreast was a good sign.
When I came back in to the house, the national weather service issued the following ...
Issued by The National Weather Service
New York City, NY
Sun, Mar 24, 2013, 3:48 PMEDT
Local Radar Map
Updated Mar 24, 2013, 5:30pm EDT
... WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 6 AM MONDAY TO MIDNIGHT EDT MONDAY NIGHT...
THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN UPTON HAS ISSUED A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY FOR SNOW... WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM 6 AM MONDAY TO MIDNIGHT EDT MONDAY NIGHT.
* LOCATIONS... PORTIONS OF NORTHEAST NEW JERSEY... NYC METRO AREA... AND LONG ISLAND.
* HAZARD TYPES... WET SNOW.
* ACCUMULATIONS... SNOW ACCUMULATION OF 2 TO 3 INCHES WITH ISOLATED AREAS UP TO 4 INCHES.
* WINDS... NORTHEAST 15 TO 25 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 35 MPH.
* TEMPERATURES... IN THE MID 30S.
* VISIBILITIES... LIGHT TO MODERATE SNOW BANDING COULD REDUCE VISIBILITIES TO LESS THAN 1 MILE AT TIMES.
* TIMING... LIGHT SNOW IS EXPECTED TO DEVELOP DURING THE MORNING RUSH HOUR... AND CONTINUE THROUGH MONDAY EVENING. A PERIOD OF SNOW BANDING... RESULTING IN MODERATE SNOW... COULD OCCUR DURING THE AFTERNOON AND EARLY EVENING HOURS.
* IMPACTS... ANY ACCUMULATING WET SNOW ON UNTREATED SURFACES COULD RESULT IN DIFFICULT AND SLIPPERY DRIVING CONDITIONS.
A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY MEANS THAT PERIODS OF SNOW... SLEET... OR FREEZING RAIN WILL CAUSE TRAVEL DIFFICULTIES. BE PREPARED FOR SLIPPERY ROADS AND LIMITED VISIBILITIES... AND USE CAUTION WHILE DRIVING.