Fourth nor’easter headed our way


MID-HUDSON – The fourth nor’easter in less than three weeks could hit our region late today when a storm, moving in from the west, merges with a coastal storm moving up from the Carolinas. The storm will intensify and continue through the day on Wednesday.
Orange and Rockland Utilities declared a Storm Watch with all available
company personnel being mobilized to work in their respective storm functions.
Central Hudson Gas and Electric has also mobilized its forces in the
event of a major storm.
Weather forecasters expect the storm to begin tonight (Tuesday) with winds of five to 15 mph and light snow. That snow is expected to turn heavy and wet, possibly mixing with sleet through the day Wednesday.
Winds on Wednesday are expected to be sustained at 15 to 25 mph, gusting to 35-45 mph.
Snowfall could range from four to 10 inches with some areas receiving more.
Company and contractor overhead line crews and tree removal crews are ramping up for a high-volume outage response Wednesday morning and beyond as necessary as are damage assessment, site safety and other O&R teams that support those functions.