What Is A Blizzard Warning?

Much of the Tri-State was under a blizzard warning on Friday and Saturday morning, which is something many lifelong Tri-Staters may have never experienced before.

So, what does a blizzard warning mean?

According to FOX19 Forecaster Frank Marzullo, a blizzard warning means snow with winds in excess of 35 mph and visibilities of 1/4 mile or less, for an extended period of time more than 3 hours.

"While the Blizzard Warning is in effect, for the most part we are not experiencing the complete criteria of a blizzard," said Marzullo. "With that said, we still will have reduced visibilities for shorter periods of time as snow drifts and blows."

Snow will continue off and on this morning, while we will experience a break in the heavy snow especially moving South to North, we will have another band of some steady pockets moving through. Expect this off and on situation into the noon time hour then slowly the steady snow tapers through out the afternoon. By 3pm today 8 to 10 inches of snow will be the norm with higher amounts possible in spots. Your major concern will still be blowing and drifting snow into the overnight, but accumulating snow will becoming to a end early this afternoon. Stay with FOX19 First Weather and FOX19.com as we continue to track the storm.