Skip to comments.Blizzard to Bury New England at the End of the Week (Unfortunate weather graphic)
Posted on 02/06/2013 1:23:57 PM PST by TSgt
Two storms will merge quickly enough to bring colder air, heavy snow and increasing wind to New England. Some areas will be hit with an all-out blizzard and a couple of feet of snow.
The worst of the storm will hit late Friday and Friday night and will wind down Saturday morning. However, lingering effects from blowing and drifting snow, blocked roads and other travel delays are likely to linger into much of the weekend.
Numerous flight delays and cancellations are possible centered on New England, but these problems will be felt elsewhere across the nation.
Strong winds will not only cause white-out conditions but can result in massive drifts.
At the height of the storm, snow can fall at the rate of 2 to 4 inches per hour and may be accompanied by thunder and lightning.
A person traveling northeastward from New York City Friday evening along I-95 would encounter progressively worse and potentially dangerous weather conditions.
With such snowfall intensity, vehicles can become stuck and people can become stranded.
The hardest-hit areas are likely to include Hartford and Providence to Boston, Worcester, Concord, Portsmouth and Portland.
Coastal flooding is another concern with this storm along the coast of eastern Massachusetts. The period of strong northeast winds will be occurring within a couple of days of the new moon and high astronomical tides.
Warm air will play a major role in the storm from New York City, Long Island and central New Jersey on south and west in the mid-Atlantic, resulting in rain during part or all of the storm, depending on location.
Only if the two storms sync up completely would heavy snow wrap around into New York City for an extended period, bringing a foot of the white stuff. Even so, without complete phasing of the storms, New York City and Long Island will get significant snow.
A separate story on the storm's role in New York City and the mid-Atlantic is now available on AccuWeather.com.
Meanwhile, a fresh injection of arctic air will fuel the blizzard over New England. The colder air will cause rain to change to snow on Cape Cod and along the South Coast, as well as cause wet snow to become more dry and powdery with time, making it subject to blowing and drifting in central and southern areas.
In northernmost New England from northern Maine to along the Canada border of New Hampshire, Vermont and northern upstate New New York, too much dry air feeding in from the north may limit snowfall or cut off the storm completely.
Snow from the Alberta Clipper part of the storm will still deliver enough snow to shovel and plow over much of upstate New York.
‘Is that a reverse hockey stick as the Prime Target? ‘
I would not puck around with this graphic.
LOL, you beat me to it. I head for the beer aisle!
Generator - check, Propane - check, Grill - check, baby back ribs marinating in special sauce - check, Firewood - check, bourbon - check, cigars - check, ladyfriend - check and mate!
We’ve already had 9 feet of snow for the season. If we get smacked, we’re set. Have 3 cords of wood for the wood stove, a well that we can bail water out of, food in the larder, a gas stove for cooking and supplemental heat, and best of all, an analog scrabble set. Bring it. Six weeks until the vernal equinox. sd
“You would think it just magically forms just east of the Appalachians.”
Why is it we always hear about their “storms” but never about ours? I live in what they call “fly over” country, so why should I give a damn about their weather all the time? Hell Bells, they announce it on national news every time the weather is less than sunny as though this is the first time the place has ever seen adverse weather.
Well played, sir.
Wow. Having lived in Ohio I knew of the lake effect but never in such a cool image.
Those living under a Cape Cod roof in a cottage-style home should weather this storm fine, popping popcorn, watching DVD movies and huddling around the fireplace. Others, maybe not so well.
I’m impressed by the tough colonial New England residents who have been living along the coast for more than 300 years. You people are amazing.
Because liberal utopia's are the most self-loving areas of the country and they run the media. They couldn't care less what happens in other parts of the country.
I hope you have your generator primed and ready.
Storms, usually Peter-in :o)
Come Thursday and Friday, people up there will be wishing for a lot of global warming.
Somebody with a sense of humor is welcoming our new Secretary Of State.
Don’t feel too put out, they might as well put “there they be dragons” on the weather map to the south of DC, it just doesn’t exist for them at all.
Someone alert Barney.
Oh wait, I live in Michigan.....still waitin' for Lake St. Clair to safely ice up for ice fishing....
Don't nobody drink beer there???
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