Major New England Blizzard UnfoldingFebruary 8th, 2013 at 1:04 pm by Jonathan Conder under Weather
If you haven’t heard, New England is about to get clobbered with a major blizzard. Now, I am not talking about a few inches of snow and winds gusting to 35 mph. How about 30″ of snow and winds approaching 70 mph!
Here is the warning information straight from the National Weather Service:
HAZARD TYPES...HEAVY SNOW...BLOWING AND DRIFTING AT TIMES... QUARTER MILE VISIBILITIES...AND WINDS GUSTING NEAR 60 MPH. * ACCUMULATIONS...SNOW ACCUMULATION OF MORE THAN 2 FEET. * TIMING...LIGHT SNOW WILL DEVELOP BY THIS MORNING...BECOMING HEAVY LATE IN THE DAY INTO THE EVENING COMMUTE. THE HEAVIEST SNOW...ESPECIALLY FOCUSED ALONG THE I-95 CORRIDOR... WILL FALL TONIGHT INTO SATURDAY. * IMPACTS...BLIZZARD CONDITIONS AND DANGEROUS TRAVEL. WHITEOUT CONDITIONS ARE ANTICIPATED AS ROADS BECOME SNOW COVERED BY THIS EVENINGS COMMUTE. STRONG NORTH-NORTHEAST WINDS ARE ANTICIPATED WITH GUSTS UP TO AROUND 60 MPH...RESULTING IN BLOWING AND DRIFTING OF SNOW. DAMAGE TO TREES AND STRUCTURES ALONG WITH SCATTERED POWER OUTAGES ARE ANTICIPATED. * WINDS...NORTHEAST 30 TO 40 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 70 MPH. * VISIBILITIES...ONE QUARTER MILE OR LESS AT TIMES.
Want to see the conditions as they unfold, click here to see weather cameras from our sister station WPRI in Providence.
Click here to see the NWS Boston Office official snow forecast.
How does this compare to the Blizzard of 1978? Click here to find out.
The next storm behind the New England Blizzard is also impressive, but it will hit the Northern Plains:
Yes, snow lovers, we miss out again. If you look closely at the map above of the NAM model and it’s 84 hour snow total forecast, you can see parts of Eastern North Dakota pick up over 12 inches of snow.
As of now, I do not see any major snow storms for us in the next week, only rain Sunday night, followed by colder conditions for the end of next week.