Skip to comments.Live Thread - Northeast Blizzard - February 11-12 2006
Posted on 02/11/2006 3:20:57 PM PST by SamAdams76
In the spirit of NautiNurse's hurricane live threads of last summer, I have agreed to host the live thread of major snowstorms in the Northeast.
My criteria for these live threads is at least one major Northeast city getting a foot of snow or more. In this case, we have many Northeast cities in that sort of jeopardy, from Boston down to Washington DC
We've only had the occasion one previous time this winter of such a thread. That was the December 5 storm that dumped over a foot in Boston, much of it coming during a three hour period during a Friday afternoon rush hour where we had "thundersnow". That was pretty cool - although I didn't get home until 8PM that night!
Anyway, the storm on tap has potential to dump 12-18 inches in Boston proper and at least a foot in New York City and Philly. D.C. might come close to that too though they started off warm and much of the snow so far has melted on pavement.
The snow has now spread into NYC and we expect it here in the Boston area by midnight tonight. Tomorrow is going to be a flat-out Blizzard in most of southern New England.
So without further ado, let the thread begin!
If you want on my Northeast snowstorm pinglist, freepmail me.
pinging the ping list
Please add me.
I think this is going to be a busy thread in a few hours.
Miss Me, Miss Me....
(which generally sucks)
We're getting hosed in central PA. Only in the 1 to 4 range. Some people get to have all the fun.
Batten down the hatches! I love these kinds of threads, and will be monitoring from the other coast...
temp right at the freezing mark here on long island, no accumulation yet on roads or sidewalks.
This morning, it was 12 degrees in my backyard. I live 35 miles NW of Boston. I took a two hour walk in the woods and it was a perfect morning for walking. Deep, blue skies. Not a cloud in the sky. Woods were eerily quiet except for the birds.
Around 2PM, the sky started to fill with high cirrus clouds. Always the forerunner of a "nor'easter" in these parts. It was a beautiful sunset in these parts. Mostly cloudy skies with nearly a full moon poking through the thin clouds. Though off to the south, you could see much thicker clouds approaching.
Based on radar, I estimate the snow to overspread my area by 10PM tonight. At which time I will go out for a walk and wait for the first flakes to come down.
add me to list and thanks for hosting it
NYC at 6:30 ,... light snow , sticking to surfaces like parked cars
... streets and sidewalks are just wet , hovering at the freezing point
Al Gore said that the 20 inches of snow is directly due to Global Warming.
Uh..72 dgrees in Northern CA.
Me too. I love these live threads! I was on the live thread of the shuttle disaster and a ton of others. The thing about the shuttle thread is FR broke the story. Anybody remember that?
It's snowing in the MSM capitol so here's our lead story. How will Katie Couric get to work Monday? Stay tuned.
"The thing about the shuttle thread is FR broke the story. Anybody remember that?"
The Challenger? I wasn't here then, I don't think.
I'm in the NW part of Montgomery County, PA. We are forecast to be on the western edge of the heaviest snow. But if the wind blows the way they are forecasting, it'll be ugly all day tomorrow.
Take whatever they're forecasting and divide by 2.
My thermometer is reading 5 degrees right now -wooo!-- and I live a few towns away from SamAdams76.
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