Skip to comments.Hurricane-Like Storm Aims for Pennsylvania to Maine Thursday, Friday
Posted on 02/23/2010 5:47:31 PM PST by rdl6989
A powerful storm of historical proportions is aiming at much of the Northeast Thursday into Friday and will follow up to a foot and a half of snow through Wednesday over upstate New York and western New England.
This second storm will be nothing short of a monster. Even in light of the blizzards earlier this winter that targeted the southern mid-Atlantic, this may be the one that people remember the most this winter in parts of New England and the northern mid-Atlantic.
At its peak, the storm will deliver near hurricane-force wind gusts (74 mph) blinding snow falling at the rate of over an inch per hour. For some people in upstate New York and eastern and northern Pennsylvania, this may seem more like a "snow hurricane" rather than a blizzard.
Cities likely to be impacted by heavy snow for all or at least part of the storm include: New York City, Albany, Rochester, Syracuse, Binghamton, Scranton, Allentown, Reading, Williamsport and Burlington.
(Excerpt) Read more at accuweather.com ...
Oh no, more global warming.
Sounds like the Ash Wednesday storm of 1962 that changed the shape of New Jersey’s barrier islands.
Al Gore has tortured us all enough for one winter.
I believe I heard some global warming nut on Cavuto this afternoon state this was the warmest January in history or something.
Ugh, I even did a search and nothing came up.
Problem is the wind knocking out power lines. Tough to turn on the furnace if the electric controls has no juice. Homes with fireplaces, stock up on wood, otherwise make plans for alternative shelter or sleeping in the kitchen with the stove on for limited heating.
I turned the channel after a few minutes.
I went back to work! I dearly love Cavuto- I just wasn’t up for listening to the BS.
I think I am going to remember the 33 inches I got during the first blizzard or the 15 inches I got several days later. It will take more than one and a half feet to be the biggest. The wind does look bad though.
“At its peak, the storm will deliver near hurricane-force wind gusts (74 mph) blinding snow falling at the rate of over an inch per hour.”
74 mph? Ooooh, and one inch an hour. That’s a snowstorm; but it’s not worth all the drama.
They’d probably cancel school here if that went on for eight to twelve hours without stop. Some folks would stay home from work—especially if there was whiteout. There would be more accidents. Snow shoveling would be more work than normal. But noone would write hysterical articles in the paper. Two days later, everything is back to normal. Easterners seem to have to make everything “historic.”
I don’t understand why the graphic shows Philadelphia in the “Blizzard” area but the text does not list Philadelphia as one of the cities to be affected.
lol.....great graphic...now just needs a Cantore commentary.
this was the warmest January in history or something............................ yeah, probably in Paraguay??
I saw that too!!! The whole time I’m yelling liar, liar....everything I’ve read is it’s been getting cooler since the early 90’s.
I see Inohfe is trying to get a criminal probe on this garbage. algore better hope the Republicans don't get a majority this year.
“I believe I heard some global warming nut on Cavuto this afternoon state this was the warmest January in history or something.
Today, I saw that Houston had it’s fourth coldest Feb. in it’s recorded history.
Yeah! Buffalo isn’t on the list!! I think almost every large city east of us has had more snow in the last 4 weeks than Buffalo all winter! I do realize things can change and we could get pounded. Wind - fickle thing!
:)I so stole this.
*snort* Bread, milk, eggs, and TP, as well!
Overblown reporting for a nor’easter? Is this Joe “suffering” Bastardi’s service?
From what I saw on the videos, Phily is a very tough call. Could be either a couple of inches or a couple of feet.
Some are comparing this to the 1914 Billy Sunday snowstorm. Not many people alive remember that one.
I’m in the hit the liquor store part of the storm track. Nice!!!
I was happy, too, to see that the worst part is supposed to miss Buffalo. A lot of places have had a worse winter than Buffalo, which is gratifying!
No problem - enjoy!
The assault on the super markets begins at sunup!
Snow drifts 18 feet high...now that is a storm...
They now say we will get 6-12 inches of snow... darn! Shovels are ready.
The weather guy last night referred to the “commercial weather” predicter and felt they were blowing this up bigger than necessary. “Yes, there will be lots of snow, but a blizzard??” I’m sure the grocery store shelves will be sparsely stocked by the end of today.
Was he referring to WackYouWeather by any chance?
I think so... Course that’s the radio station’s weather authority.
They have been watching this since the middle of last week. Models were showing the storm and then not showing it. Only began headlining it when the models locked it in. Now if it does not show, it is the models fault. The guys saying it wont blow up, do not believe the models. They use the same service. Models get more accurate when the storm gets closer. At any rate, don't know why them being commercial would affect anything. Ask the AGW government crowd if global warming will be a problem, and you will see how the non-commercial crowd can hype just as bad, if not worse.
These things always work out for the best!
We’re all set here at home - food, fuel, alcohol and mixers - LOL. As long as the power doesn’t go out, we’re safe and comfortable. What more can you ask for, right?
I wonder if I will see anything, e.g. top of cars or light duty trucks for instance, other then a huge white blanket that will be almost impossible to dig out of. Let alone be able to navigate on narrow city streets that seldom get plowed.
If you are in the area of this supposed blizzzzzzzard, I suggest the following from our recent experience:
Stove (to heat the soup, and make the coffee on if the power goes out).
Liquor (medicinal purposes).
Assorted canned meat products
And of course, beer.
Have a real nice blizzard, and stay in touch.
Sounds like a party - enjoy!
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