Skip to comments.Blizzard Looms for Philadelphia, New York City, Boston
Posted on 12/26/2010 5:05:40 AM PST by FS11
The corridor from Salisbury, Md. to Philadelphia to New York City to Boston to Portland will be faced with roughly 18 hours of heavy, wind-whipped snow.
A nightmare is in store for holiday travelers. "People may have problems getting home from holiday ventures,"
Travel will become nearly impossible from Philadelphia northward as the all-out blizzard ensues late Sunday into early Monday morning. Those planning to travel on Interstate 95 during this time run the risk of becoming stranded for a time.
(Excerpt) Read more at accuweather.com ...
Our newscaster said a Giant Lizard was descending upon the East Coast. Les Nesman isn’t the sharpest knife in the drawer.
Obviously in need of some global warming ‘round these parts.
It just started snowing at 8:00 AM here in southern Massachusetts.
still snowing down here in Georgia!
A humongous gizzard is supposed to entrail us up here in MA, with the mastication of the entire north east.
How many inches do you have so far?
I woke up to a layer of icy fog, snow just starting.
I look forward to reading the responses to this question!
about a 1/4 of inch here. I’m sure everybody will run to the stores and buy up all the milk and bread. when you turn on the TV all the news bimbos tell how bad it is.
So far a big no show here in N.Delaware, it was supposed to be in full flight 2 hours ago.
We have a front moving through Bradenton, FL. as I type. Expected to get no higher than 54 today, with 35 for tonight. Tomorrow high of 49 with a low of 28. Hard on the strawberries.
LOL, well, uh, umm, I've aaa , I mean, I've been told it's better than good
You guys can keep that cold stuff up there in Bradenton.
Way down here in Sarasota we don’t want it..
LOL, just kidding
Nothing here yet in north NJ but man you can “ smell “ snow in the air.
Thats a bit personal for this forum....
As if you didn’t know ping.
“”It just started snowing at 8:00 AM here in southern Massachusetts.””
Barely a flake or two 08:44 northern border of Mass near Conn. river. NWS says 6” to 10” by monday a.m. this area.
Up until a generation or two back, when northern areas got snow storms each year it wasn’t a big surprise. It snowed in the north, sometimes a lot, sometimes not so much. The people who lived there expected it and were mentally prepared for it.
When it snowed they just got out the tobaggans and snow shovels and took it easy until the snow stopped and the plow trucks could make their rounds. But only the main streets and roads got plowed. If you had to go someplace in a car you put on the tire chains or waited until the snow melted or got beat down by traffic.
Now when it snows it is portrayed as a major disaster and often does become one. So many people seem to be surprised and ill prepared at each snowstorm, year after year, even though there is much more warning and better forecasting today than in years past.
Well, duh. Whenever there is a major snowstorm they close the schools (if they are not already scheduled to be closed).
I blame SUVs, and Bush.
NO snow here in Metrowest yet as of 8:51am.
NYC is actually pretty good about staying open and getting cleared—at least in Manhattan.
Flurries all morning on North Shore MA. O the humanity!
Off to the mall little later. Hopefully this “blizzard” will scare most people from going......
For the most part snow doesn’t get a chance to even stick in Manhattan. There is never a second when there isn’t people walking and vehicles moving.
Yup! Talked to my Aunt in Holmes Beach yesterday. She complained about the cold weather.
NW New Jersey checking in, no snow here. I was expecting a couple of inches when I got up. Just poured my first cup of coffee and not a flake in sight!
My daughter left for her house in Tuckerton last night, thinking we were going to have blizzard conditions today. Bummer, she could have stayed longer....
Well, Va Beach is in the thick of it!
As for snow accumulating in Manhattan, it usually doesn't because of all the heat beneath the streets and sidewalks. But it does accumulate sometimes; and if they are correct about the intensity of this storm, it will accumulate today.
Way ahead of you. Univision weather alerts FTW.
From the weather map I've seen this AM ... real time ... it appears the storm track will only deliver a glancing blow to the north east coast. The areas effected most will be Long Island, Cape Cod and the Islands, portions of NE Maine and Nova Scotia.
That's kind of a personal question, isn't it?
Oh, wait....you mean snow... ;-)
Yeah, all the local news stations have “Weather Storm Teams” now.
The only thing that bothers me is the inevitable power failure...lots of elderly people in New England who will suffer without heat in their homes for some time...makes me want to smack the kids on the forums at AccuWeather who are positively giddy about this storm...probably the same crowd that cheers when a tornado scores a direct hit on someone’s home...
No snow in Baghdad as of 5:19 p.m.
WoW. How could anybody even pay attention to the weather report. I mean, do you see the size of that rock on her finger?
LOL. I know exactly what you’re talking about.
Got to be one of the funniest all time replies I have ever read! Thanks for starting my day off well!!
Wow! That’s a dark and heavy overcast.
It’s the storm of the century! We’re all going to die! Run to the store and buy everything!
Oh, the huge manitee!
What’s coming down here is fluffy and dry. We are close to the line where the heavy, wet stuff that will cause power outages is likely to be, but so far, so good.
It won’t be snow that takes out the power; it will be the wond. People who have generators or wood stoves might want to set up an extra pot of hot coffee or soup for neighbors who will be huddling in unheated homes...
One of my sisters lives north of Atlanta.
Just got some snow pics from bro in Gainesville...looks like three or four inches on the rail of their balcony.
Wond = wind...geez.
That sounds nasty. Are you in the “jackpot” area where heavy, wet snow is expected?
Are you west of 495?
We have a fireplace and a gas grill, thank goodness. I’m grinding some extra coffee and running some dishes through the dishwasher. For some reason, my husband is making a pumpkin pie. Poor baby has chickenpox.
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