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  • Boston is drowning in historic 15ft flood of icy water - trapping people in cars and homes -...

    01/04/2018 5:08:26 PM PST · by Morgana · 52 replies
    DAILY MAIL UK ^ | Jan 4, 2018 | Valerie Edwards and Ashley Collman For Dailymail.com and Associated Press and Reuters
    FULL TITLE: Boston is drowning in historic 15ft flood of icy water - trapping people in cars and homes - as 'bomb cyclone' storm explodes over Northeast closing schools, cancelling 4,000 flights and killing six Boston experienced historic flooding on Thursday, as a 'bomb cyclone' winter storm hit the Northeast, bringing heavy snow, winds and storm surge. Meteorologists said Boston was unofficially nearing a water level record set during the Blizzard of 1978. Matt Doody, a meteorologist at the National Weather Service in Taunton, told the Boston Herald that the Weather Service couldn't 'officially' call it a new record, but...
  • Stunning Photos From Space Show The 'Bomb Cyclone' Blasting The US East Coast (Awesome)

    01/04/2018 2:41:39 PM PST · by blam · 146 replies
    The huge storm was born when a surge of moist ocean air spiraled north to meet a frigid blast of Arctic air — the perfect recipe for a Nor'easter. The winter storm has gained considerable strength over the past 24 hours, leading to what may be the region's most intense (and rapidly intensifying) in more than 40 years, according to Eric Holthaus, a meteorologist and writer. Thousands of flights have been canceled as a result, stranding travelers all over the US. Although the storm's power is impressive from the ground, it takes on a whole other dimension in images taken...
  • After record-tying cold, a snowstorm is on the way (Boston area)

    01/03/2018 6:04:54 AM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 29 replies
    Boston Globe ^ | January 03, 2018 | Martin Finucane and David Epstein
    Fresh from a record-tying streak of cold, Massachusetts faces more weather misery Thursday: a storm that could bring high winds, near-blizzard conditions, and up to a foot of snow before giving way to another blast of intense cold on the first half of the weekend. The National Weather Service issued a winter storm watch, effective from late Wednesday night through late Thursday night, warning that damage to trees and power lines is possible. Forecasters say the possibility of power outages is especially worrisome, given the expected return to bitter cold at week’s end.
  • A meteorological ‘bomb’ is set to go off along the East Coast, and dangerous cold will soon follow

    01/02/2018 8:06:12 PM PST · by metmom · 137 replies
    Mashable ^ | Jan 2, 2018 | Andrew Freedman
    An unusually powerful storm is threatening the East Coast of the U.S. this week with heavy snow, high winds, and record-shattering cold not seen in some places since the early 20th Century — if at all. The storm will be the result of a combination of three strong pieces of atmospheric energy, known to meteorologists as shortwaves. Think of these shortwaves as protein bars for storm formation. This particular storm, which is already beginning to form off the coast of Florida, will devour enough of them to allow it to become so powerful that it will contain hurricane force winds...
  • Erie, Pennsylvania pummeled by record 5 feet of snow

    12/27/2017 11:08:45 AM PST · by GonzoII · 54 replies
    Yahoo/Reuters ^ | December 27, 2017
    (Reuters) - Snow piled up in Erie, Pennsylvania, on Wednesday after two days of record-breaking snowfall that had already surpassed 5 feet (1.5 meters), breaking city and state records, according to the National Weather Service. Though residents are used to winter snow squalls blowing in from adjacent Lake Erie, which straddles the border with Canada, the Christmas storm is already one for the ages. "This is an incredible amount of snow that we're trying to move," the Erie Police Department said in statement after the city declared a "snow emergency" on Tuesday, imploring people to stay off the streets.
  • Erie gets record snowfall during Christmas blizzard

    12/26/2017 8:25:30 AM PST · by EdnaMode · 52 replies
    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette ^ | December 26, 2017
    The good news for many in the Northeast and Midwest was that it was a white Christmas. The bad news was that a blizzard swept into parts of New England and bitter cold enveloped much of the Midwest. Erie, Pa., recieved a record 34 inches of snow. NWS Cleveland âś” @NWSCLE Erie, PA received 34" of snow on Christmas Day! This is a new all-time daily snowfall record. The previous record was 20" set on 11/22/56. For reference, the greatest 3-day snowfall in Erie was 30.2" (12/29-31/2002), greatest 7-day snowfall is 39.8" (12/27/01-1/2/2002) #pawx 1:26 AM - Dec 26, 2017...
  • In Maine, Snow Is Everywhere. But Not Snowplow Drivers.

    12/25/2017 11:12:44 AM PST · by qwerty1234 · 56 replies
    Maine is having trouble finding enough snowplow drivers, another sign of the way low unemployment is taxing states. The state Department of Transportation has about 50 openings among about 700 positions and expects 30 snow storms in the season that stretches from mid-November to mid-April. Exacerbating the problem: some cities like Portland hire their own drivers and pay more, and private sector demand for experienced drivers is also high.
  • Seattle sees first 'White Christmas' in nearly a decade

    12/25/2017 9:38:23 AM PST · by GonzoII · 51 replies
    Fox News ^ | Caleb Parke
    Seattle got a Seahawks victory and snow fall on Christmas Eve, giving some folks in the Evergreen State their first white Christmas since 2008. The Emerald City’s odds of a White Christmas, which the National Weather Service defines as at least 1 inch of snow on the ground Christmas morning, are only about 7 percent, as reported by Q13 FOX. NWS Seattle reported 2.2 inches of snow at Sand Point with light snow continuing through the morning.
  • Heavy snow, high winds wreak havoc across Europe

    12/11/2017 8:44:05 AM PST · by GonzoII · 28 replies
    AFP ^ | 11 Dec 2017
    High winds and heavy snow in Europe on Monday stranded thousands of travellers, kept schoolchildren at home and even played havoc with international diplomacy. It was the second day running of nasty weather across the continent, with Britain still digging out from its deepest snowfall in four years. The snowed-over runways in Brussels on Monday provoked about 90 flight cancellations and some 100 delays, including for the plane carrying Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu back home. He tweeted a video from his plane that opened with a shot of the white tarmac at the close of his European visit marked...
  • Bills Colts Highlights in the Heavy Snow Today in Buffalo

    12/10/2017 3:03:49 PM PST · by a little elbow grease · 49 replies
    youtube ^ | 12/10/17 | Alittle elbow grease
    This is one beautiful thing. Players seldom get hurt in this deep snow. The snow serves as a great cushion, and the players can't generally run fast enough to cause terrible collisions.It was a thing of beauty. I'm 70 years old and never saw a game played in that much snow. Beautiful.
  • Churchill's grocery shelves bare as residents face another blizzard (blame climate change)

    03/20/2017 9:54:47 AM PDT · by jerod · 70 replies
    'I've lived here 50 years and no, we've never had anything like this,' deputy mayor says Another winter blizzard is hitting Churchill, where people are already desperate for groceries that have been delayed since the last blizzard two weeks ago. "A lot of families are suffering because they have young children and they need milk," said local resident Lana Bilenduke. No bread or vegetables are for sale at the local store and meat is scarce, she said. "Everyone's in a crisis until we get our groceries in." The northern Manitoba town is in the midst of near-zero visibility, wind gusts...
  • Just started blizzarding here in NY (obvious vanity alert)

    03/13/2017 7:35:12 PM PDT · by onona · 276 replies
    me ^ | today | Onona
    Stay Safe Freepers !!
  • DRUDGE: What is going on with National Weather Service? Lots of misses piling up.

    03/14/2017 7:41:10 AM PDT · by bryan999 · 141 replies
    What is going on with National Weather Service? Lots of misses piling up. Overreaction by govts, bad forecasting very troubling trend!!— MATT DRUDGE (@DRUDGE) March 14, 2017
  • The Nor'easter is HERE! What are you gonna do during the blizzard?

    03/14/2017 1:31:45 AM PDT · by EinNYC · 95 replies
    My living room window | 3/14/17 | Me, myself, & I
    This Nor'easter, named Stella, is coming on like a son of a gun! My sidewalks are already indistinguishable in height from the lawn on either side. I spent a lot of Monday preparing to be snowed in: moved up medical appointments to Monday morning, topped up the gas in my car, corrected deficiencies in food staples supplies (shelves were already conspicuously bare in many aisles), laid in a good supply of crickets for my lizards, studied weather reports, and checked on friends. How have you in the Northeast prepared for Stella? If you stay home, how are you going to...
  • Winter Storm Stella is going to slam New York City(snowpocalypse)

    03/13/2017 1:16:25 PM PDT · by heterosupremacist · 132 replies
    http://nypost.com ^ | 03/13/20 | Yaron Steinbuch and Lia Eustachewich
    Get out now while you still have the chance! A blizzard warning has been issued for New York City and much of the tri-state area beginning at midnight Tuesday as Winter Storm Stella threatens to dump as much as 18 inches of snow. Whiteout conditions are expected to make travel extremely dangerous and power outages are likely amid crippling wind gusts of 20 to 40 mph, according to AccuWeather senior meteorologist Tom Kines. New Yorkers stockpile supplies as massive snowstorm looms. “Travel will be poor at best, if not impossible,” Kines told The Post on Monday. “If you have the...
  • Ugh (Euro Snowfall Forecast for upcoming East Coast Snowstorm)

    03/12/2017 2:25:08 PM PDT · by dirtboy · 71 replies
    Both the Euro and GFS are showing stonger storms in closer to the coast, so this could well become reality.
  • Nor’easter: March snowstorm targets Mid-Atlantic, Northeast

    03/11/2017 4:42:15 AM PST · by metmom · 101 replies
    The Weather Network ^ | March 10,2017 | Dalia Ibrahim
    Friday, March 10, 2017, 5:55 - Parts of the Northeast are primed for significant snow threats through midweek next week as Canadian Arctic air spills south. A clipper system is forecast to descend form the Canadian Prairies this weekend bringing light snow to the Upper Midwest. As the low interacts with the sub-tropical moisture in the Southeast, it will begin to significantly intensify Monday and Tuesday. Early models indicate areas north of Virginia could see the highest snowfall accumulations Monday through Wednesday, while areas farther south will see mostly rain. “The threat of heavy snow greatly increases for Pennsylvania, New...
  • Winter Storm Warnings for all of CNY Sunday and Monday

    02/11/2017 4:37:47 PM PST · by metmom · 44 replies
    WSYR ^ | Feb 11, 2017
    The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Storm Warning effective 7:00 A.M. Sunday morning until 1:00 P.M. Monday afternoon for Chenango, Cortland, Jefferson, Lewis, Madison, Northern Cayuga, Northern Oneida, Onondaga, Oswego, Seneca, Southern Cayuga, Southern Oneida, Tompkins and Wayne counties. A storm system is forecast to move eastward out of the Ohio Valley this weekend and rapidly strengthen off of the Northeast US coast Sunday into Monday. Initially, some rain/freezing rain is possible in central New York Sunday, but as the storm strengthens, colder air will be drawn southward into our area. This will change the rain to snow....
  • Winter Storm Niko to Become a Northeast Snowstorm [as if you didn't know:)]

    02/09/2017 4:23:11 AM PST · by daniel1212 · 58 replies
    /weather.com/ ^ | 07:22:39 AM Thu, 02/09/17 | /weather.com/
    Winter Storm Niko will bring heavy snow to a sizable swath of the Interstate 95 Northeast corridor through Thursday. Many areas will pick up 6 to 12 inches of snow during this quick-hitting storm, with snowfall rates topping one inch per hour at times.(INTERACTIVE: Winter Storm Niko Snowfall Tracker) The snow will make for difficult road travel and will likely trigger significant flight delays Thursday in Boston, New York City and Philadelphia.(NEWS: Snow Emergency Declared) Current Radar, Temperatures, Conditions
  • 'Apocalyptic' SNOWSTORM blasts Middle East as freak weather terrifies Arab countries

    02/04/2017 8:30:04 AM PST · by rktman · 53 replies
    express.co.uk ^ | 2/4/2017 | Oli Smith
    The UAE was one of a number of Middle Eastern countries to bare the brunt of a freak weather phenomenon yesterday. A shock snowstorm blasted through the Arab country, usually known for its blistering heat, scorched deserts and year-round sunshine. The blizzard covered parts of the country with up to 10 centimetres of snow, according to the local Met Office. Other Gulf States also experienced rare lightning strikes, sandstorms, rough seas and high winds of up to 90km an hour.