Hopefully everyone is prepared in my area and in fact the entire northeast.This will probably something we will all remember the rest of our lives.I certainly remember the blizzard of 78 and how that shutdown our area for a week.This could be very similar.We certainly are more prepared this time with advanced warning,but when you get totals up over 2-3 feet and winds gusting over 50 mph to hurricane force,it really brings an area to its knees.Good luck out there.
The stage is set for what could be an historic event for our area.
The current forecast hasn't changed from yesterday,and 1-2 feet is expected in southern new england,and depending on where,a coastal warm front sets up what they call a deformation zone,over 2 ft is a distinct possibility in certain areas.
Strong winds 40-60 mph,could cause power outages.
New moon will bring astonomically high tides so some coastal flooding is likely.
Blizzard conditions will set in Friday evening into Saturday morning.
Don't be surprised if you hear thunder Friday night.
Its been two years since we've had a storm dump over a foot of snow,heck its been a struggel to get 6 inches,but all that comes to an end on Friday and Saturday.The stage is set.For major New England nor'easters,there are basic things that have to be in place.And all those pieces are coming into place.
I'll outline them in the blog below.
Cloudy morning,any light snow is following along the south coast of Conn. and RI,and even there its nothing to worry about.May see a few flurries or very light snow tonight,but the bigger storm may come on Friday,but models still are split on wheter there will phasing of the southern and northern streams.If phasing occurs,then it will be a significant system,and then the question becomes where the rain/snow line sets up.In the meantime it remains cold,high temp this month so far has been on last Friday at 35 degrees,since then we have not been above 32.
Start of a new week.And my least favourite day of the week.Weekend looks so far away.
Anyway still firmly in the grips of winter.Light snow all day yesterday,not amounting to much until late afternoon and early evening.Ended up with about 1 inch.
Temps in the 20's or low 30's all week,and in the teens at night.Kind of what you expect this time of year.
By Friday we could have our first large storm system coming up the coast.We haven't had a major coastal storm since the last week in December.This one could come close enough to change to rain in southern new england and then back to snow.Still all week to watch this.The ECMWF is the only model calling for a major impact,but its been doing this consistently for several model runs,so something to watch.
Fairly exciting superbowl,disappointed SF couldn't finish it,but in all,I didn't have much interest this year.
May be a warmup starting next weekend.