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Winter Storm For Northeast

By: Shaun Tanner , 4:33 AM GMT on February 17, 2013

- Impacts – Swath of heavy snowfall from Boston through Down East Maine and Cape Cod. Strong winds as well producing localized blizzard conditions at times, especially for Down East Maine.

- Other Information – Very tight gradient in snowfall from the coast back inland. The slightest of differences in the track of the Low will mean significant differences in the snowfall amounts. For that reason, confidence in exact snowfall totals is still only moderate. Boston snowfall should begin to taper off later Sunday afternoon, Down East Maine not until later Sunday night but winds will continue to cause significant restrictions to visibility overnight Sunday into Monday morning.

Winter Storm Warning for Boston area.

... Winter Storm Warning remains in effect until 7 PM EST Sunday...

* locations... North Shore and southeast Massachusetts except for
Cape Cod and the islands.

* Hazard types... heavy snow and gusty winds.

* Accumulations... snow accumulation of 4 to 8 inches.

* Timing... any mixed precipitation should changeover to snow
this evening. The snow may fall heavily for a time tonight
into Sunday afternoon.

* Impacts... untreated roads and walkways will become snow
covered. Strong winds will develop after midnight and continue
through Sunday. This may result in poor visibilities and
perhaps near whiteout conditions for a time. In addition... the
initially wet snow combined with the wind could result in some
downed tree limbs and a few power outages.

* Winds... northwest 20 to 30 mph with gusts up to 45 mph.

* Visibilities... one quarter mile or less at times.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

A Winter Storm Warning is issued when an average of 6 or more
inches of snow is expected in a 12 hour period... or for 8 or more
inches in a 24 hour period. Travel will be slow at best on well
treated surfaces... and quite difficult on any unplowed or
untreated surfaces.

The views of the author are his/her own and do not necessarily represent the position of The Weather Company or its parent, IBM.

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3. WunderAlertBot (Admin)
11:17 PM GMT on February 18, 2013
shauntanner has created a new entry.
2. RichardET
1:17 AM GMT on February 18, 2013
I hate to seem like a whiner, but when will this abnormal cold end in NJ? Today it almost made it to what 30 degrees on Feb. 17? Long range, it looks like we will not see high 40's until early March. Two years ago we had tremendous snowfall, but sometime around now, it all ended and actually warmed up, but this year, I feel like I am locked in some deep freeze reminiscent of ND or somewhere.
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1. Astrometeor
4:40 AM GMT on February 17, 2013
I feel jealous every time I see snow for the southeast that does not include me.

Thanks for the blog Shaun!
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Shaun Tanner has been a meteorologist at Weather Underground since 2004.

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