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Thursday, February 07, 2013

Is "NEMO" a Cat 5 Blizzard? NE Prepares for Historic Storm NYC Watch Out!

Is it just me or does this feel like Sandy the Winter Sequel? A bit too Deja Vu if you ask me...

A major storm "historic" storm that may be the "worst" storm to hit the Boston Metro since 1978...

New York City could get

TWC has something called a "STORMCOM THREAT NUMBER" and it's pretty reliable.

There is a "10" for New England and they have NEVER put up a TEN before according to them.

Words like "unprecedented" and "historic" are being used everywhere...

If this was a Hurricane it would be a Category 5...

And, yet unlike a hurricane snowstorms play out in real time and no is sure if NYC will get a little snow, rain or snow or 18 inches...

Boston is being hyped as Ground Zero.

New data shows NYC may get between six inches and twelve inches... 

Why do these "late season" storms do more damage than your ordinary run of the mill storms?

Hurricane Sandy comes late in the season... after a lot of weak storms and becomes a force to be reckoned with and... "NEMO" is no different.

Energy pent up is always released. It gets released in constant small ways with one strong storm after gets released in a big explosive way after a quiet period.

Andrew ... the A Storm at the END of August. 

Sandy in late October which wasn't all over..  unlike the old saying.

New York City should get blanketed with snow not just a dusting.

Boston, Hartford and places in between NYC and Boston (draw a line) will have a lot of problems and the damage total could be massive. Business closings. Travel delays. Power Outages. 

Go get your junk food fix or batteries or whatever you might need to ride out this storm.

Timing: Weekend. Good. As he said in Boston... "stay home on Saturday" which basically means "hunker down"

Due to inclement weather forecasted in the Northeast, we will waive change/cancel fees and fare differences for Customers traveling Friday, February 8 through Saturday, February 9, to/from the following cities:
  • Boston (BOS)
  • Buffalo, NY (BUF)
  • Hartford, CT (BDL) 
  • Newburgh (SWF)
  • Newark, NJ (EWR)
  • John F. Kennedy (JFK)
  • LaGuardia (LGA)
  • Westchester County (HPN)
  • Portland, ME (PWM)
  • Providence, RI (PVD)
  • Rochester, NY (ROC)
  • Syracuse, NY (SYR)

All customers traveling to/from the airports listed above are encouraged to check the status of their flight online prior to leaving for the airport. 

Southwest Air and the rest of them pretty much have the same warnings up.

Worcester could get up to 24 inches. Just a heads up there...

Moving West now... Chicago to New York to Boston..   Trendy Storm.


Look at that moisture from the storm in the South being fed up towards the track of the snow storm already moving across Lake Michigan. And, when they meet up... WOW.

Visible Water Vapor - GOES East 12 hr Loop

If you have kids at home. You may want them to color something... save the power on your cell phones and the iPad as you could...lose power. Hopefully not... but I'd be prepared. Crayons do not need batteries nor do they need to be charged... just sharpened.

If you don't can't swim south... you might want to fly south for the rest of February. 

Miami has a lot going on... boat show, art show, weather showing off..

If you are in New York...or Boston... you will be watching Mother Nature showing off...

Get what you need now, because this is not all about hype.. it's all about a Winter Storm.

NWS for NYC:


  • TonightSnow likely, mainly after 3am. Cloudy, with a low around 29. East wind 9 to 15 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%. Total nighttime snow accumulation of less than a half inch possible.
  • FridaySnow before noon, then rain and snow. The rain and snow could be heavy at times. High near 38. Breezy, with a northeast wind 14 to 22 mph, with gusts as high as 36 mph. Chance of precipitation is 100%. New snow accumulation of 1 to 2 inches possible.
  • Friday NightSnow. The snow could be heavy at times. Low around 25. Windy, with a north wind 24 to 28 mph, with gusts as high as 41 mph. Chance of precipitation is 100%. New snow accumulation of 7 to 11 inches possible.
  • SaturdaySnow likely, mainly before 9am. Cloudy, then gradually becoming mostly sunny, with a high near 30. Windy, with a northwest wind 22 to 28 mph, with gusts as high as 40 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New snow accumulation of around an inch possible.
  • Saturday NightMostly clear, with a low around 15. Northwest wind 9 to 16 mph, with gusts as high as 28 mph.
  • SundaySunny, with a high near 37.
  • Sunday NightMostly cloudy, with a low around 26.
  • MondayRain and snow showers likely. Cloudy, with a high near 45. Chance of precipitation is 60%.

And, that should be upgraded as new models show it will be more intense closer to the coast as the storm is not taking the far out to sea scenario.

Forecast for New England:
Ouch... hunker down, make sure your house is prepared and make sure your friends and any elderly home bound family members or friends have what they need to get them through what could be a historic storm and one for the record books!

Besos Bobbi

Ps... still in Raleigh...still slowly recuperating and getting gray days with rain starting any minute. And, that's okay ... because I'll be warm soon ;)


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