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Saturday Night's Storm/Blizzard Report

Discussion in 'Community Message Board' started by ShipMaven, Dec 19, 2009.

  1. ShipMaven

    ShipMaven Forever Remembered

    Good evening, @ddicts. The Eastern Seaboard continues to take a pounding...I'm sure the headline below will come as no surprise. Please be careful!!! I wish all my friends well in the affected areas.



    Crippling snow from Mid-Atlantic to Northeast

    James Wilson, Lead Meteorologist, The Weather Channel
    Dec. 19, 2009 8:55 pm ET

    The powerful Gulf Low that brought flooding rains to Georgia, South Carolina, and severe and life threatening flooding, (12 to 18 inches) from Hollywood, Florida to Miami is now a historic Nor'easter dumping blinding snow in the Northeast.

    This massive Atlantic storm will continue to strengthen, dumping dangerously heavy snow and producing even white-out conditions from Baltimore to Philadelphia to New York City to Southern New England and Boston.

    A large swath of record and dangerous December snows have reached 14 to 20 inches or more already burying major cities from western North Carolina to Washington, DC.

    Record 24 Hour snowfall records have been set in Roanoke,Virginia, Washington, DC, and Baltimore, Maryland and 2nd highest for Philadelphia so far with this monster snowstorm.

    Interior mountains of West Virginia to western Virginia have had 26 to 32 inches of snow.

    The heaviest final totals of 1 to 2 feet for the big cities will occur from northern Virginia including Washington, DC Maryland including Baltimore and the Delaware Valley including Philadelphia across Long Island to southern Rhode Island and Cape Cod.

    Winter storm warnings remain posted overnight from eastern Kentucky and southern Ohio, through most of the Mid-Atlantic, to Southern New England, with Blizzard Warnings for Long Island to southern Rhode Island and Cape Cod.

    North to Northeast winds will swirl 25 to 30 mph with gusts reaching 40 to 50 mph along the Northeast coastal areas from Long Island, southern Rhode Island to Cape Cod tonight into early Sunday.

    Combine the winds with the heavy snow and travel will be treacherous and not recommended on I-81 and I-95 through early Sunday.

    Air travel has come to a standstill with the heavy snow and wind. You can expect very long delays or even widespread flight cancellations through tonight through early Sunday.

    The intensifying Atlantic storm will move northward to off Long Island by late tonight before heading eastward to Cape Cod and then south of Nova Scotia by Sunday.

    The dangerous blizzard with blinding snow and dangerous winds will be persisting from southern Rhode Island and Cape Cod overnight into early Sunday, dumping over a foot of snow.

    Finally the storm will move completely out to sea by early afternoon on Sunday, all that will remain is the ongoing shoveling and plowing.





  2. Mbandy

    Mbandy Well-Known Member

    Thanks Mary Ann. Hope everybody stays safe. Susan and Kiss are driving from N.C. to South Bend tomorrow (with an overnight somewhere in Ohio) but I think there is less snow in those areas.
  3. ShipMaven

    ShipMaven Forever Remembered

    I wish them a safe drive, Michael. Hope their route doesn't take them through West Virginia - they got dumped on, too. Well, for that matter, Indiana is getting snow as well. :(
  4. Charles

    Charles Captain Weather

    Well, the NYC stations are saying we got between 8 and 16 inches. I can't tell looking outside. We have one bare patch. And then we have 2-3 foot drifts. (2 of which are piled against our door.) No church this morning. But I'll have to get out there and clean the driveway and sidewalks so we can get Lorraine at ELL. She's in a little after noon.

    Stay safe everyone!

  5. Charles

    Charles Captain Weather

    That is EWR. Don't know where ell is. :)

  6. Krazy Kruizers

    Krazy Kruizers Holland America Specialist

    Thanks for the report.

    We got another inch of light fluffy snow overnight -- temperatures dropped all night.
  7. ShipMaven

    ShipMaven Forever Remembered

    Charles - I won't go there, but please be careful. Hope DD is able to fly in - lots of flights East are grounded here at Phoenix Sky Harbor.
  8. Lurline63

    Lurline63 Well-Known Member

    Snow started falling in Boston overnight, and has accumulated 7 inches according to a broadcast I just heard. It is very windy, though. Nearly all flights out of Logan for this morning were cancelled, although a flight to Heathrow reportedly took off about an hour ago. As Mary Ann mentioned, many incoming flights were also cancelled, and the few that weren't will be delayed. The snow is expected to continue until mid-afternoon. By then, it will be too dark to go out and play. :( In the meantime, it is very pretty to see. Glad we all bought new boots yesterday. Stay safe, all.
  9. ShipMaven

    ShipMaven Forever Remembered

    Lisa - it takes another snow-lover to say this, but I hope you will be able to get out and have fun in the snow before it turns dark today.
  10. Priscilla

    Priscilla Well-Known Member

    Hubby is outside shoveling away. Northern Virginia got quite a "dusting." For me, it was a good excuse to finish my decorating, wrapping, cleaning, etc.

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