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Northeast Braces For Major Winter Storm

02/07/2013

The nor’easter is ramping up with possible major snowfall…feets of snow… and high gusting winds that could topple trees and cut power service.

Meteorologist William Babcock with the National Weather Service in Taunton, Mass., says it’s looking like it is going to be a very powerful storm.

Not a pleasant prospect for a region that has been besieged and has not yet fully recovered from months with drastic weather conditions.

All of you in the northeast, hunker down and keep safe and warm!

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  1. MMD
    02/07/2013 at 3:09 pm

    Donchais are you in the northeast? If so I would like to thank you for the winter bomb that you and Ontario are jointly sending to us. Truly, we really already liked and appreciated you – ya didn’t have to share the wealth!!!

    Courtesy of the weather network (Canada)

    Some places could see up to 40 cm of snow

    “A low pressure system currently affecting Ontario will merge with an east coast low near Cape Hatteras to form a powerful Nor’easter for the weekend,” says Gina Ressler, a meteorologist at The Weather Network. “While the storm will be seen on Friday, the worst of the weather will be throughout the day Saturday for the Maritimes and Sunday for Newfoundland and Labrador.”

    Up to 40 cm of snow is possible in parts of the Maritimes, with around 30 cm forecast for Newfoundland.

    “Strong northeast winds gusting up to 90 km/h will result in blowing snow and reduced visibilities,” says Ressler. “Strong winds may also create breaking waves and high surf along the north-facing shorelines.”

    Ressler adds that this will be a high impact event, not just for Atlantic Canada, but for the US eastern seaboard as well.

    I have already sent thank you’s to friends outside Toronto as well as family in Cambridge and Hopkinton, MA.

    As it is we just got over a storm, we currently have a wind warning, the wind chill is now -20 F, and another storm is due Tuesday. 😦 so not a happy camper Truly, even though I have a plow come, shoveling does NOT build character!

    • donchais
      02/07/2013 at 4:15 pm

      Yes ma’am. We still haven’t finished recovering from Sandy and a huge nor’easter a week later. Don’t deal especially well with hurricane force winds and loss of power. Heck, I still have a major tree down out back that hasn’t been cut up and hauled away yet!

      Tuesday for you must be the tail of our storm that starts moving up the coast tomorrow, Saturday,and Sunday…hopefully it will have lost much of it’s intensity before it gets to you!

  2. MMD
    02/07/2013 at 4:42 pm

    I’ve had the Boston ABC channel on for the past few hours and the radar is showing us getting hit Sat & Sun. After all, we’re fairly close as the crow flies.

    After watching Superstorm Sandy and what everyone affected has and is still going through, I haven’t a complaint in the world!!! Good luck and stay warm and dry.

  3. donchais
    02/07/2013 at 4:45 pm

    Ta, you too!

  4. ritanita
    02/08/2013 at 6:25 am

    Donchais and my friends to the Great Northeast, I do hope you are ready for this storm. My heart goes out to you all.

    I’m again fortunate to be barely south enough to miss the worst. The snow will stop at I-95. Believe it or not, our decision to move east of I-95. We should be up to about 43 degrees by afternoon and will have rain only.

  5. donchais
    02/08/2013 at 7:45 am

    Thanks ritanita…snowing already!

  6. MMD
    02/09/2013 at 6:59 am

    How is everyone in the NE US doing with the storm? Hope all are safe and warm and if you’ve lost power at least have a fireplace. I’ve been watching WCVB and CNN and it looks like the aftermath when it ends is going to be really bad in some places. As of now 3/4 M without power over 9 states with the majority in MA. Governor in ME just announced that they have pre-positioned everyone in advance and imported tree cutters/removal equipment from Canada.

    I woke up at 4 because of the wind and now at 7:45 here in the Maritimes can’t see across the street as the snow is horizontal so it’s only going to be downhill as the blizzard still hasn’t even hit ME yet.

    Stay safe everyone and stay inside, away from the down power lines and trees. Wishing everyone safety and warmth!

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