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‘Historic’ Blizzard to Batter U.S. East Coast

Posted by feww on January 26, 2015

Major nor’easter to impact northeastern U.S.

A massive nor’easter is forecast to impact parts of the Northeast Monday through Wednesday. The system will bring heavy snowfall and [hurricane-force] winds, with possible blizzard conditions along coastal areas from New Jersey to Massachusetts, said National Weather Service (NWS), describing the storm as “crippling and potentially historic blizzard.”

This could be the biggest snowstorm in the history of New York, said NY Mayor at a news conference, adding that the snowfall could top 3 feet (91cm).

“I want everyone to understand that we are facing—most probably—one of the largest snowstorms in the history of this city,” said de Blasio.
“My message to all New Yorkers is prepare for something worse than we have seen before. Prepare … for this extreme weather,” he said.

Blizzard Warnings are in effect along the coast from central New Jersey to the Canadian border.

Warnings issued by NWS include

Hurricane Force Wind Warning
Blizzard Warning
Winter Storm Warning
Gale Warning
High Wind Warning
Storm Warning
Coastal Flood Warning
Flood Warning

NWS forecast:

  • Heavy snow for New England and the Northern Mid-Atlantic Coast
  • Snow for the Upper Great Lakes and the Ohio Valley to Mid-Atlantic
  • Temperatures to rise up to 30 degrees above average from the
    Northern High Plains to parts of the Central Plains…

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Nor’easter Pummels the U-S East Coast

Posted by feww on January 13, 2011

Powerful snow storm triggers blizzard conditions in parts of Massachusetts and Connecticut

The third snowstorm in 3 weeks brought strong winds, heavy snow, claps of thunder and blizzard conditions to the U-S East Coast.

Fifty-seven centimeter (22.5 inches) of snow in Hartford, Connecticut, set a new one-day record. As of January 12, 2011, all but two of the U.S. states had snow cover.

U-S Snow Cover


Continental U.S. Snow Cover Map. As of January 12, 2011, Florida was the only state without snow cover.  Image source:  NOHRSC


Continental US Snow Depth Chart. Image source:  NOHRSC. Click image to enlarge.

January 12, 2011
Area Covered By Snow: 70.9%
Area Covered Last Month: 35.1%
Snow Depth
Average: 6.9 in
Minimum: 0.0 in
Maximum: 895.5 in (2,274.4cm)
Std. Dev.: 11.3 in
Snow Water Equivalent
Average: 1.4 in
Minimum: 0.0 in
Maximum: 435.1 in (1,105.1cm)
Std. Dev.: 3.0 in

Snowstorm along the U.S. East Coast


Fifty-seven centimeter (22.5 inches) of snow in Hartford, Connecticut, set a new one-day record. “The storm began developing late on January 11, as a snow-making system that had hit the Southeastern U.S. rode up the Atlantic seaboard and merged with another system crossing from the Midwest.”  The natural-color image above was captured by
MODIS on NASA’s Terra satellite at 10 am EST on January 12, as the storm center passed over southern New England. Click image to enlarge. Download larger image (6 MB, JPEG)

A rare view of snow across the southern U-S


A rare view of snow across the southern United States! A snow system moved across the United States between January 9 and January 11 prompting the governors in 6 southern states to declare states of emergencies. MODIS on NASA’s Terra satellite captured the above image on January 12, 2011. Click image to enlarge. Download larger image (9 MB, JPEG)

Forty-nine U-S states had snow cover


Source: NOAA

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