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The Official 1/31-2/1 Storm Discussion Thread

Zand

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Quote by accuweather.com

Another winter storm may threaten the East this weekend. Late this week a storm will develop along the Gulf Coast and move northward into the Ohio Valley before weakening. At the same time, high pressure over eastern Canada will funnel cold air into the East Coast, while a second storm forms off the coast of the Carolinas. Once this second storm forms, it will intensify as it moves northward and, depending on the exact track of the storm, could cause snow and ice problems from the Appalachian Mountains to New England this coming weekend. Please refer to AccuWeather.com this week for updates on this potential storm threat.
 

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Re: Another Nor' Easter This Weekend?

Zand said:
Quote by accuweather.com

Another winter storm may threaten the East this weekend. Late this week a storm will develop along the Gulf Coast and move northward into the Ohio Valley before weakening. At the same time, high pressure over eastern Canada will funnel cold air into the East Coast, while a second storm forms off the coast of the Carolinas. Once this second storm forms, it will intensify as it moves northward and, depending on the exact track of the storm, could cause snow and ice problems from the Appalachian Mountains to New England this coming weekend. Please refer to AccuWeather.com this week for updates on this potential storm threat.
We can only pray it happens..
 

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ctenidae said:
Oh, man oh man. If it does, I'm gonna be already at someplace to ski..

That sounds like a really good plan!
 

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I am all for it! Of course, how isn't? Hopefully this one will stretch farther North than the "Blizzard of 2005" did.
 

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dmc said:
I hope it goes exactly like the one last week...
The amount of snow from the last blizzard was great, but the timing could have been a little better.

How about a little earlier? Not all of us can skip work on a Monday to go skiing.

I guess further north would also be nice... :)
 

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hammer said:
dmc said:
I hope it goes exactly like the one last week...
The amount of snow from the last blizzard was great, but the timing could have been a little better.

How about a little earlier? Not all of us can skip work on a Monday to go skiing.

I guess further north would also be nice... :)

Sunday was the POW day in NYS... So the timing was awesome!!
I rode 2' of fresh and went to work the next day.. With a smile!!!
 

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From NOAA:

LATE THIS COMING WEEKEND OR EARLY NEXT WEEK: THERE IS THE POSSIBLITY
WE WILL BE FEELING THE FIRST INFLUENCE OF WHAT MAY BECOME A LARGE
STRONG SLOW MOVING COASTAL LOW PRESSURE SYSTEM. THE POSSIBLITY OF
THIS IS ONLY ABOUT 30 PERCENT AT THIS TIME WITH ITS ARRIVAL DATE EVEN
MORE IN DOUBT. WE PREFER ANOTHER DAY OR 2 OF MODEL CONFIRMATION
BEFORE WE ENTERTAIN THE LIKELIHOOD OF ANOTHER FORMIDABLE SYSTEM. FOR
THOSE WHO NEED TO PLAN THESE CONSIDERATIONS...IT MAY BE WORTHWHILE TO
CHECK BACK WEDNESDAY FOR CONTINUITY ON THE POSSIBLITY.


http://www.crh.noaa.gov/data/foreca...cal_place1=Boston&product1=WINTER+STORM+WATCH

Read that as "Uhmmm, maybe."
 

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The difference is this storm is predicted to be SLOW... More snow!!!


Slow and low that is the tempo.... :)
 

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dmc said:
Sunday was the POW day in NYS... So the timing was awesome!! I rode 2' of fresh and went to work the next day.. With a smile!!!

:D , but I went to work yesterday half asleep. Man was I spent!
 

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dmc said:
Sunday was the POW day in NYS... So the timing was awesome!!
I rode 2' of fresh and went to work the next day.. With a smile!!!
Glad to hear you had a great time! :beer:

How about sharing with those of us to the east for the next one? :wink:
 

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hammer said:
dmc said:
Sunday was the POW day in NYS... So the timing was awesome!!
I rode 2' of fresh and went to work the next day.. With a smile!!!
Glad to hear you had a great time! :beer:

How about sharing with those of us to the east for the next one? :wink:

As long as I get dumped on - I'll share...

Remember... There are NO friends on a POW day.... ;)
 

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dmc said:
The difference is this storm is predicted to be SLOW... More snow!!!


Slow and low that is the tempo.... :)

The other thing about this compared to this past weekends storm is this one is what is known as a 'Double Barrel" Low. A Low will form off the Carolina coast shoot up the Eastern Seaboard followed by another Low forming off the VA coast. The warmer air will penetrate along the coast creating snow/ice/rain events along the immediate coast while N and W of the the Low gets the jackpot. These Lows shoot right into the Gulf of Maine and New England ski areas get walloped. :beer: It's still too early to predict models are changing every 12hrs but some of them are in agreement with the DB scenario for Sun/Mon. Cross your fingers.
 

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THERE IS A GOOD CHANCE OF A SIGNIFICANT SLOW MOVING COASTAL STORM
NEXT WEEK. THE POSSIBLITY HAS INCREASED TO 50 PERCENT. THIS SYSTEM
COULD BE FORMIDABLE. FOR THOSE WHO NEED TO PLAN THESE
CONSIDERATIONS...THIS STORM COULD BRING SUBSTANTIAL PRECIPITATION AND
WIND TO PARTS OF THE REGION.


Setting up for a mid-week blow, it looks like. Today's snow may put Boston of teh 110 year old January record. Yowza!
 

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Looks like a monday to Tuesday event now...
 

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Bob R said:
Send this storm to the White's please. Just 1 storm Please. At least alot of snow making taking place.

I concur. Having 3' of snow in the flatlands does the ski areas no good except to bring people north because they 'perceive' that there is snow in the mtns.

With the weather pattern being as it is, I guess I am happy that we do have passes to Pat's as opposed to a more northern locale.
 
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