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Major Snowstorm May Affect the Northeast Thursday

Posted by on Dec. 30, 2013 at 1:45 PM
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Major Snowstorm May Affect the Northeast Thursday

By , Expert Senior Meteorologist
December 30, 2013; 7:17 AM
Play video Weather Expert Evan Myers discusses the latest cold wave and the Thursday snowstorm in the Northeast.

Two storms will converge on the Northeast on Thursday with the potential for snow. How quickly they get together and strengthen will determine which areas are hit with heavy snow and which areas will have a near-miss.

The storm could have a major negative impact on travel for people returning from holiday destinations, heading back to school or resuming business activities.

People should be prepared for flight delays because of direct and indirect impacts from the far-reaching storm. Flights destined to New York City, Philadelphia and other airports may be held up due to deicing activities in the Midwest and in New England.

While millions of people in New England are likely to be hit by a snowstorm, the question is will an additional 10 million people have to shovel out in the storm's wake Friday, including New York City and Philadelphia.

The snowier of two scenarios would suggest that New England will be hit with a powerful nor'easter that produces blizzard conditions, damaging winds and coastal flooding.

Even if the two Thursday storms are slow to converge, they should still wrap enough moisture around to produce a snowstorm over New England.

According to AccuWeather.com Senior Meteorologist Brett Anderson, "Enough snow to shovel and plow seems likely for much of New England during Thursday into Friday."

In part of central and northern New England the storms from this past Sunday night and the storm expected Thursday will overlap, with the potential for more than a foot of snow to be on the ground by late Friday.

It is too early to call for the mid-Atlantic.

"If the two storms merge and strengthen too far off the mid-Atlantic coast, only intermittent snow, flurries or perhaps even nothing may fall on the I-95 corridor from Philly to New York," Anderson stated.

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Even in areas as far south as Washington, D.C. and Richmond, the chance of snow is not zero if the storm strengthens quickly. Some snow could wrap around for a brief time.

In either case, the coldest air of the season so far will empty out of Canada in the wake of the storm.

According to Long Range Weather Expert Jack Boston, "If New York's Central Park fails to reach 20 degrees for a high temperature on Friday, it will be the first time this has occurred since Jan. 16, 2009."

In addition to the snowstorm in New England and the chance of accumulating snow in part of the I-95 mid-Atlantic, a swath of light to moderate snow will sweep from the Midwest to the central Appalachians during the middle of the week.

When combined with frigid temperatures, the snow will stick to the roads leading to slippery conditions and travel delays from Chicago to Indianapolis, Detroit, Cleveland and Pittsburgh.

Tune in to AccuWeather Live Mornings every weekday at 7 a.m. EST. We will be talking about the brutal Midwest cold and the potential snowstorm in the Northeast.

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Sisteract
by Whoopie on Dec. 30, 2013 at 1:55 PM
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I am visiting the hubs in Cinci this week (why? when he works all day??). Anyhow, it's freezing. I was in Chicago over the weekend and the wind was blowing in off the lake...I had forgotten what winter feels like. I have not left the condo all day. I am laying under my blanket with the heater cranked. it was 75 at home in CA last week.

New Englanders are hardy.

VooDooB
by GIF Giver on Dec. 30, 2013 at 2:06 PM

They just can't catch a break lately it seems.

coolmommy2x
by Platinum Member on Dec. 30, 2013 at 2:08 PM
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While I love snow, I want the kids back in school.
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nelopyma
by Bronze Member on Dec. 30, 2013 at 5:48 PM

It's winter.  It snows in the northeast in winter.  Granted, it's disruptive, but once the plows get out, it's typically not that big of a deal unless it's an ungodly amount (like the 2 feet we got in one storm last winter).  I'm more annoyed by the snow now that I don't even live there... DH is scheduled to fly up there on Thursday.

lizmarie1975
by Gold Member on Dec. 30, 2013 at 5:51 PM
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For real!! We've already had three snow days. We can't afford another one...and I don't know how much more I can take if my 8 year ild's ramblings about her love for her favorite boy band.

Quoting coolmommy2x: While I love snow, I want the kids back in school.
Phylis419
by on Dec. 30, 2013 at 5:54 PM

 ha ha ha too funny

Quoting lizmarie1975: For real!! We've already had three snow days. We can't afford another one...and I don't know how much more I can take if my 8 year ild's ramblings about her love for her favorite boy band.

Quoting coolmommy2x: While I love snow, I want the kids back in school.

 

rebeccab1966
by Member on Dec. 30, 2013 at 5:55 PM
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Hoping for no snow on Friday--hubbie and son are going bird hunting and this trip has been scheduled forever and my son is so excited.  I hope it snows next Tuesday when I have a root canal scheduled...

Phylis419
by on Dec. 30, 2013 at 5:57 PM

 root canals are not bad just an inconvenience... so no worries. :-D

Quoting rebeccab1966:

Hoping for no snow on Friday--hubbie and son are going bird hunting and this trip has been scheduled forever and my son is so excited.  I hope it snows next Tuesday when I have a root canal scheduled...

 

rebeccab1966
by Member on Dec. 30, 2013 at 5:59 PM

 

Quoting Phylis419:

 root canals are not bad just an inconvenience... so no worries. :-D

Quoting rebeccab1966:

Hoping for no snow on Friday--hubbie and son are going bird hunting and this trip has been scheduled forever and my son is so excited.  I hope it snows next Tuesday when I have a root canal scheduled...

 

 I'm so "dental-phobic."  I know it will be fine, but it still freaks me out.

Phylis419
by on Dec. 30, 2013 at 6:01 PM
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 I've had every possible thing occur with my mouth (trust me) so yes, definately, no worries. I used to say, I rather get a pap over and over then go to the dentist. SO...I def understand. lol

Quoting rebeccab1966:

 

Quoting Phylis419:

 root canals are not bad just an inconvenience... so no worries. :-D

Quoting rebeccab1966:

Hoping for no snow on Friday--hubbie and son are going bird hunting and this trip has been scheduled forever and my son is so excited.  I hope it snows next Tuesday when I have a root canal scheduled...

 

 I'm so "dental-phobic."  I know it will be fine, but it still freaks me out.

 

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