NOT A Purim Joke: Hurricane-Like Snow Storm Could Pound Tri-State Thursday, Friday

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The following is from Accuweather.com:

A powerful storm of historical proportions is aiming at much of the Northeast Thursday into Friday and will follow up to a foot and a half of snow through Wednesday over upstate New York and western New England.

This second storm will be nothing short of a monster. Even in light of the blizzards earlier this winter that targeted the southern mid-Atlantic, this may be the one that people remember the most this winter in parts of New England and the northern mid-Atlantic.

At its peak, the storm will deliver near hurricane-force wind gusts (74 mph) blinding snow falling at the rate of over an inch per hour. For some people in upstate New York and eastern and northern Pennsylvania, this may seem more like a “snow hurricane” rather than a blizzard.

Cities likely to be impacted by heavy snow for all or at least part of the storm include: New York City, Albany, Rochester, Syracuse, Binghamton, Scranton, Allentown, Reading, Williamsport and Burlington.

The storm also deliver heavy rain and flooding northeast of the center of circulation.

The cities of Boston, Providence and Portland may have their hands full with coastal flooding problems.

The combination of wind, heavy rain and heavy snow will lead to extensive power outages and property damage. Where numerous trees and lines are blown down, the power could be out for a week in some areas.

Impacts on travel in the region may be severe. The effects of the storm will lead to flight delays and cancellations. Some major roads may be blocked by snow, downed trees or flooding.

Blowout tides caused by strong offshore winds from New Jersey to North Carolina may pose problems for coastal waterway interests.

Exactly where this storm forms and tracks will determine whether you get all snow, all rain, snow to rain or just snow showers. A variance in track of as little as 50 miles will make a difference.

One thing is for sure, most people in the mid-Atlantic and New England will have problems from this storm’s strong winds.

YWN will keep you posted on the latest developments on snowfall and other impacts on this potentially very dangerous, destructive storm.

(Source: AccuWeather.com)


30 COMMENTS

  1. Sturm und drang! Lions and tigers and bears, oh my!

    Well, at least according to the map, Baltimore will escape this one. The rest of us will be catching up to them.

  2. #1, till now it was Global Warming. Now it’s Global Cooling. You mention Hashem in your comment, maybe it’s he who is creating this weather pattern? You didn’t think of that, because you have been blinded by the Atheists.

  3. hanavon, I guess you didn’t read the Wall Street Journal when they came out about the falsified study results from the East Anglia University. But, you would of course know better because you are a liberal who is so open minded that your brains fell out.

    A freilichen purim everyone. Try to make it joyous. It is a mitzva on purim.

  4. AynOdMilvado1, LOL!!! A Freilichen Purim to you!

    May we be zoche that on this Purim to see the downfall of our enemies here and abroad. Amen!

  5. I propose that ‘hanavon’ change his name. Hence forth ‘hanavon’ will be known on this board as ‘Hatipish’ or ‘HaApikores’ because he sure ain’t too navon with all them nutty comments.

  6. anyone complaining about too much snow doesnt remember what winters were like 20, 30, 40 yrs ago. what we have gotten the last 10 – 20 years, is nothing.

  7. Enough about global warming. Overall the temperature has been up a degree or 2 – that’s what global warming is about. Not heat waves, not snow but a degree or two worldwide. And it will take so many years to really efect our children and grandchildren.

  8. Al Gore is going to have to join Punxsutawney Phil in the ground until all the snow melts.
    In every city with snow on the ground there is a posse waiting to tar and feather him.

  9. If we do get a lot of snowfall. I hope all the mosdos that usually send out groups collecting, will be responsible and reconsider. Its unfortunately scary how much $ the mosdos can lose because of this.

  10. #1 pffhahaha ha. You sure sound like a die hard.

    By the way, the scientists always complain to us that our 6000 year model is not scientific since it is unfalsefiable. Using this requirment disqualifies global warning from being considered science. When it’s hot they’ll say, you see it’s getting warmer. When it’s cold they’ll tell you, oh that’s because the warming is causing rain which makes it cold. Did anyone suggest that it might be the opposite way around? Really it’s getting colder, but when it’s hot, that’s due to the lack of rain.
    This is besides the fact that these guys have this haughty outlook that whatever happens to them is global. Did they bother to notice what’s going on all over the planet. While we are having a heat wave, often some other country is having it’s coldest weather ever.
    All this is not really pertinent anymore being that the whole movement was exposed. Whoever sticks to it now is showing their true colors, that they just like there kinds of theories, whether it has backing or not.

  11. I want snow!!

    I love skiing, I love snow… but here in Israel, none of that… or, ok, next to nothing. Har Chermon is a joke/insult compared to

  12. To #11 Yaakov Doe

    Actually, there is no evidence to what you said, and even the promoters of Global Warming admitted that there was no statistically significant warming trend.
    Nichnas Yayin Yotzo Sode. The secret is out!!

  13. Those who complain about the winter do not have to work outside in the summer in 90 degrees and 90% (or higher sometimes) humidity and they can afford air conditioning.

    I want the winter to be cold and last as long as possible (longer if I could somehow, get it, all other things being the same or better).

  14. #8, Rabbi Levin: You cease to inflame. I hope you are kidding. “HaApikores”???? For mentioning something in support of human impact on the environment? Ouch! How can we ever subdue our enemies with this kind of achdus???

  15. Oh dude this will be some fun pooreem, I cant wait it will be like a whole avoida in the snow, we so could have like snowball fights on pooreem ,wow!!

  16. it wouldent be so bad if all the wild drivers would be sidelined, people would be obligated to give $ they dont have.. just to get the group out of their house… we can just enjoy with our families & neighbors–in yerushalim ir hakodesh, it rains every year-due to a bracha/klala from the old yerushalimer ruv zatzal- he wanted the tznius issues to remain indoors-

  17. to #19 d. breslauer [until now uve been complaining about peope; but] todays comment about the Land!!!
    ever heard of the meraglim?? also see end of mesechet kesubos & sefer ch. chaim !!!!

  18. #15 & #16: Speaking of Erev Pesach storms, I have recorded on paper another one of great proportion; Monday, April 13th, 1987. 22″ of snow in Monticello, NY! Gone in 3 days.Could this be the one? Btw, that’s not the record for late Sullivan Cty. snowfall–within the last few yrs. we had a coating in MAY!! OY!! Such a Business!!

  19. flatbush bubby, haleivi, mark levin.

    first of all, i don’t appreciate being insulted and called names, the last i saw, that’s an issur diureisa of onas dvarim, about which of course the rambam says very clearly in hilchos tshuva that a person looses their chelek in olam haba for embarrassing a jew and for calling him names.

    as for your erroneous belief that global warming means warm weather, that is incorrect. the warming of the atmosphere causes extreme weather patterns, and this has been shown both in computer models and in empirical data, so yes it gets much colder in the winter, and much hotter in the summer.

    flat. bubby, just because one study had been exaggerated doesn’t disprove an idea that has thousands of studies over several decades to back it up…unless you’re suggesting that the conspiracy is so deeply rooted that all scientific data is false, in which case i wouldn’t even bother…

    haleivi, i don’t know what you mean, do you mean to say that hashem only works through nissim and things never occur through the natural laws of physics? in which case you should say “newton yemach shemo”, do you really belive that science is an atheist conspiracy that is set out to disprove hashems existence? thats not the case at all, the majority of scientists are believers in G-d.
    as for your belief about scientific proof for the 6,000 year old world, all i can tell you is that the rambam says clearly in the hakdamah to the moreh that sefer bereishis is not to be taken literally, and in fact r’ elyashiv’s grandfather, the leshem writes that the world is very, very old, along with the tiferes yisroel, maharitz chayez, along with many other achronim, so i wouldn’t be so quick to call a person an apikores for believing that. it’s an old issue that really makes no difference in halacha, so it’s meaningless.