Saturday, December 25, 2010

AccuWeather Blizzard Warning

The first major winter storm of the season is threatening to dump 8 to 16 inches of snow on parts of the New York area.

A blizzard warning is in effect from 6 a.m. Sunday to 6 p.m. Monday for Southern Connecticut, Northeast New Jersey and Southeast New York.

New York City is included in the blizzard warning.

The storm in question is the system that has already dropped upwards of a half foot of snow across parts of the Midwest. The snow spread into the Tennessee Valley overnight, and will reach across the Carolinas into tonight and then the Northeast on Sunday.

The corridor from Salisbury, Md., to New York City to Boston to Portland will be faced with roughly 18 hours of heavy, wind-whipped snow. Total snow accumulations within this zone will exceed a half of a foot. Strong winds will significantly blow and drift the snow around.

As the storm reaches its peak intensity, an all-out blizzard should unfold over New England.
We're expecting 8 to 16 inches of snow for the New York area - more to the east, and less the further west you go. The storm should wind down by mid-day on Monday.

The nightmare for travelers will continue into Monday despite the snowstorm coming to an end.
Fierce winds following the storm will keep whipping the snow around, threatening to cause more flight cancellations and poor travel for motorists.

Tuesday, high pressure builds back in although winds will remain breezy. Temperatures will be cool once again despite more sunshine.

Finally, Wednesday looks like another quiet day with high pressure overhead and sunshine. One thing to note is that we could see a warm-up in temperatures towards the end of next week.

Have a great day and holiday!!!!

Credit:  7Online

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