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Boston is under seige again!

Oh, no -- nothing like that again! This time, we've been told since Sunday during just about every commercial break that we're expected to have a huge winter "Nor'easter" (a macro-scale storm whose winds come from the northeast, especially in the coastal areas of the Northeastern United States and Atlantic Canada. More specifically, it describes a low pressure area whose center of rotation is just off the coast and whose leading winds in the left forward quadrant rotate onto land from the northeast. The precipitation pattern is similar to other extratropical storms. They also can cause coastal flooding, coastal erosion and gale force winds) tomorrow, 14 Wednesday 2007.

Some reports are claiming there will be 28 inches (71cm) of snowfall!

Of course NOAA reports: "... Winter Storm Warning remains in effect from midnight tonight to midnight EST Wednesday night...

Total accumulation by Wednesday evening will range from 4 to 6 inches from Boston to northern Rhode Island and northeast Connecticut... except 8 to 10 inches from near Worcester through the Merrimack valley.

Snow is expected to begin across the region late this evening. The snow should quickly become heavy at times by daybreak Wednesday. This will have a significant impact on the Wednesday morning rush hour. In fact... snow may be falling at 1 to 2 inches per hour early Wednesday morning... limiting visibilities to a quarter mile at times."

In any case, it looks like Boston might be shut down for a little while tomorrow... What's there to do while we wait to be dug out???? Simple:


Play: Snow Storm!





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danbearnyc
Feb. 14th, 2007 03:31 am (UTC)
Actually I think it might be easier to say that a Nor'easter is sorta like a snowbound hurricane.
mister_don
Feb. 14th, 2007 01:22 pm (UTC)
snowbound hurricane.
Well it sure as hell was in 1978
danbearnyc
Feb. 14th, 2007 10:36 pm (UTC)
Re: snowbound hurricane.
True. And it's the easiest way to explain it to people from out of the region.
mister_don
Feb. 14th, 2007 11:15 pm (UTC)
Re: snowbound hurricane.
I well remember. I was in my first year at U Mass-Boston and still living in Newton. I drove home the afternoon before, got off at the Newton Corner exit, and drove another mile on Washington St., the main drag that paralled the Pike, before turning left in Newtonville Square onto the Walnut Street bridge over the Pike. The rising east wind caught the car and it started to skid sideways.
I was driving a '67 Chrysler Newport that was 18' long and weighed literally tons.
I knew we were in for something. . .
loxie
Feb. 14th, 2007 05:28 am (UTC)
We might get thunder-snow tomorrow! I really don't know how much we're gonna get. Every station is different. I guess I'll know on Thurs.

Everyone's staying out of work though. Sucks because I don't get paid. But I'm not going in if everyone else isn't. Screw that.

Why do I keep smelling brownies cooking??? (it's 12:30am)

I don't think Boston will get much. Looks like a nasty mix for a while tho. Stay safe!!!
frick
Feb. 15th, 2007 02:46 am (UTC)
I finally got 13 inches in one night in Rochester but it proved to be a cold, wet fuck. Sigh!!
Happy VD.
giggle
mc4bbs
Feb. 15th, 2007 02:54 am (UTC)

I finally got 13 inches in one night in Rochester

Where were you? The bathhouse?

If you got 13", you must have had at least three average-sized Rochestarians. ;-)

See you soon!!
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