Saturday, January 7, 2017

Quick Saturday Afternoon East Coast Storm Update

Blizzardy in Ocean City, Maryland this morning.
Photo by David Brinton via Twitter
As I mentioned this morning, the big East Coast storm is overproducing, being much bigger and disruptive than originally envisioned. 

Since I wrote that post this morning, snow and snow forecasts have bumped westward even a bit more.

Very heavy snow was falling at 1:30 p.m. from near Washington DC, through southern and central New Jersey, and it's now getting into New England.

Pretty much the entire I-95 corridor from Georgia north is messy, with snow still falling from Virginia north. \

We're now looking at up to a foot of new snow along the southern and central Jersey Shore.

There were ground stops at flights in Philadelphia and the major New York metro airports this morning. There had been at least three consecutive hours of moderately heavy snow in Central Park as of 1 p.m. and that looked like it would continue for a few hours.

Winter storm warnings were once again bumped slightly westward in New England, with the Hartford, Connecticut area now under the gun for heavy snow today and tonight. Downeast Maine has been added to the winter storm warning for up to 9 inches of snow.

The storm is moving right along to toward the northeast, so the snow won't keep going westward through Vermont. Sorry, ski bums!

Cape Cod and the islands are already getting heavy snow and they are still expected to get quite a blizzard tonight.

I said this morning the Brattleboro area in the southeast would get maybe one to three inches, but I think it will be more like two to four inches. There might be a dusting as far north the mountains just east of Rutland.

But nothing further north in the Green Mountain State.

Later today or tomorrow, I'll turn my attention once again to the big West Coast "atmospheric river" storm which is already starting to cause a wide variety of problems.

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