“Athena”November 7th, 2012 at 7:38 pm by Bill Steffen under Bill's Blog, Weather
Workers try to clear a fallen tree in N.Y. The Weather Channel has named the storm “Athena”. This statement was sent out by the National Weather Service: ALERT ADMINISTRATIVE MESSAGE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE EASTERN REGION BOHEMIA NY 900 AM EST WED NOVEMBER 7 2012 TO: ALL ER WFOS TWC HAS NAMED THE NOR’EASTER “ATHENA..” THE NWS DOES NOT USE NAME WINTER STORMS IN OUR PRODUCTS. PLEASE REFRAIN FROM USING THE TERM ATHENA IN ANY OF OUR PRODUCTS. The storm has produced up to 4″ of snow in New Jersey and up to 7″ of snow in Connecticut. There are new power outages in New York and New Jersey. A total of 500,000 customers are without power from Sandy (9 days now). There are mandatory evaculations in some coastal areas, where tides could run 2-4 feet above average. Sandy damaged forty -three New York City Schools were damaged by Sandy’s wind and 13 more still have no electricity. The Long Island Railroad stopped all trains late this afternoon, systemwide. Hundreds of flights have been cancelled and the Long Island Expressway was closed.