East Coast BlizzardFebruary 8th, 2013 at 3:25 pm by Bill Steffen under Bill's Blog, Weather
Here’s current observations from NYC to Boston, the Blizzard Warning from NYC to Maine, a New England weather map, east coast regional radar, Boston webcams, New York City webcams, offshore buoy data. Here’s a meso-discussion on the storm from the Storm Prediction Center. Here’s national watches/warnings/advisories and a satellite loop of New England. Check out the snowfall forecast amounts around Boston. Here’s storm total snowfall from the NYC area. Over 6,000 flights have been cancelled. At 8 PM, Providence R.I had THUNDERSNOW and moderate snowfall and a wind gust last hour to 51 mph. At 9 PM Boston (Logan Airport which is at the ocean and a windy place) last hour had heavy snow and a NE wind at 41 mph with gusts to 51 mph. Nantucket (Island) had heavy rain and a NE wind at 44 mph with a gust to 63 mph. New York had light snow (visibility one mile) and a NE wind at 16 mph with a gust to 26 mph. A buoy 23 miles offshore reported a gust to 64 mph. None of these would be classified a blizzard. If BOS and PVI have two more hours with 1/4 mile visibility or less, it can be called a blizzard.