East Coast Blizzard

February 8th, 2013 at 3:25 pm by 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.

26 Responses to “East Coast Blizzard”

  1. Cort S. says:

    How many thundersnow flashes will Jim Cantore get? Place your bets.

    1. Jack says:

      0zero.. Nada. Zip ,,,,

    2. Jack says:

      Because he won’t be allowed on the Roads… Just SAYIN….. ; -)

    3. Jack says:

      Because he won’t be allowed on the Roads… Just SAYIN….. ; -)

  2. INDY says:


  3. Rocky (Rockford) says:

    It was a great day out on the trails! Heaven on Earth. Spectacular winter day!! I see a lot of COLD and SNOW in our future. Get used to it all of you warm weather nuts! WINTER is ROCKING!!!!!!!!

  4. Jim (Kalamazoo) says:

    Would love to have a snowstorm that would drop 24″ to 35″, but I’ll keep dreaming.

    1. Ned S. (Now in South Holland) says:

      The blizzard of 1978 is as close as we’ve been. Could happen some day, but the odds are pretty long.

  5. Mark (East Lansing) says:

    I’m guessing that’s not a recent photo. Not too many Vegas still on the road.

  6. Mike (Mattawan) says:

    Wow! Don’t really know a lot about the history around here but has there ever been a storm similar to the one hitting the NE now that has ever hit SW Michigan?

    1. bnoppe(Albion) says:

      blizzard of 78?

    2. Kimoeagle says:

      Well, I don’t know about this area,Mike, but my home town of Ashtabula used to get blizzards worse than this Boston blow. !950, nothing moved except the Ohio Natl Guard tanks. In 1956, the Thanksgiving blizzard dumped 43″ of snow in 72 hours. Recently, Chardon (some 30 mi. SE) had a blizzard that dumped 70″ of snow in 72+ hrs. —–Right now, the Soo has about 100″ on the ground. — So, it’s relative, Mike, and the Weather Channel does its best to sensationalize the weather to drum up “NEWS”!
      I concur with bnoppe about 1978. We lived in Chicago area then, and it was, indeed a tough winter…for much of the Midwest.

  7. Travis Ulberg (West of Martin, Allegan County) says:

    I saw the Rhode Island police were asking residents for snowmobiles earlier today. And places in Rhode Island already have 10.5″ with 3″ per hour snowfall rates!

  8. Dan says:

    Blizzard of 78 dropped 27 inches of snow, I believe. This one, NEMO, has the potential to drop 3 feet in some areas of New York! We shall see if this is one for the record books. I say, it is!

  9. Marti B (Grandville area) says:

    I was just wondering why the east coast, especially Boston, are getting slammed so much harder than we did? It always seems to be that way for them. Why do they get the storms so much fiercer than we do? ;)

    1. Travis Ulberg (West of Martin, Allegan County) says:

      Because the storm that hit us combined with an even stronger storm. So it has become a super storm basically.

      1. Ned S. (Now in South Holland) says:

        Plus they have the entire Atlantic Ocean as fuel for these storms. It’s a perfect set up.

        1. Marti B (Grandville area) says:

          Yeah, we have the lakes, but they have the entire ocean. Thanks very much for your response. I have a friend who lives in New Jersey and one in Virginia Beach, VA, and an online friend in Boston! She emailed me and said it’s very wild in Boston right now….

          In a way, I’d love to go through something like that…just one time! ;)

      2. Marti B (Grandville area) says:

        Thank you Travis! :)

  10. Travis Ulberg (West of Martin, Allegan County) says:

    Wow, a guy in New England measured 7″ of new snow, then an hour later he measured 12″! 5-6″ an hour snowfall rates right now, just insane! I remember getting 4-5″ per hour snowfall rates for about 45 mins or so, and you could literally see 10 feet in front of you, and that was without the 30-50mph winds they are receiving.

  11. tinainvbcounty says:

    My sister on the southeast side of Massachusetts is getting hammered …over 9″ of snow an hour ago, thundersnow, and terrible winds….she said she could still hear at times that sound of cracking branches. I think her power may be out now, as her interaction on line has suddenly quieted to a halt. Her power had been flickering
    The Western Massachusetts clan is seeing a lot of snow as well, but it doesn’t sound quite as bad…yet. just saw a utility Co. Report 60% power outage in the cape cod area …

  12. Kimoeagle says:

    Well, the NWS is now calling for two (2) feet of snow now vs. three (3) in Massachusetts area.

  13. Jack says:

    ONE can only Wonder… What Fixxxxer’s Comments would be Like, if He Lived on the East Coast ! Makes me shudder to even Think about !!! ;-) . ( all in good FUN Fixxxer) … ;-)

  14. Dozer says:

    SO did that snow storm ever hit the east coast?

  15. Bob says:

    I don’t think so, everything is still the same here in Vegas.

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