Icy, Snowy Apocalypse Watch

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By all accounts there is a large, rather snowy winter storm headed east. And also by most accounts, that large storm is projected to just miss us. Again.

Are you feeling lucky?

Because here's the thing: this could either way. We're right on the edge of the action. The storm steams by to the south and we get 3, maybe 4 inches. But the high pressure ridge that's been keeping all the snow off us shifts a little bit -- and hello, 6-10 inches. (If you're headed to NYC or other points south, do wear your boots.)

So we're going to tentatively peg this as a "mildly annoying" icy, snowy apocalypse. But, you know, things change. Bring a shovel.

Here's the paraphrased forecast from the National Weather Service:

Tonight: Not too cold. Maybe a few flakes after midnight.
Wednesday: Not all that cold. Snow starting in the late morning. Maybe 1-3 inches.
Wednesday night: Probably more snow, but not a lot. Windy.
Thursday: Sunny. Again, not that cold -- but windy.
On to the weekend: Partly cloudy/sunny, temps in the low 30s.

Necessary note: You should take this all with an enormous bag of rock salt. AOA has absolutely no weather forecasting expertise. At all. We do, however, think it's funny how every winter storm is treated like the end of the world. Also: Ellsass, we're sorry.

Earlier on AOA: A tough year for local snowmen

Comments

I'm going to go with "whatever" on this one.

I'll be surprised if we get more than 1/4" based on the way this winter has been going.

I have to comment and say that WNYT just posted on Twitter that DPat is going to hold a 3:45pm news conference to talk about.... SNOW! Not Hiram. Slow news day?? Thanks for the update!! :)

Shock me, shock me, shock me with your winterlike behavior.

I'm getting sick of the snow lovers complaining. I'll take cold sunny days all winter long!

So you're rating your weather mildly annoying. In Cincinnati, OH hell has definitely frozen over. It's been awhile since we have had this much of the white stuff. As usual we don't know what to do with it all. Enjoy you're mildly annoying!

Please do not feed the anti-climate change folks with the "Al Gore is wrong" bit. This extreme weather pattern is likely the result of exactly what Gore has been talking about the last few years.

Granted, I hate the cold, but I love not having to shovel this year!

Damnit, I probably just cursed us all to a large amount of snow.

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