Icy, Snowy Apocalypse Watch Update

snowy apocalypse meter 2010-02-23

The projected snowfall totals for the rest of the week are starting to increase. From the National Weather Service:

Today: mix of rain/snow
Tonight: "New snow accumulation of 4 to 8 inches possible."
Wednesday: "New snow accumulation of 3 to 7 inches possible."
Thursday: Chance of precipitation 80 percent. But as the forecast discussion notes for Thursday and beyond, "a high degree of uncertainty remains during this period."
Friday: Chance of precipitation 70 percent.

The forecast continues to include high temps in the mid to upper 30s for the rest of this week.

We're bumping this up to a "Winter's Making an Effort" situation because, while it sounds like any one day this week might not be too bad, the string of them could add up. It seems that a lot will depend on which way temperatures break, elevation and a storm on the coast.

In other words, your wintry mileage will almost certainly vary. And it looks like the snow we're getting will be the wet, heavy kind. So, make sure you car has its snow brush. And bring a shovel.

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.

Comments

Who's making an effort here, Old Man Winter, or the Weather People?

According to various things I've heard over the past hour or so, it's incredibly difficult to get out of Troy if you're heading West or North. Good thing I've got a sleeping bag under my desk...

Heading east...it borders on Al Gore Was Wrong.

Just so you know.

Alright Albany, I don't want to hear any complaining this morning. We don't have mudslides. We don't have earthquakes. We don't have tornadoes. We don't have wildfires. We don't have hurricanes. We have snow storms. Inconvenient, yes, but it's a pretty good deal all things considered.

@Mrs. M: we don't usually get tornadoes. ;)
But yeah, I 100% agree. I'd also doesn't hurt that we've gotten off real easy so far this year. I get to walk two blocks to work so I'm loving it, but I haven't forgotten that not everyone is so lucky, so please take care out there folks.

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