Icy, Snowy Apocalypse Watch

snowy apocalypse meter 2011-01-06

This is very exciting. After missing the first significant snowfall of the season because of the winter break, we've towed the Icy, Snowy Apocalypse Meter out of the barn today for the first time this season.

Here's the situation, from the (paraphrased) forecast:

Thursday night: Cold. Maybe some snow, but little accumulation.
Friday: There will be snow. Totals by the end of Friday could range from 4-10 inches.
Saturday: Yep, you guessed it, more snow. But probably not much. Cold, highs below 30.
Sunday: Some chance of snow, but not much. Highs near 30.

The NWS forecast discussion mentions there's a "a lot of uncertainty" with this storm. So we're pegging this storm as just into the "Winter's Making An Effort Category." The high end of the accumulation range -- 10 inches -- is a respectable total. There could be a fair amount of shoveling, and snow emergencies. But, hey, it'll be the weekend -- you probably won't have to dig out before work.

Shovels at the ready, you hardy Northeasteners.

Update: Saratoga Springs has already called a snow emergency, starting at 9 am Friday. [Saratogian]

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

Hooray! I was wondering if we'd be seeing ISAW this winter.

Glad to see Ellsass still has a name-check in the disclaimer. Winter has now properly arrived!

Don't be so hard on yourself, AOA. It's all good.

I would poke fun at your accidental copy-and-paste of the last paragraph, but I'm not in the mood for wetterschadenfreude.

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