Icy, Snowy Apocalypse Watch: It's Winterween.

snowy apocalypse meter 2011-10-28

We're not sure this is really happening. It's October -- and we've had to pull out the Icy, Snowy Apocalypse Meter.

This weekend's forecast: messy. The NWS has issued a winter storm warning for the area, and says there's a possibility of "major societal impact." We understand that's forecaster-speak for: there are a lot of the leaves on the trees, we're going to get a lot of heavy snow, be prepared to kiss your power goodbye.

The paraphrased forecast:

Saturday: Rain and snow. Accumulation up to 2 inches. Highs in the upper 30s.
Saturday night: Snow. Additional accumulation up to 5 inches. Lows around 30. #$%^&@&
Sunday: Cloudy, then sunny. Highs in the mid-40s.

If you're counting, that's a possible 7 inches of snow.

The amounts in this storm could end up being less than impressive, and it may end up melting relatively quickly. But with those temps, the snow is bound is to be wet and heavy, which could be a serious pain. So we're tagging this as a solid "Winter's Making an Effort." Even though it's not actually winter, yet.

* Credit to WNYT's Jessica Layton for tagging the storm "Winterween."

Necessary note: You should take this all with an enormous bag of rock salt. AOA has absolutely no weather forecasting expertise. At all. That said, the world will probably not end because of some snow (despite how much they say it will on TV). Most likely.

Comments

Oh I.S.A.W., I missed you while you were away (although it doesn't seem quite as long as usual)!

The Meter. I thought the farewell to the food trucks on Washington Ave was the true sign of winter, but seeing The Meter made me realize Fall is truly history.

I agree with #$%^&@&. That's definitely in the forecast.

Winterween? Maybe if it actually snows on Halloween, like in say Sheridan, WY. Otherwise, it's just OctSNOWber. Which deserves a "#$%^&@&".

Seriously, folks. It's Snolloween!

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