Icy, Snowy Apocalypse Watch

snowy apocalypse meter 2011-12-07

Despite many recent indications otherwise, it is actually December. And you know what that means -- yes, we are now firmly in Icy, Snowy, Apocalypse Watch season.

Today has been generally icky, cold, and wet. Tonight is apparently going to be generally icky, cold, and snowy.

The paraphrased National Weather Service forecast for the Albany area:

Tonight: Rain and snow, switching over to snow around 3 am. Lows around the freezing mark. Snow could be heavy a times -- maybe 2-3 inches per hour. Snow accumulation of 1-3 inches. More snow to the southwest, south and east.
Thursday morning: Sunny, but cold. Highs in the upper 30s.

So, all the action is expected to be overnight. And while that 1-3 inch prediction doesn't seem like much, these things can go the other way very easily -- in this case, it looks like the speed of the storm will be important. The forecast discussion mentions that "higher total snowfall amounts could easily be reached...perhaps almost double what is currently indicated." And Steve Caporizzo is predicting 3-6 inches.

If the totals are around 3 inches, it shouldn't be too bad. But it sounds like wet snow. And the timing could make the commute less than fun. So we're pegging this as an annoying+ icy, snowy apocalypse.

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.


Every day I've had a chance to rake the leaves, it's been rainy. Dammit.



It wasn't like that before The Great Ice Storm of 2008

Love how the graph perfectly reflects the way I'm feeling...a mixture of unimpressed with a healthy sprinkling of annoyance (cause there isn't more!!!) lol Come on winter, bring it on already!

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