Icy, Snowy Apocalypse Watch

snowy apocalypse meter 2012-11-07

Here we are, good people of the Capital Region, standing at the leading edge of yet another winter. Will it be a repeat of last season's non-winter? Or will Jack Frost muster some self respect and get back in the game?

As you have no doubt heard, a Nor'easter is making its way up the coast this week. For areas that were hit hard by Sandy, it could be a problem. Here? It's not looking like much. The paraphrased forecast from the National Weather Service:

Wednesday afternoon: Chance of rain and snow, especially late in the afternoon. Cold -- mid 30s.
Wednesday night: There's a good chance of snow overnight -- maybe as much as an inch. Temps in the high 20s.
Thursday: Chance of snow and rain continue through the morning -- but little additional accumulation. Highs in the low 40s.
Friday: Sunny, upper 40s.
Saturday: Sunny, highs around 50.
Sunday: Sunny and warmer, upper 50s.

These coastal storms are always a little tricky -- a track a bit farther east or west can make a big difference in what ends up happening here. But it appears the chances of anything beyond an inch or so are small. One thing to watch for: with the rain and low temps overnight, there's some (small) chance of freezing rain. And, of course, that always makes driving more interesting.

So... we're calling this an icy, snowy apocalypse of the lowest order (it wouldn't even register mid-season). Think of it as a winter preview. It'll give you a chance to see what's in store this year, tell the flurry section that it's playing its part a little flat, comment that the blustery wind needs to work on its jazz hands.

And then you can go find your car's snow brush.

By the way: The Icy, Snowy Apocalypse Watch will not be a party to the unilateral move by the hype monkeys at the Weather Channel to start naming winter storms.

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. Most likely.

Earlier on AOA: The first, last, most, and least snow


So not ready for these posts.

Thank you for not bending to the "named storms" inanity. Though if you do give in, let's skip the standard first names and go with something more creative, like "Sock Puppet" or "Gland Problem."

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