Blizzard to Dump 10-14 Inches of Snow on NYC


snow1NY – Get out the snow shovels – another serious snowstorm is on the way. A nasty winter storm is threatening to roar into the city Tuesday night and could dump 10 inches or more of snow on us.

Forecasters say the storm that crippled the Deep South will move off the coast, gain strength, then lumber up the Atlantic seaboard.

“It will intensify as it makes that trek up the coast,” said Joe Pollina of the National Weather Service.

Snow is expected to start falling around 7 p.m. Tuesday and get heavier after midnight. Things are expected to taper off by around midday on Wednesday.

“The heaviest snow seems likely to be around dawn on Wednesday,” he said.

Like many coastal storms, the exact track of the storm will determine the amount of snow that falls on any given area.

With frigid air locked in place, meteorologists do not expect any changeover to sleet or rain except perhaps on extreme eastern Long Island.

“Even a few dozen miles one way or another can make a big difference,” Pollina said.

The National Weather Service forecast predicts 8 to 10 inches of snow in the city, although forecasters warn more is possible. A winter storm watch was in effect for the entire metro area.

The storm and its track bear an uncanny resemblance to the Christmas weekend blizzard that dumped nearly two feet of snow on the city. That storm was unusually intense, packing 60 mph winds and even thunder claps as it pounded the city.

This storm is not quite as big or as powerful as that blizzard – at least not yet.

“The similarity is there [but] it’s not as strong as that one,” Pollina said. “We’re not going to see winds that strong.”
Some forecasters say there might be more bad snow news to come.

Long-term weather patterns like the La Nina system in the Pacific Ocean and the Arctic Convergence, which brings frigid air into the northeast may create the perfect conditions for a series of coastal storms to form this season.

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  1. Don’t rely on this forecast so much. I predict that the storm will go out to sea, and stay there. It will miss us completely, and will dump ZERO inches on our area.

    How do I know this?

    Whenever they start predicting snow, huge snowfalls so many days in advance, we usually get NOTHING.

  2. Ten inches is a blizzard? If NYC were Florida, maybe.

    Get a grip. Last time Brooklyn had what to complain about. But ten inches?

  3. Where is our mayor? Shouldn’t he be calming iur fears after last storm? I guess it will be the same as last time it will take 4 days until we see the plows in brooklyn