US, CANADA BRACING FOR ANOTHER WINTER STORM

Zero Valentine due to Sub-Zero weather conditions for “lovers” in US East Coast and parts of Canada this February 14, Saturday.

Blizzard warning with hurricane-force winds are up in the following states – New York, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, Connecticut, Massachusetts and Maine.This is the fourth major snowstorm this season.

Massive Blizzard on New England Feb 2015

Massive Blizzard on New England Feb 2015

 

New England coastline are expected to experience wind similar to category 2 or 3 hurricane from Saturday into Sunday adding to already accumulated 1.8 meters (six feet) of snow, National Weather Service (NWS) said.

The system could bring heavy snow, bitter cold temperatures, wind gusts up to 120 kph, hamper visibility, travel will become nearly impossible and potentially life threatening, and power outages can be expected, they added.

Wind map from http://earth.nullschool.net/

Wind map from http://earth.nullschool.net/

 

In New Jersey, residents were advised to expect high winds, sub-zero wind chills, and artic temperatures with this snowstorm. Gusty winds are expected to peak from 5 a.m. to Sunday noon.

The snowstorm woke up Jacky Geromo, a Filipino residing in New Jersey, and shared her video from Instagram the frigid hurricane-like blistering winds in front of her apartment Sunday early morning.

A plastic bag appears to be dancing with the wind as a bush in a ‘Western’ film only that this is snow and ice.

 

Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA) shuts down on a Sunday for the third time due to winter storm. While more than 30 flights have been cancelled at Boston’s Logan International Airport and almost 400 flights for Sunday are grounded. And in Alton, New Hampshire, the annual Ice Carnival scheduled this weekend has been called off.

NWS Boston warned the public regarding the areas that will be affected by the snowstorm, its duration and possible scenarios it might bring.

Storm Summary from @NWSBoston

Storm Summary from @NWSBoston

 

Boston has already experienced a total amount of almost eight feet of snow in the previous winter storm – 79.5 inches last week – and is bracing for additional 14 inches, forecast indicate.

Melting recorded 7+ feet snow from last week

Melting recorded 7+ feet snow from last week’s winter storm

 

45 inches recorded in Blue Hill Observatory on Feb. 15 snowstorm

45 inches recorded in Blue Hill Observatory on Feb. 15 snowstorm

In their latest tweet, Sunday early morning, announcement said-

“has reached its snowiest month on record with 45.5 total inches. The old record was 43.3 in January 2005”, and

“With 82.7” for the season, Boston has also reached its 7th snowiest winter.”

At Blue Hill Observatory –

“unofficially the greatest snow depth on record in 130 years.”

The weather was felt as far as Washington D.C. High wind warning and wind chill advisory was issued from Saturday to Sunday early morning. At 10 p.m., reports came in that power supply started to mount in several areas. It also toppled down a tree in Virginia.

Tree fell on a house in Virginia (courtesy of @BrianWeik)

Tree fell on a house in Virginia (courtesy of @BrianWeik)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Update 19 February:

CNN reports Artic Blast path in the US

CNN reports Artic Blast path in the US

Entire half of the United States – Midwest, Mid-Atlantic and East coast as far as Atlanta – to experience 2-digit below freezing wind chills following last week’s winter storm. This time is due to Artic Blast moving towards weekend.

 

 

 

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