Historic Blizzard Winding Down……Significant Blizzard Headed For the Plains, But Rain Here

February 9th, 2013 at 11:32 am by under Chad's WLFI Weather Blog

Historic blizzard is winding down in the Northeast with up to 38″ of snowfall in Connecticut & a substantial storm surge in Massachusetts that has flooded roads & damaged structures.  17″ fell in parts of New Jersey, up to 33.5″ on Long Island, New York & 15″ in the New York City metro.  In the middle of New York, at Central Park, 11.4″ is the official total.  Wind gusts reached 83 mph in Massachusetts with now over 650,000 customers without power in the Northeast.  Wind gust measured as high as 82 mph in Fairfield County, Connecticut with a gust of 75 mph at Plum Island in Suffolk County, New York (Long Island).

Now Colorado to Minnesota is bracing for a significant blizzard with winds up to 60 mph & up to 15″ of snowfall, while Texas to Mississippi & Arkansas braces for tornado threat from storm.  Here, looks like rain with perhaps a rumble of thunder with highs of 46-54 Sunday.

Models paint up to 4″ of snowfall in Kentucky & southern Missouri Wednesday-Thursday from storm system with 1-2″ in southern Indiana & up to 6″ in northern Arkansas & 10″ in Oklahoma.  It keeps the snow south of here on those days, but we will watch as it is still days out & there are questions on track.  This still has the potential to bring accumulating snowfall.  This also is showing signs of perhaps re-developing into a coastal storm for the Northeast with significant snowfall for the East Coast, specifically around Boston with up to a 10″ of snow.  We will watch & see.

A second system Thursday night-Friday may bring accumulating snowfall to the area.  With Arctic air diving southward with it, some data bring some light snow & flurries (no accumulation) all the way nearly to the Gulf Coast on its backside.




36 Responses to “Historic Blizzard Winding Down……Significant Blizzard Headed For the Plains, But Rain Here”

  1. ch n ffort says:

    Woo hoo..here comes our “winter action” showers and a chance of thunder…blahhh..come in mothernature lets get on to spring

  2. Melissa says:

    My kids said they wish we lived on the east coast lol i told them they r nuts…

  3. 24 hr snow remover says:

    I need to move northeast

  4. Doug in Flora says:

    Significant snow here? I’ll believe it when I see it… ;-(

  5. Randy says:

    It would be nice to see what the jinx or block is to prevent us from getting any snow or why it all goes south or north or somewhere else!

  6. mad man from afghanistan says:

    agreed Randy, we have the perfect weather for snow, but it always goes NSEW of us for some reason, but i have a feeling that we will get a blizzard before winter lets up.

  7. charlene says:

    Mad man..i sure do hope you are right..my daughters and grand-daughter have been promised a sledding party sometime this winter..if we dont get the sniw soon i am going to go buy some flower bulbs and let them ” ring in the spring”…come on *s*n*o*w* !!!

  8. we will get snow soon then cold weather habg in there it coming

  9. Jim says:

    Lets stop talking about maybe or the east coast getting it lets get it rolling for this area .

  10. Jim says:

    Madman Monster lets go stooge power lets go with the indiana snow Chad will deliver for us.

  11. L in monti says:

    Many other forecasts have our area in the mid 40s by late in the week….rain rather than snow?

  12. mad man from afghanistan says:

    I know they do lisa , ,but thats always subject to change, and it will.

  13. ML in Rochester says:

    Let it snow….I wil
    Be in Las VEgas come Thursday night!!!!

  14. Teri says:

    How fun for you ML!! have a safe and wonderful time!

  15. Anna says:

    Hey, I’m LOVING the lack of snow!! Hearing plenty of horror stories from friends and family out east.

  16. Jim says:

    The lack of snow will change

  17. Jim says:

    Weather channel says snow here fri sat

  18. ML in Rochester says:

    Thank you Teri!

  19. mad man from afghanistan says:

    Jimmy how much snow for fri sat?

  20. Jerry says:

    Maybe they should forecast rain,that way it will snow.seems to be the trend.

  21. Jim says:

    Mad Man. I look.

  22. Jim says:

    Can’t tell yet if it holds together it looks decent. However Who
    Knows. We might get something on this. No planting yet snow lovers don’t give up.

  23. Autumn says:


    Shhhh. You’ll jinx it!

  24. mad man from afghanistan says:

    Jimmy john thanks bro

  25. Jim says:

    Man Man. Get the Stoogies together we get the big one we need a snow party. Need to pick a central location you are in monticello where does monster live?

  26. mad man from afghanistan says:

    He lives in monticello as well Jimmy, just fire me an email at simple.man.1970@hotmail.com for location and time ill be there bro.

  27. Melissa says:

    Ok it can snow my kids really want to go sledding.. But i have family traveling down for three weekend so no snow next weekend please really want my family tp visit havent seen them since christmas so can it snow thursday intead???? Please

  28. Crista says:

    I would adore a huge blizzard….just no more little snows plz. We may het hammered yet! And I am envious of the East Coast….but sorry for the power outages and life lost.

  29. charlene says:

    Not giving up on the snow….not yet..i am a stooge for life..lol.. ;)

  30. Jim says:

    Charlene party time

  31. Mary Anne Best says:

    Hartford area had 27 inches snow. Daughter said it was up to the bottom of the mailbox. Thankfully they did not lose power. Everyone giving the flying finger to the plow drivers as the driveways keep getting covered up :-)

    MA in REM

  32. Jim says:

    Next weekend we get snow. Don’t plant yet. Moe

  33. Tyler says:

    NAM brings snow closer to us Wednesday evening!

  34. charlene says:

    Yeah! !!!!!! Snow ..snow…snow….and hopefully more snow…yee-haw ;)

  35. charlene says:

    I’m having a party…the stooges are singing….yeah ;) …lol

  36. charlene says:

    Okay….in all seriousness…how much snow are we suppose to be getting next weekend? I don’t see any maps yet that is indicating this…what site are y’all looking at?

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