Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Snowpalooza 2010

Blizzard warnings are up for most of the NYC metro region as winds are expected to start cranking up above 35 mph and visibilities drop to less than 1/4 of a mile for at least three hours during the course of the storm.

Most of the weather reports are consistent in predicting at least 10-13 inches for most of NYC, with higher amounts through New Jersey. Curiously, WPIX is predicting significantly lower amounts for NYC - 6 to 9 inches for NYC, while 9-16 through New Jersey. That's compared with the NWS , which puts 10-16 throughout the entire NYC metro region.

Mass transit is prepping for the weather conditions, but most people are probably staying home as courts in New York City are closed, New York City public schools are closed for only the third time in the past decade, and many businesses have decided to call it a day. Wall Street, however, is going to be operating today.

Many airlines have already canceled their flights in and out of the NYC airports in anticipation of problems. Amtrak's Northeast Corridor is running a vastly reduced schedule and delays should be expected. NJ Transit is also experiencing delays and NJ Turnpike and local bridges have reduced speeds for poor visibility. There are already multiple accidents on roads throughout the region. It's best to stay off the roads altogether.

Some towns in Southern New Jersey have gone through most of their salt allowances
in dealing with last week's storm, but should be able to handle the snow today.

Mrs. Lawhawk gets credit for the headline as snowpocalypse and snowmageddon were already taken.

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