Sunday, January 25, 2015

Major Snow/Blizzard Conditions For New York, Boston Expected

East coast storm continues to develop in Ohio Valley. Current Ohio Valley radar loop

Central Great Lakes sector loop

Northeast radar composite

Central Great Lakes sector loop

Winter Storm Warnings and Blizzard Warnings are in effect for New York City, Boston and all east coast areas from southern New Jersey to Maine.

The classification of a blizzard has nothing to do snowfall. It has everything to do with WIND and VISIBILITY.


* Sustained wind or frequent gusts to 35 mph or greater for a period of 3 hours or longer
* Falling or blowing snow reducing visibility to less than 1/4 mile.

The exact words from the NWS Office in New York City:

See how the Clipper Snow moving through Ohio and Pennsylvania "bombs" into this major Nor'Easter.

Late Monday surface map
Tuesday Midday
New York City Snowfall forecast per the NWS - LINK HERE

Boston Snowfall Forecast - LINK HERE

New Jersey snowfall forecast - LINK HERE

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