A BLIZZARD WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL MIDNIGHT CST WEDNESDAY NIGHT.The good news is that Peter made it back mid-afternoon from his trip, having been keeping an eye on things. It meant cutting short his visits with friends, but now he and we and the cats are all in the house and accounted for as the bad weather approaches.
* TIMING: MAINLY LIGHT SNOW WILL CONTINUE THROUGH LATE AFTERNOON... BECOMING HEAVY SOUTHWEST TO NORTHEAST THIS EVENING AND INTO WEDNESDAY MORNING. THE SNOW WILL TAPER OFF TO SCATTERED SNOW SHOWERS AND FLURRIES BY WEDNESDAY EVENING. STRONG WINDS WILL DEVELOP THIS EVENING AND COMBINE WITH FALLING AND BLOWING SNOW TO CREATE BLIZZARD CONDITIONS AT TIMES THROUGH WEDNESDAY EVENING.
* SNOW ACCUMULATIONS: 10 TO 14 INCHES IS EXPECTED BY WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON MOST PLACES... WITH LOCALLY HIGHER AMOUNTS.
* WINDS: EAST AT 10 TO 15 MPH THROUGH LATE AFTERNOON... INCREASING TO 15 TO 25 MPH WITH GUSTS TO 35 MPH THIS EVENING AND TURNING NORTHEAST OVERNIGHT. THE WINDS WILL TURN NORTHWEST WEDNESDAY MORNING AND INCREASE TO 20 TO 30 MPH... WITH GUSTS TO 40 MPH... THEN BECOME WEST AND SLOWLY DIMINISH TO 15 TO 20 MPH WEDNESDAY EVENING AND NIGHT.
* IMPACTS: TRAVEL CONDITIONS WILL DETERIORATE RAPIDLY THIS EVENING AND REMAIN HAZARDOUS THROUGH WEDNESDAY. SEVERE BLOWING AND DRIFTING SNOW WILL CREATE WHITEOUT CONDITIONS AT TIMES.
* CONTINUE TO MONITOR LATER FORECASTS AND STATEMENTS ON THIS MAJOR WINTER STORM.
A BLIZZARD WARNING MEANS SEVERE WINTER WEATHER CONDITIONS ARE EXPECTED OR OCCURRING. FALLING AND BLOWING SNOW WITH STRONG WINDS AND POOR VISIBILITIES ARE LIKELY. THIS WILL LEAD TO WHITEOUT CONDITIONS... MAKING TRAVEL EXTREMELY DANGEROUS. DO NOT TRAVEL. IF YOU MUST TRAVEL... HAVE A WINTER SURVIVAL KIT WITH YOU. IF YOU GET STRANDED... STAY WITH YOUR VEHICLE.
Tuesday, December 8, 2009
Blizzard warning, or Sunny, do you still want to visit?
So now our weather people are trying to make us panic: