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    Northeast Blizzard December 2010

    Blizzard Warning

    URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
    NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NEW YORK NY
    355 PM EST SAT DEC 25 2010

    ...A MAJOR WINTER STORM WILL IMPACT THE REGION FROM SUNDAY THROUGH
    MONDAY AFTERNOON...

    CTZ007>012-NJZ002-004-006-103>108-NYZ071>075-078>081-176>179-
    260500-
    /O.UPG.KOKX.WS.A.0005.101226T1800Z-101227T1800Z/
    /O.NEW.KOKX.BZ.W.0002.101226T1100Z-101227T2300Z/
    NORTHERN MIDDLESEX-NORTHERN NEW LONDON-SOUTHERN FAIRFIELD-
    SOUTHERN NEW HAVEN-SOUTHERN MIDDLESEX-SOUTHERN NEW LONDON-
    WESTERN PASSAIC-EASTERN PASSAIC-HUDSON-WESTERN BERGEN-
    EASTERN BERGEN-WESTERN ESSEX-EASTERN ESSEX-WESTERN UNION-
    EASTERN UNION-SOUTHERN WESTCHESTER-NEW YORK (MANHATTAN)-BRONX-
    RICHMOND (STATEN ISLAND)-KINGS (BROOKLYN)-NORTHWESTERN SUFFOLK-
    NORTHEASTERN SUFFOLK-SOUTHWESTERN SUFFOLK-SOUTHEASTERN SUFFOLK-
    NORTHERN QUEENS-NORTHERN NASSAU-SOUTHERN QUEENS-SOUTHERN NASSAU-
    355 PM EST SAT DEC 25 2010

    ...BLIZZARD WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 6 AM SUNDAY TO 6 PM EST
    MONDAY...

    THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN UPTON HAS ISSUED A BLIZZARD
    WARNING...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM 6 AM SUNDAY TO 6 PM EST MONDAY.
    THE WINTER STORM WATCH IS NO LONGER IN EFFECT.

    * LOCATIONS...NORTHEAST NEW JERSEY...NEW YORK CITY AND ITS
    IMMEDIATE SUBURBS...LONG ISLAND...AND COASTAL AND INTERIOR
    SOUTHEAST CONNECTICUT.

    * HAZARDS...HEAVY SNOW AND STRONG WINDS...WITH CONSIDERABLE
    BLOWING AND DRIFTING OF SNOW AND NEAR ZERO VISIBILITY AT TIMES.

    * ACCUMULATIONS...11 TO 16 INCHES...WITH LOCALLY HIGHER AMOUNTS
    POSSIBLE IN HEAVIER SNOW BANDS WHOSE EXACT LOCATION IS STILL TOO
    EARLY TO DETERMINE. SNOW MAY MIX WITH OR CHANGE TO RAIN AND
    SLEET AT THE HEIGHT OF THE STORM LATE SUNDAY NIGHT ACROSS
    EASTERN LONG ISLAND...AND POSSIBLY ACROSS COASTAL SOUTHEAST
    CONNECTICUT...WHICH COULD HOLD DOWN AMOUNTS THERE...BUT ONLY
    AFTER SIGNIFICANT ACCUMULATIONS HAVE ALREADY TAKEN PLACE.

    * IMPACTS...EXTREMELY DANGEROUS TRAVEL CONDITIONS DEVELOPING DUE
    TO SIGNIFICANT SNOW ACCUMULATIONS...AND STRONG WINDS CAUSING
    CONSIDERABLE BLOWING AND DRIFTING OF SNOW. VISIBILITIES WILL BE
    NEAR ZERO AT TIMES...WITH WHITEOUT CONDITIONS EXPECTED. STRONG
    WINDS MAY ALSO DOWN SOME POWER LINES...TREE LIMBS...AND
    CHRISTMAS DECORATIONS.

    * TIMING...LIGHT SNOW WILL LIKELY BEGIN DURING SUNDAY
    MORNING...THEN BECOME HEAVY AT TIMES FROM LATE SUNDAY AFTERNOON
    INTO MUCH OF SUNDAY NIGHT. LIGHT SNOWS WILL LIKELY LINGER INTO
    MONDAY MORNING AND POSSIBLY INTO MONDAY AFTERNOON.

    * WINDS....DURING THE HEIGHT OF THE STORM SUNDAY NIGHT...NORTH
    WINDS WILL INCREASE TO 20 TO 35 MPH WITH GUSTS 40 TO 55
    MPH...HIGHEST ACROSS CENTRAL AND EASTERN LONG ISLAND.

    PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

    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.
    Ladies and gentlemen, this is your captain speaking. We have a small problem.
    All four engines have stopped. We are doing our damnedest to get them under control.
    I trust you are not in too much distress. —Captain Eric Moody, British Airways Flight 9

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    Well If I am here I may as well get the snow! Hope it dumps on us!
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    I'm up from NC this week. My reaction:
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    Check out this TAF from JFK:
    KJFK 260231Z 2603/2706 02005KT P6SM OVC070
    FM261200 02010KT 6SM -SN OVC015
    FM261500 02012G18KT 3SM -SN SCT006 OVC010
    FM261800 02018G25KT 1SM -SN BR BKN006 OVC010
    FM261900 01025G35KT 1/2SM SN FZFG VV004
    FM262100 36028G42KT 1/4SM +SN BLSN FZFG VV003 WS015/01060KT (Snow desk and snow plow time)
    FM270500 33023G38KT 1SM -SN BLSN BR VV006 WS020/34050KT
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    I ordered a couple meals ready and am ready for the vista that will be JFK airport from above..... $$$$$$$$$$$$$$ Let it snow let it snow let it snow.
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    Current radar as of 10:08am...

    Email me anytime at [email protected].

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    Flight cancellation data

    Delta: 800
    US: 399
    Continental: 200
    jetBlue: 248
    American: ?
    United: ?
    Southwest: ?
    Last edited by Matt Molnar; 12-26-2010 at 12:03 PM.
    Ladies and gentlemen, this is your captain speaking. We have a small problem.
    All four engines have stopped. We are doing our damnedest to get them under control.
    I trust you are not in too much distress. —Captain Eric Moody, British Airways Flight 9

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    SWA and DL have canceled all flights out of ISP after 2pm.

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    National Weather Service now forecasting 15-20 inches for NYC, northern NJ and most of LI, up to two feet in some areas.

    URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
    NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NEW YORK NY
    1240 PM EST SUN DEC 26 2010

    ...DANGEROUS WINTER STORM IMMINENT...

    CTZ009-NJZ002-004-006-103>108-NYZ071>075-078-080-176>179-270145-
    /O.CON.KOKX.BZ.W.0002.000000T0000Z-101227T2300Z/
    SOUTHERN FAIRFIELD-WESTERN PASSAIC-EASTERN PASSAIC-HUDSON-
    WESTERN BERGEN-EASTERN BERGEN-WESTERN ESSEX-EASTERN ESSEX-
    WESTERN UNION-EASTERN UNION-SOUTHERN WESTCHESTER-
    NEW YORK (MANHATTAN)-BRONX-RICHMOND (STATEN ISLAND)-
    KINGS (BROOKLYN)-NORTHWESTERN SUFFOLK-SOUTHWESTERN SUFFOLK-
    NORTHERN QUEENS-NORTHERN NASSAU-SOUTHERN QUEENS-SOUTHERN NASSAU-
    1240 PM EST SUN DEC 26 2010

    ...BLIZZARD WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 PM EST MONDAY...

    A BLIZZARD WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 PM EST MONDAY.

    * HAZARDS...HEAVY SNOW AND STRONG WINDS...WITH CONSIDERABLE
    BLOWING AND DRIFTING OF SNOW WITH NEAR ZERO VISIBILITY AT
    TIMES.

    * ACCUMULATIONS...15 TO 20 INCHES...WITH LOCALLY HIGHER AMOUNTS UP
    TO 2 FEET POSSIBLE.

    * IMPACTS...EXTREMELY DANGEROUS TRAVEL CONDITIONS DEVELOPING
    THIS AFTERNOON INTO THE EVENING DUE TO SIGNIFICANT SNOW
    ACCUMULATIONS...AND STRONG WINDS CAUSING CONSIDERABLE BLOWING
    AND DRIFTING OF SNOW. VISIBILITIES WILL BE NEAR ZERO AT
    TIMES... WITH WHITEOUT CONDITIONS EXPECTED. STRONG WINDS MAY
    ALSO DOWN SOME POWER LINES...TREE LIMBS...AND CHRISTMAS
    DECORATIONS.

    * TIMING...SNOW WILL BECOME HEAVY AT TIMES THIS AFTERNOON INTO
    MUCH OF TONIGHT. THE SNOW WILL TAPER OFF FROM WEST TO EAST
    MONDAY MORNING...BUT STRONG NORTHWEST WINDS WILL PERSIST THROUGH
    THE AFTERNOON.

    * WINDS....DURING THE HEIGHT OF THE STORM TONIGHT...NORTH WINDS
    WILL INCREASE TO 25 TO 35 MPH WITH GUSTS OF 40 TO 60 MPH.
    ISOLATED HIGHER GUSTS ARE POSSIBLE ACROSS LONG ISLAND.

    PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

    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.
    Ladies and gentlemen, this is your captain speaking. We have a small problem.
    All four engines have stopped. We are doing our damnedest to get them under control.
    I trust you are not in too much distress. —Captain Eric Moody, British Airways Flight 9

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    NFL has postponed game tonight in PHL.
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    Quote Originally Posted by NIKV69 View Post
    NFL has postponed game tonight in PHL.
    Rare week when both Giants and Jets away. Islanders and Devils both have home games tonite.
    Interesting current conditions on Newsday weather map: Snow and Freezing Fog!! Freezing fog? Cool!!
    And dont be surprised if there are TStorms in this blizzard!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by AirtrafficController View Post
    Check out this TAF from JFK:
    KJFK 260231Z 2603/2706 02005KT P6SM OVC070
    FM261200 02010KT 6SM -SN OVC015
    FM261500 02012G18KT 3SM -SN SCT006 OVC010
    FM261800 02018G25KT 1SM -SN BR BKN006 OVC010
    FM261900 01025G35KT 1/2SM SN FZFG VV004
    FM262100 36028G42KT 1/4SM +SN BLSN FZFG VV003 WS015/01060KT (Snow desk and snow plow time)
    FM270500 33023G38KT 1SM -SN BLSN BR VV006 WS020/34050KT
    I love how everything just deteriorates as the wind swings around to the NW

    And if I remember correctly aren't embedded T-Storms in a blizzard called "Thundersnow" or something like that?

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    Great so far. Started to snow here at 1020. Cars were already strategically parked.


    WAs at Waldbaums at 0930. No joke, the line for the registers in the front stretch around 2 and a half of the store walls. (That means, down the aisle, up the length of an aisle, and then across the back wall of the store. NUTS) I took less than 15 items...was in and out in 7 minutes.


    Went to Waldbaums again at....130. Still crowded but no lines. Roads were bad with an inch on the ground. Even with 4WD, you got to be careful.
    And I, I took the path less traveled by
    and that has made all the difference......yet...
    I have a feeling a handle of people are going to be very interested in what I post in the near future.

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    Donut's! Donut's! Donut's!
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    Be careful, Fred - you already wrapped one car around a pole this year...

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