Thar She Blows!

Saturday, December 15, 2007

I'm not traveling today, but someone else is. She's slowly chugging her way up through the Mississippi Valley right now. She'll make a swing for the Atlantic Ocean, get a good long drink of its chilly waters, and come over to New England for a long visit and chat.

Subject URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE

Type Winter Storm Alerts; Expires 12/17/2007 7:00:00 AM; Updated 12/15/2007 4:22:11 AM; First Received 12/13/2007 9:12:10 PM

Severity Watch:
Counties Northern Oneida (New York), Yates (New York), Seneca (New York), Southern Cayuga (New York), Onondaga (New York), Steuben (New York), Schuyler (New York), Chemung (New York), Tompkins (New York), Madison (New York), Southern Oneida (New York), Cortland (New York), Chenango (New York), Otsego (New York), Tioga (New York), Broome (New York), Delaware (New York), Bradford (Pennsylvania), Susquehanna (Pennsylvania)

URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BINGHAMTON NY

NORTHERN ONEIDA-YATES-SENECA-SOUTHERN CAYUGA-ONONDAGA-STEUBEN-
SCHUYLER-CHEMUNG-TOMPKINS-MADISON-SOUTHERN ONEIDA-CORTLAND-
CHENANGO-OTSEGO-TIOGA-BROOME-DELAWARE-BRADFORD-SUSQUEHANNA-
418 AM EST SAT DEC 15 2007

...WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 7 PM THIS EVENING
TO 7 AM EST MONDAY...
A WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 7 PM THIS EVENING
TO 7 AM EST MONDAY.

LOW PRESSURE WILL MOVE FROM THE SOUTHERN PLAINS TO THE OHIO
VALLEY THIS AFTERNOON...THEN MOVE NORTHEAST ACROSS SOUTHERN
PENNSYLVANIA TO SOUTHERN NEW ENGLAND ON SUNDAY.

THIS COMPLEX STORM WILL SPREAD SNOW ACROSS THE REGION ON SATURDAY
NIGHT...WITH SEVERAL INCHES OF ACCUMULATION POSSIBLE BY DAYBREAK
SUNDAY. THE SNOW WILL MIX WITH OR CHANGE TO SLEET ACROSS MUCH OF
THE AREA ON SUNDAY, AND MAY EVEN MIX WITH OR CHANGE TO FREEZING
RAIN AT TIMES, ESPECIALLY ACROSS THE NORTHERN TIER OF PENNSYLVANIA,
THE SOUTHERN TIER OF NEW YORK AND THE CATSKILLS.

THE MIX OF PRECIPITATION WILL HELP TO HOLD DOWN SNOWFALL TOTALS. (Nuts!)

THE MOST SIGNIFICANT SNOW IS EXPECTED ACROSS THE FINGER LAKES, WESTERN
MOHAWK VALLEY AND THE SOUTHERN TUG HILL PLATEAU, WHERE LESS OF A
MIX IS EXPECTED.

SNOW TOTALS HERE WILL RANGE FROM 10 TO 16 INCHES.

ACROSS THE SOUTHERN PART OF NEW YORK, THE NORTHERN TIER OF
PENNSYLVANIA AND THE CATSKILLS, SNOWFALL ACCUMULATIONS OF 6 TO 12
INCHES ARE EXPECTED. THE PRECIPITATION IS EXPECTED TO DIMINISH TO
SNOW SHOWERS OVER MOST OF THE REGION LATE SUNDAY NIGHT AND
MONDAY...

HOWEVER THE FAVORED LAKE EFFECT SNOW AREAS MAY RECEIVE ADDITIONAL ACCUMULATIONS FROM DEVELOPING LAKE SNOW BANDS.
THERE IS STILL SOME UNCERTAINTY AS TO THE EXACT TRACK OF THE STORM
AND PRECIPITATION TYPES.

The North Country (Adirondacks) is expected to get 2 feet or so.

I'll have a pie, baked bread, and a simmering stew ready for her when she comes.

The local weathermen are so happy, they're breathlessly running around in circles in the newsrooms.

Me, too.

4 remarks
threecollie said...

Aren't these weather forecasts cute! Ours looks quite similar....so we are running out to the library and other essential suppliers of stuff we need to get through what looks as if it is going to be a nasty weekend. Hope you can stay warm and dry.

10:27 AM  
Mrs Mecomber said...

You probably won't get as clobbered as the Western end, am I right? Can't remember right off, although I usually do try to pay attention to the state forecast as a whole.

You stay safe and warm, too!

11:14 AM  
threecollie said...

No, you are right...as we speak my brother, less than thirty miles west of us, has 8 inches more than we do. We get enough though. lol

9:15 AM  
Mrs Mecomber said...

Eight inches of snow! The storm must be very selective. We only have about.... I'm not very good at guessing, but I'd say... 3 or 4 inches. :-P What a bummer. I wanted snow.

Sleet is falling right now and it's awful! Churches are cancelled, too... I hate sleet.

10:04 AM  

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