2012-13 USA winter storms- DRACO, euclid, NemoDRACO is coming, winter storm USA
Upper Midwest Blizzard
Dec 18, 2012 A blizzard will unfold near the Colorado-Kansas border Wednesday and head northeast to the Upper Peninsula of Michigan and central Ontario by late Thursday.
Expect 50 mph winds over the Plains, Midwest and eventually the East.
Widespread travel problems are anticipated.
Expect delays at airports in the path of the storms and ripple-effect delays in other parts of the nation. The storm will have direct impact on Chicago, Detroit and Minneapolis.
Blizzards to have names like hurricanes
The Weather Channel will start giving blizzards and big snowstorms names.
some blizzards in the USA this winter will get their own names, too.
The Weather Channel will assign the monikers, "the first time a national organization in North America will proactively name winter storms," the network reports.
Most of the names on the list have a Greek/Roman theme - the first three are Athena, Brutus and Caesar.
"On a national scale, the most intense winter storms acquire a name through some aspect of pop culture and now social media; for example, Snowmaggeddon and Snotober," says Weather Channel winter weather expert Tom Niziol, referring to big snowstorms that blasted parts of the Eastern USA.
Snowstorms blowing in from Lake Erie are legendary in Buffalo. Over the years, they've been named locally after snakes (Anaconda, Boa, Copperhead) and insects (Aphid, Bedbug, Caterpillar), the weather service reports.
12/20/12 DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The first major snowstorm of the season began a slow crawl across the Midwest on Thursday, creating treacherous, sometimes deadly driving conditions and threatening to disrupt some of the nation's busiest airports before the holiday weekend.
Heavy snow and strong winds combined for blizzard conditions in areas from Kansas to Wisconsin — and guaranteed a white Christmas in some places — after the storm blanketed the Rocky Mountains earlier in the week.
Iowa and Nebraska took a heavy hit from the storm, with nearly a foot of snow in Des Moines and 8.6 inches in Omaha, Neb.
Thomas Shubert, a clerk at a store in Gretna near Omaha, said his brother drove him to work in his 4-by-4 truck but that some of his neighbors weren't so fortunate.
"I saw some people in my neighborhood trying to get out. They made it a few feet, and that was about it," Shubert said. "I haven't seen many cars on the road. There are a few brave souls out, but mostly trucks and plows."
Central US blizzard, tornado<
Dec 21, 2012 - 6 people dead, 600 flights were canceled at Chicago Airport on Thursday,
700 were grounded at other Midwest airports. A tornado flipped vehicles in Mobile, Alabama.
Iowa - 25-car pileup killed 3 on Interstate 35
Wisconsin - 2 died on roads, state of emergency declared
Several tornadoes in the south. TWC called this blizzard DRACO, dragon. (Rev. 12)
Dec 20 - Midwest first major snowstorm of the season across several states.
Areas of Iowa and Nebraska schools canceled classes because of heavy overnight snow.
NWS issued a blizzard warning for a huge swath of the Midwest from eastern Colorado, all of Iowa, to Wisconsin.
A stretch of Highway 70 between Denver and the Kansas state line was closed in both directions.
The storm dumped a foot of snow in the Rocky Mountains.
Seasons first blizzard
Snowstorm slams Rockies, spreads to Midwest
Colorado to Wisconsin
Beast, blizzard and Revelation 12
DRACO announced 2013 - Year of the Beast
The shootings and the Beast system
EUCLID - Major CHRISTmas Snowstorm
Dec 24, 2012 accuweather.com
Rare Christmas Snow for Dallas, OKC, Little Rock
A major snowstorm to unfold Christmas Day and spread from the southern Plains to the Northeast USA.
Snow in the Rockies including Denver into tonight, then Christmas Day across the southern Plains, then east.
More Northeast Snow Just in Time for Christmas
Winter Storm Euclid, right on the heels of Winter Storm Draco, will deposit snow from California's Sierra to New England through Friday morning.
STORM NAMES 2012
Athena, Brutus, Caesar, Draco, Euclid
EUCLIDEUCLID Storms Dec. 24-26, 2012
3 dead, several injured in wake of winter storms lashing US
TWC reports 17 Tornadoes officially.
Euclid moved across the Southeast Dec. 25.
Hospital in Pike County, Alabama lost power
The tornado ripped through a Mobile Home Park
Severe storms with wind damage and hail will move across southern Alabama and Georgia.
The National Weather Service issued warnings from the Deep South to New England.
There were blizzard warnings for parts of Arkansas, Kentucky, Ohio, Illinois, Indiana and Tennessee,
December 27, 2012
Another day of frightful weather awaits some areas Thursday as a powerful winter storm hurtles across the northeastern United States.
The Christmas storm unleashed heavy snow, bristling winds and tornadoes in the Midwest, killing six people, including two young children. The two - ages 1 and 2 - died in a car accident in Arkansas.
Euclid marches on
Dec 28, 2012 More snow, more frustrations as powerful storm pushes on.
A powerful winter storm that whipped its way across the United States this week still had more to give early Friday.
Portions of northern Maine face up to 13 more inches of snow, the National Weather Service said.
While the Northeast is used to dealing with heavy snow in late December, some parts of the country have not seen this kind of weather in decades. Canadians braced for a whiteout, too.
"If you are in Atlantic Canada ... you are just getting going. If you are in New York City the cold air is coming down the Hudson (River)," CNN meteorologist Chad Myers said.
"If you are off to the east, you're still going to get snow in Maine on up into New Brunswick. And that snow could be heavy at times. We're talking about another foot in some spots."
Send us your photos and video of ice, snow, storms and sleet.
Since it swept across the country this week, storm-related incidents have killed 10 people, including two children in Arkansas and an 81-year-old Alabama man. He died Thursday of injuries suffered when a tree fell on his house in Georgiana.
As the storm wraps up its weeklong run across the county, total snow accumulations of up to 2 feet are possible in central Maine, leading to hazardous roads, forecasters said.
Light Snow Heads to Chicago, Green Bay
New Snowstorm Before the New Year in NYC, I-95
Snow, Rain to Dampen Weekend Bowl Games
Surprise winter storm creates travel woes across N. Texas
An unexpected winter storm that struck North Texas before daybreak Tuesday put morning commuters on ice, canceled flights and forced some schools to open later than normal.
Forecasters had predicted a slight chance of light sleet but had said that most of the precipitation should stay southeast of Dallas-Fort Worth.
"It's always a challenge to predict winter precipitation in North Texas," said Nick Hampshire, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service office in Fort Worth. "It's always a fine line. If it had been two or three degrees warmer, we would have been talking about a rain event."
Many parts of Tarrant County received as much as a half-inch of sleet and snow, the most significant icy precipitation since the Christmas Day storm, said Dan Shoemaker, another weather service meteorologist.
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Ice and Snow Cause Hundreds of Wrecks in NC
Freezing rain and sleet have closed schools and offices and caused hundreds of wrecks across North Carolina, Tennessee and Kentucky.
The icy weather snarled traffic across much of western and central North Carolina. The Department of Transportation reported traffic moving under 30 mph on much of Interstate 40 from Winston-Salem to Raleigh and Interstate 85 from Charlotte to Durham.
Charlotte Police were responding to dozens of calls of cars overturned as the heaviest freezing rain moved through.
The storm has caused no deaths, and only scattered power outages have been reported.
Tennessee had declared a state of emergency as a precaution and the eastern part of the state is seeing significant icing.
An ice storm warning was issued from the Smoky Mountains, northward through Knoxville, Cumberland Gap and well into Kentucky.
Northeast readies for 1st major snow storm of year
2/7/13 BOSTON (AP) — People in the Northeast stocked up on food and supplies and road crews readied salt and sand Thursday as the region braced for a major winter storm that could bring up to 2 feet of snow to places that haven't seen significant accumulations in more than a year.
The National Weather Service said most of southern New England could see anywhere from 18-24 inches between Friday and Saturday, and some other forecasts cautioned that totals could be even higher. Suffolk County in New York was under a blizzard watch, as were parts of Massachusetts, Connecticut and Rhode Island.
New York City was expecting between 4 and 6 inches of snow. Mayor Michael Bloomberg said plows and 250,000 tons of salt were being put on standby to start clearing the streets.
"We hope forecasts are exaggerating the amount of snow, but you never can tell," he said, adding that if bad weather has to happen, it's better to have it on a weekend.
Meteorologist William Babcock with the National Weather Service in Taunton, Mass., says it's looking like it is going to be a very powerful storm. If everything falls the way it has the potential to it could be among the top 10 snowstorms in New England history.
The storm would hit just after the 35th anniversary of the historic blizzard of 1978, which paralyzed the region with more than 2 feet of snow and hurricane force winds from Feb. 5-7. The last major snowstorm in southern New England was the Halloween storm in 2011, which knocked out power to many with heavy, wet snow.
Blizzard threatens NYC, New England; 2 feet feared
Before the first snowflake had even fallen, airlines scratched more than 1,700 flights, with the disruptions certain to ripple across the U.S.
From Pennsylvania to Maine, people rushed to stock up on food, shovels and other supplies, and road crews readied salt and sand, halfway through what had been a merciful winter.
Before the first snowflake had even fallen, Boston, Providence, R.I., Hartford, Conn., and other New England cities canceled school Friday, and airlines scratched more than 1,700 flights, with the disruptions certain to ripple across the U.S.
Forecasters said this could one for the record books.
"This one doesn't come along every day. This is going to be a dangerous winter storm," said Alan Dunham, meteorologist for the National Weather Service in Taunton, Mass. "Wherever you need to get to, get there by Friday afternoon and don't plan on leaving."
The snow is expected to start Friday morning, with the heaviest amounts falling at night and into Saturday. Wind gusts could reach 65 mph. Widespread power failures were feared, along with flooding in coastal areas still recovering from Superstorm Sandy in October.
Winter Storm Nemo
February 8, 2013 Whopping winter storm marching in Sandy's path
The satellite photo of storm looks like a nasty tornado system!
Blizzard to Slam NYC with heavy snow. Flights cancelled as US faces historic blizzard. Boston expects 2 feet of snow.
Is this excess hype as they often do? With all the SIN pouring out of DC, GOD's judgment is far overdue!
Snow will start falling early Friay in New York, before changing to rain or sleet.
The storm will bring several inches of snow and high winds from central New Jersey to the lower Hudson Valley.
The merger of two storms, an Alberta Clipper from the west and a storm from the south, will bring tremendous snow and damaging winds to many locations throughout the Northeast.
A widespread swath of 12-24 inches of snow will stretch from southern New England to coastal Maine. Some towns and communities in this area may pick up over 2 feet of snow.
Blizzard Nemo update: 2 feet of snow possible
Whopping winter storm marching in Sandy's path
The satellite photo of storm looks like a nasty tornado system!
'Whiteout': Potentially historic winter storm closes in on Northeast
Updated at 11:10 a.m. ET: With more than 50 million Americans in its path and Boston in the crosshairs, a dangerous winter storm churned Friday into the Northeast, where thousands of schools were closed and thousands of flights canceled as forecasters warned of a whiteout.
The National Weather Service put a swath of the country from New Jersey to Maine under a blizzard warning.
For Boston, the storm threatened to be the worst since records were established in the 19th century. The biggest snowstorm to hit that city dumped 27.5 inches in 2003, and forecasters said this blizzard could beat that.
The Weather Channel called for as much as 2 feet of snow in Hartford, Conn., and as much as 15 inches in New York.
New Jersey readied 2,000 plows and salt trucks, Rhode Island police asked people for loaner snowmobiles, and out-of-state utility crews headed for Connecticut to help.
“It’s going to be crippling,” said Jim Cantore, a meteorologist for The Weather Channel.
Airline cancellations piled up all morning. More than 2,900 flights were scrapped for Friday and more than 850 for Saturday, according to FlightAware.com. At the major airports in New York and New England, most major airlines said they would shut down Friday afternoon.
For people in the blizzard’s path, forecasters and authorities had a clear message: Stay home.
Schools were closed in Boston and for most of New England. Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick ordered non-essential state workers to stay home Friday and encouraged private employers to do the same. He said the snow would be “swift, heavy and dangerous.”
Boston planned to shut its subway system at 3:30 p.m.
In New York, where snow was falling by 7 a.m., the transit agency added more than 20 afternoon trains on its Metro-North commuter line from Grand Central Terminal to get people out of the city before the worst hit.
Mayor Michael Bloomberg warned people to stay in and to use public transportation if they had to go out, although even that carried the possibility of disruptions. The city had 250,000 tons of salt at the ready for the roads.
“This is a very serious storm, and we should treat it that way,” said Tom Prendergast, president of the agency that runs New York subways and buses.
NBCNewYork.com said there were already lines of up to 40 cars at some gas stations.
The weather service warned that the storm would be accompanied by winds almost as powerful as those packed by a hurricane.
“Visibilities will become poor, with whiteout conditions at times,” the weather service said in an advisory issued Friday morning for the Boston area. “Those venturing outdoors may become lost or disoriented.”
Snowfall forecast for Blizzard of 2013 just got bigger. What changed?
Much of the region covered by blizzard warnings had been expected to get 18 to 24 inches of snow. Now the figure is 24 inches-plus. Features called snow bands are figuring into the calculus for Blizzard of 2013.
Overnight, predicted snowfall totals from the now-building Blizzard of 2013 jumped higher than the previous estimate, to above the two-foot mark. What happened?
A slight change in storm tracks, for one. And, as two storm systems join forces to bear down on New York and New England, cold air arriving behind one of the systems has upped the ante for snowfall.
Whereas much of the region covered by blizzard warnings had been projected to get 18 to 24 inches of snow from the storm, forecasters with the National Weather Service now are calling for more than 24 inches for much of the same region, which includes the cities of Boston, Worcester, Mass., Providence, R.I., Hartford, Conn., and Concord, N.H.
That estimate is likely to be refined further as the storms merge and the region takes the full brunt of the resulting blizzard. By 7 a.m. Eastern Standard Time Saturday, the center of the final product is projected to sit over the Atlantic Ocean southeast of Nantucket Island.
Key to the heaviest snows are features in a large winter storm dubbed snow bands -- regions within a storm typically 150 miles or more long and anywhere from 12 to 60 miles wide. Within these bands, snowfall is especially intense and can be accompanied by "thunder snow," essentially a thundershower with snow instead of rain.
But their relatively narrow form means that someone living underneath one of these bands can experience snowfall rates of 3 inches or more an hour, while someone living 20 miles away might see rates of only half an inch or so, says David R. Novak, who heads the development and training branch within the National Weather Service's Hyrdometeorological Prediction Center in College Park, Md.
Dr. Novak's forecast research has centered on these features of winter storms.
He suggests that one reason forecasters have expanded the area of heavy snow, compared with Thursday afternoon's forecast, is likely tied to the projected behavior of a snow band that is forecast to develop along a wide corridor running from Boston to Providence.
"There's always some uncertainty about where these bands are going to develop," he says, but "it looks like right around dinnertime, a nice band sets up and sits there for the evening. That's what we're worried about."
That's not all. The band may move west of its currently forecast position for a time, only to move back east later in the storm, returning to the area where it dumped snow overnight.
Because of the uncertainties involved in forecasting if, where, and when bands will form, it's difficult to figure out – even just a day in advance – what they could to do snowfall totals.
Snow-band forecasts, however, are improving, thanks largely to better forecasting models and the observing networks that feed data into the models. Those are buttressing confidence of the prognosticators.
"Two decades ago, we never would have put out a forecast of two to three feet for Boston," Novak says of snowfall forecasts.
The bands appear to need three ingredients to form. One is moisture, which is abundant in nor'easters. Another is an unstable atmosphere at altitudes of about 10,000 feet, and the third is the formation of a weather front, spawned by the storm itself, at about that same altitude. The sharper the contrast between the warm air ahead of the front and the cold air behind it, the more potent the snow band that builds -- a mesoscale band, in weatherspeak.
In the case of the looming blizzard, the cold air is coming in behind one of the two storm systems, which has been moving east across the Great Lakes region.
The temperature contrast across the front also appears to determine the number of bands, with a weaker contrast spawning more bands, Novak says. These multiband storms often show up at ground level as storms with snowfall rates that rise and fall repeatedly over time.
Some Sandy victims still without heat as blizzard descends on New York City
New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg on Friday told residents still without heat from October's Superstorm Sandy to seek shelter elsewhere as a massive snowstorm threatens to dump up to 13 inches on the city's boroughs.
The city is under a blizzard warning until 1 p.m. Saturday, and the National Weather Service warned winds could gust up to 60 miles per hour as a potentially record-setting storm blasts through on its way to New England.
"If your house has been damaged by Sandy and still without heat, call 311 and we'll be certain to find you shelter," Bloomberg said at a press conference Friday afternoon, referencing the city's helpline. The mayor also warned that the city's coastal areas could see a storm surge, though nothing rivaling the 10-foot surge that flooded thousands of New York homes in October.
As of Feb. 7, the city was still working to restore heat, hot water, and/or power to 690 residential buildings, after completing repairs on 10,255 buildings since the storm hit. Many of these homes are clustered in hard-hit areas like the Rockaways in Queens, and in Staten Island. About a fifth of the residents in the Rockaways were still without heat in early January, according to a report released by a local nonprofit called New York Communities for Change.
3,500 Flights Canceled Because of ‘Nemo’
3,500 flights have been canceled as a powerful storm hits the Northeast.
As a pair of powerful storm systems converge, a veteran snowplow driver from outside Boston is one of thousands of workers trying to keep ahead of the weather
“It just started to get worse,” said Chris Moran while plowing the streets of downtown Boston. “The road conditions are deteriorating fast. And the wind has picked up substantially.”
Tens of millions of people are in the storm’s path, and a trail of thousands of canceled flights has already frustrated travel plans in some 60 airports across the nation.
Amtrak also has canceled many trips in the Northeast corridor. And some 6,000 Massachusetts National Guardsmen were put on storm duty as residents across the region stocked up on essential supplies.
Nasty Nemo Blizzard blankets US Northeast
Nemo is actually 2 storms which combined.
February 9, 2013 updated 4:15 AM EST, Saturday
600,000 homes lose power, 1 dead
Snow covers the area from eastern Pennsylvania to Maine, 3,500 flights canceled.
Northeastern states brace for 3 feet of snow, stock up on generators, synagogues among the many public services affected.
The snowstorm is heading out to sea. It has left one man dead in its wake so far and taken electricity from over 600,000 customers in the Northeast.
Connecticut saw the most accumulation by late Friday, the nor'easter has beaten up Massachusetts with 75 mph winds.
Plymouth is 90% in the dark.
A blizzard continued to pummel the Northeastern United States on Saturday, disrupting thousands of flights, shutting down roads and mass transit and blanketing the region with heavy snowfall.
New York City Mayor Bloomberg told residents still without heat from October Superstorm Sandy to seek shelter elsewhere as a massive snowstorm threatens to dump up to 13 inches on the city.
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State by state
EYE to EYE, The Consequences of Dividing Israel
Nemo blizzard among other events is a warning of greater judgment if US messes with Israel!
Major U.S. Catastrophes and Events coinciding when a U.S. President pressures Israel to give up Her Land.
Many catastrophes occurred or began on the very same day or within 24-hours of U.S. president applying
pressure on Israel to trade her land for empty promises of peace or making major public statements
pertaining to Israel's covenant land and /or calling for a Palestinian state.
Hurricane Katrina began on the very same day the Gaza pullout made Jews homeless in favor of
Palestinian terrorists. Bush pushed Sharon into that calamity.
The first book was when Bush/Clinton/Bush were in office. The severe consequences to U.S.A.
from Obama and his actions against Israel will be WORSE.
Monster storm dumps more than 3 feet of snow on parts of Northeast(record)
2/9/13 Updated at 10:28 a.m. ET: Parts of New England woke up Saturday to the largest snowfall on record — more than 3 feet in places, with more to come — after a monster blizzard that packed hurricane winds, knocked out power and marooned cars.
At least two deaths were blamed on snow-related car accidents, but transportation in much of the Northeast was at a standstill. The governors of Connecticut and Rhode Island ordered all roads closed so plows could work.
“This is a record-setting storm,” Connecticut Gov. Dannel Malloy said. “Unless you face an emergency, please stay put.”
At least 655,000 people were without power, including 405,000 in Massachusetts and 185,000 in Rhode Island.
Digging out from Nemo: Residents’ stories from the storm
2/9/13 As snow blankets the northeastern United States, snarls traffic and shoves residents indoors, Yahoo News readers are sharing their storm experiences. Here are dispatches, photos and videos they shared. Interested in contributing? Learn more. (All times on posts are ET.)
SATURDAY 3:38 p.m.
Nearly 40 inches in parts of Connecticut by midday Saturday
BOLTON, Conn.—The blizzard promised to be epic. It fulfilled its promise with parts of Connecticut seeing 38 inches of snowfall from the monster storm. I was up much of the night, watching and listening to the howling winds, wondering what daybreak would bring.
Fortunately, we never lost power. At about 3:30 in the morning, I took a measurement of the snowfall. It had reached 24 inches. With hours left of snowfall, I was certain this snowfall would surpass the epic snowstorm of '78. I remember that storm; we had more than 27 inches of snow and the roof of the Hartford Civic Center collapsed.
In Bolton, we now have about 34 inches of snow. I spoke to the local news in the middle of the night to tell them we had 24 inches. They indicated the whole state was clobbered, with snow plows getting stuck and stranded cars strewn about. Many gas stations were without gas, and even the smaller plows were having a hard time finding gas.
As the plow came to clear our drive here, it got stuck in the mass of snow. The driver needed a few people to dig him out. It's been a crazy storm. We've had so many epic storms these last years, with Hurricane Irene, Hurricane Sandy, Tropical Storm Albert, and now Blizzard Nemo; it's been a wild ride. In the last few mega-storms, the state looked like a tree apocalypse had struck! We have yet to see how many trees will come down from this monster storm. — Lori Hovey
Blizzard hammers U.S. Northeast, five dead, 700,000 lose power
2/9/13 A record-breaking blizzard packing hurricane-force winds hammered the northeastern United States on Saturday, cutting power to 700,000 homes and businesses, shutting down travel and leaving at least five people dead.
The mammoth storm that stretched from the Great Lakes to the Atlantic dumped more than 3 feet of snow across the Northeast, the National Weather Service said.
Coastal blizzard and flood warnings were in effect, but Massachusetts and Connecticut lifted vehicle travel bans as the storm slowly moved eastward on Saturday afternoon.
Stratford, Connecticut, Mayor John Harkins said he had never seen such a heavy snowfall, with rates reaching 6 inches an hour.
"Even the plows are getting stuck," Harkins told local WTNH television.
The storm centered its fury on Connecticut, Rhode Island and Massachusetts, with the highest snowfall total, 38 inches[/u], in Milford, Connecticut.
About 2,200 flights were canceled on Saturday, according to FlightAware, which tracks airline delays. Boston's Logan International Airport and Bradley International Airport in Windsor Locks, Connecticut, were shut down.
The storm dumped 29.3 inches of snow on Portland, Maine, breaking a 1979 record, the weather service said. Winds gusted to 83 miles per hour (134 km per hour) at Cuttyhunk, New York, and brought down trees across the region.
The storm contributed to three deaths in Connecticut, Governor Dannel Malloy told a news conference.
An 80-year-old woman was killed by a hit-and-run driver while clearing her driveway, and a 40-year-old man collapsed while shoveling snow. One man, 73, slipped outside his home and was found dead on Saturday, Malloy said.
A Boston fire official said an 11-year-old boy [u]died from carbon monoxide poisoning. He was overcome by fumes as he sat in a running car to keep warm.
In Poughkeepsie, New York, a man in his 70s was struck and killed on a snowy roadway, local media reported.
A 30-year-old motorist in New Hampshire also died when his car went off the road, but the man's health might have been a factor in the accident, state authorities said.
Police in New York's Suffolk County, some using snowmobiles, rescued hundreds of motorists stuck overnight on the Long Island Expressway, said police spokesman Rich Glanzer.
Even as the big storm's force was slackening, the National Weather Service forecast a possible blizzard in the Great Plains.
Snow and, in some areas, blizzard conditions were expected across parts of Colorado, Nebraska, North Dakota, Minnesota, South Dakota and Wyoming through the weekend into Monday, it said.
POWER LINES DOWN
Utility companies reported about 700,000 customers without electricity across nine states as the wet, heavy snow brought down tree branches and power lines.
The Pilgrim Nuclear Power Plant in Plymouth, Massachusetts, lost power and shut down automatically late on Friday, but there was no threat to the public, the Nuclear Regulatory Commission said.
As the storm tapered off, streets in Cambridge, Massachusetts, were largely quiet except for snowblowers and shoveling. Kevin Tierney, 41, struggled with a snowblower to carve out a parking space in more than 2 feet of snow.
"I had this all planned out, and I don't know who said it, but everybody goes into a boxing match with a plan until they get punched in the mouth," said Tierney, an attorney.
Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Connecticut, New York and Maine declared states of emergency before the storm. The U.S. Postal Service suspended mail delivery in parts of those five states plus New Hampshire and Vermont.
Although New York was hit by a foot of snow, Fashion Week went on unfazed as crowds arrived to watch the morning's shows by Ruffian and LaCoste.
Andrea Daney, a digital marketing senior manager for LaCoste, said she was trying to be discreet as she changed from snow boots to high-heeled crushed blue velvet ankle boots.
"I'm calling it the shoe storm of the century," she said. "You have to make adjustments to your outfit."
The snow delighted New England's ski industry after a dry winter that has left green grass visible across much of the region.
Greg Kwasnick, a spokesman for Loon Mountain in Lincoln, New Hampshire, said business was slightly slower than normal on Saturday but likely would pick up in coming days as roads cleared.
"Snow is what it's all about," he said.
Stats, Snow Totals From the New England Blizzard
Northeast digs out after deadly blizzard; Midwest to get next storm
February 10, 2013 Sun updated 5:55 AM EST
At least 9 deaths in three states and Canada are blamed on the snowstorm, which was spawned by two converging weather systems.
The name of the named storms game is
for the globalists. Tell you what to do or not do - or else.
These states have always had storms - without govt control.
Yes it was a bad storm but NOT the first bad storm!
Clobbered by record-setting blizzard, Northeast begins to dig out
A gusting winter storm buried parts of the Northeast under 3 feet of snow and left millions of people with little to do Sunday but wait — for lights to come on, flights to resume and packed-in cars to be freed.
Transportation systems slowly flickered back. New York airports reopened on limited schedules, and Boston’s Logan hoped to open later, even if no flights could take off.
But for the most part, the country’s most populous region came to a standstill for a day. Elected officials pleaded with people to stay inside, even after the snow stopped, to let emergency crews and snowplows do their work.
“This is going to go on for a number of days,” Connecticut Gov. Dannel Malloy said. “This will not all be done today.”
Gov. Lincoln Chafee of Rhode Island warned that while it was no longer snowing, the danger hadn't ended.
"People need to take this storm seriously, even after it's over. If you have any kind of heart condition, be careful with the shoveling," The Associated Press quoted him as saying.
The storm was blamed for at least 10 deaths, including a child poisoned by carbon monoxide and an 81-year-old Connecticut woman who was clearing snow with a blower who was struck and killed by a hit-and-run driver.
At 8:00 a.m. ET Sunday, 343,601 homes and businesses were without power in New York, Massachusetts, Rhode Island and Connecticut, down from a total of about 650,000. Some schools in the region said that they would be closed on Monday, according to the AP.
And along the coast, including among people battered by Superstorm Sandy less than four months ago, flooding was a concern. The snowstorm announced itself with hurricane-force winds and churned up offshore waters.
When the snow finally stopped Saturday afternoon, cities and towns reported eye-popping snow totals — 40 inches in Hampden, Conn., 38 inches in Milford, Conn., and 34 inches in New Haven. Portland, Maine, got almost 32 inches, breaking its record.
Nemo's Impact State by State
Feb 10, 2013
For blizzard-weary Northeast, here comes more snow
The snow-weary Northeast is about to get hit again. And again.
Forecasters say parts of New England — still digging out from an epic snowstorm last weekend — should get several inches of snow Wednesday night, according to weather.com. New York and Philadelphia could see 1 to 3 inches.
Temperatures are not expected to be low enough to cause significant travel problems, said Tom Moore, a meteorologist for The Weather Channel.
Then, this weekend, a second round: A weather system should deliver light snow to the Great Lakes, Ohio Valley and Appalachians on Friday, then dust northern New England on Saturday.
|CJ wrote: |
|The name of the named storms game is
for the globalists. Tell you what to do or not do - or else.
These states have always had storms - without govt control.
Yes it was a bad storm but NOT the first bad storm!
Obama declares emergency in Connecticut
President Obama has declared an emergency in snow-bound Connecticut, and pledged federal assistance.
The Department of Homeland Security and Federal Emergency Management Agency are authorized "to coordinate all disaster relief efforts which have the purpose of alleviating the hardship and suffering caused by the emergency on the local population," said a White House statement Sunday.
The task is "to save lives and to protect property and public health and safety, and to lessen or avert the threat of a catastrophe," the statement said.
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The statement also said "emergency protective measures, including direct federal assistance, will be provided at 75 percent federal funding."
The full White House statement:
"The president today declared an emergency exists in the State of Connecticut and ordered federal aid to supplement state and local response efforts due to the emergency conditions resulting from a severe winter storm beginning on February 8, 2013, and continuing.
"The president's action authorizes the Department of Homeland Security, Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), to coordinate all disaster relief efforts which have the purpose of alleviating the hardship and suffering caused by the emergency on the local population, and to provide appropriate assistance for required emergency measures, authorized under Title V of the Stafford Act, to save lives and to protect property and public health and safety, and to lessen or avert the threat of a catastrophe in all eight counties and the Tribal Nations of Mashantucket Pequot and Mohegan in the State of Connecticut.
"Specifically, FEMA is authorized to identify, mobilize, and provide at its discretion, equipment and resources necessary to alleviate the impacts of the emergency.
"Emergency protective measures, including direct federal assistance, will be provided at 75 percent federal funding. This emergency assistance will be provided for a period of 48 hours."
Snow snarls Detroit interstates; winter storm warning for New England
Whiteout conditions in the Detroit area on Saturday caused pile-ups involving dozens of cars and trucks that closed several highways, including Interstates 75 and 94, all part of a weather system that brought winter storm warnings for parts of Massachusetts.
The largest crash was on Interstate 75, NBC station WDIV reported, citing police in Woodhaven, but I-94 also was closed temporarily. There were reports of injuries but no fatalities in the 44-vehicle crash on I-75, the Detroit Free Press reported.
The National Weather Service issued a winter storm warning for eastern Massachusetts, including the Boston area, and Rhode Island through 7 p.m. ET Sunday. Up to 10 inches of snow accumulation was possible for some areas on Sunday, the weather service said.
The culprit is a large dip in the jet stream that brought colder-than-average temperatures to the eastern U.S., weather.com reported -- resulting in freeze warnings for parts of northern Florida. That was combined with a low-pressure system heading north that was expected to be off New England Sunday morning.
Snow was falling in the Carolinas, but that was expected to end Saturday night, weather.com said. Maine could get more than 6 inches. Snow also was possible across Connecticut.
Weather.com said there was high degree of uncertainty about the snowfall total: "A slight jog in the track of the low to the east or west could result in less or more snow for the locations in New England highlighted above."
Much of New England just finished digging out after a historic winter storm that dumped 30 inches of snow on parts of Massachusetts and even more in Connecticut.