Potential winter storm for US Atlantic Coast

A nor’easter winter storm is possibly on its way while near-freezing temps add to Sandy misery

With 3.7 million homes and businesses still  without power, and with lows this weekend set to dip into the 30s, a nor’easter winter storm is possibly on its way.

In a Friday morning update, the National Weather Service’s prediction center cited the “potential for a nor’easter along the Atlantic Coast next Wednesday and Thursday.”

The system wouldn’t be another Sandy, but it could build off North Carolina next Tuesday, then move up the coast and affect New Jersey, Long Island and other hard-hit areas by Wednesday.

“The possible storm next week is not of the same make up as Sandy,” prediction center forecaster Jim Cisco told NBC News, “though any more rain, snow or wind would certainly pose exacerbating effects on the impacted regions.”

“This is just what we don’t need,” said NBC News meteorologist Al Roker. “…the potential for one to two more inches of rain … and wet snow inland just along the New York/New Jersey border … We’re talking about wet snow mixing in.”

“It’s not definite,” he emphasized, but two key models used by weather forecasters are in agreement “that this is going to happen. It’s just a matter of how strong this system is going to be.”

See entire article:
http://usnews.nbcnews.com/_news/2012/11/02/14880382-near-freezing-temps-add-to-sandy-misery-potential-noreaster-looms?lite

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Here’s the NOAA forecast:

POTENTIAL FOR SLOW-MOVING NOR’EASTER ALONG THE ATLANTIC COAST NEXT WEEK

NWS HYDROMETEOROLOGICAL PREDICTION CENTER COLLEGE PARK MD … FRI NOV 02 2012

THE PATTERN ACROSS THE UNITED STATES NEXT WEEK WILL NOT BE FUNDAMENTALLY DIFFERENT FROM THIS WEEK, WITH THE EXCEPTION THAT ARCTIC AIR WILL WEDGE INTO THE NORTHERN ROCKIES BY DAY 7.

THE EAST COAST WILL STILL BE THE BREEDING GROUND FOR LARGE STORMS, WITH ENERGY SWIRLING TOGETHER BY LATE TUESDAY INTO WEDNESDAY TO CREATE ANOTHER COASTAL CYCLONE, ALBEIT A TAMER VERSION THAN THIS WEEK’S.

STILL, MORE HIGH WINDS AND HEAVY PRECIPITATION ANYWHERE ALONG THE RECENT TRACK OF SANDY AND ITS POST-TROPICAL CIRCULATION WOULD IMPACT RECOVERY EFFORTS AND EXACERBATE THE ALREADY STRESSED COASTLINE, RIVERS, TREES, AND POWER GRIDS.

http://www.hpc.ncep.noaa.gov/discussions/hpcdiscussions.php?disc=preepd&version=0&fmt=reg


13 thoughts on “Potential winter storm for US Atlantic Coast”

    • Wasn’t it NOAA that said the warming will be slowed by about 30 years of cooler weather – they won’t admit they are wrong even under the ice sheet.

  1. Too bad the Russians aren’t here to lend a hand. I hear they are experts at handling these sort of crises.

    • ha ha, considering the mega billions allotted to FEMA..and the rather ABSENT presence of same by all accounts.
      then any other nations far more limited and surely less bragged about..services are sure no worse and mayhap a tad better?
      I see what help is occurring is military,redcross dropped the ball, cocoa and cookies isnt warm clothes and food. and Fema??? same stunning example of Katrina, no where needed and when they do turn up, theyll prob make things worse not better.

      and Note; obummer says it wasnt a cyclone..but a tropical storm so the insurers have to pay out.
      looking at past history on Nyk and jersey storms flood events..I wonder why? or how they manage to get insurance anyway.low lying reclaimed swamps and sand spits, great place to stick a city of millions..sheesh
      about as bright as some of the asian major cities.
      one day, whoosh.not if..but when.

  2. The MSM always call these events “a cold snap”. A cold snap is a colder than normal period that lasts a short time at a certain place. But now we have cold snaps in America, in Europe, in Australia and Asia, all at the same time. http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/china/2012-11/03/c_131949064.htm And in most cases these cold last quite long, it is really the early beginning of winter (in the southern HM a come back of winter). I wonder, if one day a big Ice Age starts, the MSM would still call it a cold snap.

  3. Well I’m quite glad I live in Alaska, we’ve just been having a normal fall going into winter season, and already use to weather having mood swings, including cold snaps.

  4. I feel very sorry for the people affected by Sandy. My sympathy is with them. Life is tough enough without such natural catastrophes.
    However, the lack of electrical power for only 3 or 4 days highlights a major man-made disaster soon to hit the UK. Fossil fuel power stations will soon be closing fast, to be replaced by WIND ENERGY,according to the UK Govt. When will these idiots realise that the wind is frequently either too weak or too strong to generate ANY electricity. Under a large Anticyclone,or High Pressure, much of the UK could be without appreciable wind for maybe two weeks. What will generate our electricity then? Three days without electricity clearly causes major problems !

  5. What makes this particularly sad is we have the socialist-totalitarian police state installed by the Obama WH over the last 4 years amping up their Global Warming propaganda on news of Sandy’s impact and taking administrative action to shut down much need energy and heating production going into winter. Specifically, the EPA is is stoking the boilers red-hot to get coal-fired power generation and heat banded before the end of the year, on the chance Romney might get elected.

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