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This son of a bitching storm.

My snow-weary readers,

I wish I could tell you that this storm has changed its track dramatically and now it will be just a flurry or a wisp of drizzle.  I wish I could tell you that we won't have 30mph winds and heavy, wet snow that will bring down trees and power lines.  I wish I could tell you that we won't get 12-16 inches of wind-driven, crippling snow.  And I really wish I could tell you that there's not another storm looming for Monday into Tuesday that promises snow, sleet, and freezing rain.

I wish.

David Hasselhoff takes his pants off.The first flakes will start falling by midnight Wednesday, but it won't really get cranked up until 2 or 3am.  Then it snows heavily for the next 14 hours.  And the wind speed increases during that time.  Tapering begins by about 7pm Thursday, then ends by 1 or 2am late Thursday night/Friday morning.  There could be a bit of mixing (especially points south and east of Berks), but this is primarily a wet snow event.  Windy and nasty.

Snow totals:

Berks, Lancaster, Allentown, Poconos, extreme North Jersey, 12-16 inches, all snow.

Philadelphia's suburbs, 10-14 inches, maybe a little bit of mixing.

Philadelphia, central Jersey, NYC, 8-12 inches, some mixing in the afternoon.

South Jersey and Delaware, 4-8 inches generally, with plenty of mixing.

Watch for beach erosion and high winds (and waves and all that) along the NJ and Delaware coasts.


Chance of delay Thursday, 20%

Chance of cancellation Thursday, 99.6%

Chance of delay Friday, 92%

Chance of cancellation Friday, 70%

Temperatures remain steady in the upper 20s/low 30s throughout the storm.

Trivia: The Weather Channel has named this Winter Storm Pax, which is Latin for peace, which no it's not peaceful.  It's a vicious, crippling winter storm and Pax is a dumb name for any winter storm.  Is my sputtering rage at The Weather Channel's alarmist buffoonery coming through?

Depressed again.  Here's a video of an orangutan and a dog that are BFFs.

Stay tuned for updates.


Posted on Tuesday, February 11, 2014 at 08:31PM by Registered CommenterMonsoon Martin | CommentsPost a Comment

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