Sunday, February 11, 2007

The Valentine's Blizzard of 2007

It has a nice ring to it, does it not?
We've already got a special weather statement for York (I love the urgency that the all caps conveys):

...POTENTIAL FOR A MAJOR NOREASTER TO HIT SOUTHERN AND WESTERN MAINE AND ALL OF NEW HAMPSHIRE WEDNESDAY AND WEDNESDAY NIGHT...

LOW PRESSURE WILL DEVELOP ALONG THE MID ATLANTIC COAST TUESDAY NIGHT AND CURRENTLY ALL INDICATIONS ARE SUGGESTING THIS STORM WILL INTENSIFY RAPIDLY AS IT MOVES NORTHEAST WEDNESDAY NIGHT.

STRONG WINDS WOULD ACCOMPANY THIS STORM AND MAY BECOME VERY STRONG WITH WIND GUSTS OF OVER 40 MPH LATE WEDNESDAY AND WEDNESDAY NIGHT INTO THURSDAY CAUSING SIGNIFICANT BLOWING AND DRIFTING. STRONGEST WINDS WOULD OCCUR NEAR THE COAST.

SOME MINOR FLOODING AND BEACH EROSION MAY ALSO OCCUR ALONG THE COAST AT TIMES OF HIGH TIDE.

THIS MAY BECOME A VERY LARGE AND DANGEROUS STORM SO ALL INTERESTS SHOULD MONITOR LATER STATEMENTS FOR FURTHER INFORMATION ON THIS STORM. THE TRACK OF THE STORM WILL BE CRITICAL ON HOW MUCH IMPACT THERE IS ON THE AREA AND WILL BE MONITORED CLOSELY.

We'll be bringing in extra loads of firewood, filling the bird feeders, laying in the supplies (must make a big stew in honor of the event), and making sure we've got a couple of unwatched Netflix DVDs ready.
Accuweather agrees it's going to be big:















It sounds like a classic nor'easter and should it materialize, we'll live blog the event from the time the flakes first start until they finish.


1 comment:

Nicole said...

It sounds like fun. Stay warm.