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Is a Blizzard Brewing for the Northeast?

The potential storm could bring a foot of snow to the region

While the pattern of spotty, nuisance snowfalls as dominated the weather recently, two storms are set to join forces to unleash a blizzard across eastern New England as Friday comes to a close.

A weak storm from western Canada, known as an Alberta Clipper, could sync fast enough with a storm from the south to bring more than spotty, intermittent precipitation to parts of the Northeast, spanning Thursday night into Friday night.

About one out of five Alberta Clippers strengthens upon nearing the coast and deposits heavy snow in the process. An even lower percentage of these storms merge with a southern system near the coast, forming a much stronger storm with heavy precipitation.

The clipper itself is likely to spread moderate to heavy snow from southern Wisconsin and central Michigan to upstate New York, while the storm to the south delivers soaking rain from the western Gulf Coast to the Carolinas.

When these two storms join forces, a fierce blizzard is expected to unfold across eastern New England from Portland to Boston to Providence.

Blizzard conditions will develop in this corridor Friday afternoon, leading to a nightmare for the evening commute. The worst of the blizzard will then howl Friday night.

To the north and west, snow also threatens to cause slippery travel and delays across the rest of New England and eastern New York later Friday into Friday night. This could potentially include New York City.

Milder air (or the retreat of arctic air) is another issue with this storm. Odds favor Friday to start with rain from around New York City to Cape Cod, but that should not stop snow from coming down Friday night.

AccuWeather.com will continue to update you on the storm threat as new information become available.

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No worries here. The ones dissing possible weather disasters will be the first ones screaming "SAVE US!!!" when the sh*t hits the fan.
My only regret would be not being there to tell them "No".

February 06 2013 at 6:29 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

Ahhhhh another disaster headed for the Northeast ,It's 0 out now here in upstate NY headed for -15 to -20 tonight Al Gore where are you when we need you and some global warming Heellllpp !! Better call Fema we're gonna need a bailout from the govt. We just know it send the foodstamp trucks now before It'll be the biggest disaster to strike here this week ,AHHHHH! Oh By the way did they come up with some foolish name for it yet ?

February 06 2013 at 6:20 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

Check out this site. They create all the storms.

February 06 2013 at 6:19 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

like usual media lies and making scare people,

water,rains,snow and temperature are naturaal events of this globe created by God who control all of this

their meidia lies together with their capitalistic false propoganda about global warming,make people sick and tired to liste this BS

February 06 2013 at 6:18 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

The earth may be billions of years old, but as far as we know it has never had this level of population. nor has it had this level of pollutants and poisons infiltrating all its systems. Something is bound to give. You trash the oceans, poison the water, remove the rainforests and the earth can't maintain itself like it could before. This is common sense borne out by science.

February 06 2013 at 6:14 PM Report abuse -1 rate up rate down Reply

Yeah, and I'm sure gloBULL warming, miraculously, is going to cause these two storm systems to miraculously come together at just the right time to make it a worse storm than it would have been had gloBULL warming not miraculously caused these two storms to come together at just the right time. LOL! I'm eagerly anticipating the elaborate explanation is to how it is gloBULL warming modifies the timing of storms coming together at just the right time to make them "more destructive" than they would have been if it wouldn't have been for gloBULL warming.

February 06 2013 at 5:31 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
4 replies to Cory's comment

As a recently retired truck driver, all I can say is that i will not be going out in that stuff this week!!! And you Doomsday people arguing about a snow storm and global warming and who's fault it is etc. etc. Get A Life!!

February 06 2013 at 5:08 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

...Here in Syracuse the weather gods are going to pound us again. We don't know a thing about global warming !.......But the SU orangemen basketball team is all we need to stay inside and party till the crows fly home...lol....Here we go...one more time !

February 06 2013 at 5:06 PM Report abuse +1 rate up rate down Reply
1 reply to rkeeeballs's comment

Yup, and remember that here in the 'cuse, a dumping of snow is only a minor inconvenience, no matter how much we get.

February 06 2013 at 5:56 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

You people who believe that everything is related to
global warming need to get over yourselves. The planet is 5billion years old. You just aint
that important in the grand scheme of things. The weather was
here long before you were born and it will continue long after you are dead and buried.

February 06 2013 at 5:04 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
1 reply to bbbrum's comment

Get a life

February 06 2013 at 5:36 PM Report abuse +1 rate up rate down Reply

The planet is 5billion years old. You people who believe in global urie
warming need to get over yourselves. Its called nature and it will
be here well after you are dead and buried.

February 06 2013 at 5:00 PM Report abuse -1 rate up rate down Reply
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