A snow day literally and figuratively falls from the sky, unbidden, and seems like a thing of wonder. -- Susan Orlean

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Major Storm Shaping Up

We don't want to go into hyperventilation mode just yet, but if you had plans to do anything Thursday afternoon and Friday morning, you may need to call an audible.

Take a look at this latest prediction:

Batten down the hatches.
That right there's the imprint of a major nor'easter. The big question for the snow total will be if it's a storm that pushes moisture up and over a front (like we had last week). Or, will the storm create a cyclone effect (that lovely counter-clockwise swirl that draws moisture in from the Atlantic) and in doing so become a nor'easter.

We'll need more information (track and timing, the usual), but we're starting to get concerned that we have a major storm headed our way. And by "major" we mean the biggest snow event of the 2013-14 season.

Should the scenario presented in the Accuweather map occur, we're looking at possible early releases on Thursday and school cancellations on Friday.

Expect to see a Winter Storm Watch later today. And don't forget to vote for this storm's name. Looks like we'll be needing it after all.

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