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“The weather will be going downhill during the day on Sunday.”


A powerful Nor’easter storm will start on Sunday, dumping up to four inches of rain along the Mid-Atlantic Coast, including New York City, Philadelphia and Washington, D.C., say forecasters.

“It’s going to a very, very intense Nor’easter,” said Michael Eckert, senior branch forecaster with the National Weather Service.

“The weather will be going downhill during the day on Sunday,” said Eckert.

On Sunday night, heavy snow will blanket western parts of New York state and Pennsylvania, as well as West Virginia, he said.

Up to 12 inches of snow is forecast at higher elevations by Monday night.

This will be heavy, wet snow that could cause tree and power line damage, especially after record March warmth sent trees into full leaf far earlier than usual, the Weather Channel warned.

On Saturday, the town of Chisholm, Minnesota received nearly 6 inches of snow after getting a foot a week ago. That followed a mild winter with little snow, said Weather Service meteorologist Bryon Paulson.

http://www.accuweather.com/en/weather-news/powerful-cold-storm-targets-th/64337

http://news.yahoo.com/noreaster-bring-heavy-rain-snow-u-east-030441107.html

http://usnews.msnbc.msn.com/_news/2012/04/21/11330071-rain-and-heavy-wet-spring-snow-forecast-in-east-shuttle-enterprise-trip-delayed?lite

Thanks to Robert Stom and Benjamin Napier for these links

 

8 Responses to Heavy, wet snow to pound eastern United States by tonight

  1. Thomas L. says:

    Seasons in Reverse!?

  2. kenneth lund says:

    —-just an update on this winter storm—-

    NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BUFFALO NY
    APR 23 2012

    INCLUDING THE CITIES OF…JAMESTOWN…OLEAN…ORCHARD PARK…
    SPRINGVILLE

    …WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 7 AM EDT TUESDAY…

    * LOCATIONS…SOUTHERN ERIE…CHAUTAUQUA AND CATTARAUGUS COUNTIES.

    * TIMING…THROUGH EARLY TUESDAY MORNING.

    * HAZARDS…HEAVY SNOW.

    * ACCUMULATIONS…8 TO 16 INCH STORM TOTALS…WITH THE MOST SIGNIFICANT SNOW FALLING MONDAY MORNING AND EARLY AFTERNOON WHEN SNOW FALL RATES COULD EXCEED ONE INCH PER HOUR.

    * WINDS…NORTHWEST 15 TO 30 MPH.

    * VISIBILITIES…AS LOW AS A QUARTER MILE AT TIMES.

    * IMPACTS…DOWNED TREE LIMBS AND POWER LINES WILL LEAD TO WIDESPREAD POWER OUTAGES. THERE WILL BE THE CHANCE FOR SHALLOW ROOTED TREES TO BE BROUGHT DOWN AS WELL. ANTICIPATE PROLONGED POWER OUTAGES IN MORE RURAL AREAS. HAZARDOUS DRIVING CONDITIONS WILL DEVELOP…PARTICULARLY OVER THE HIGHER TERRAIN.
    http://www.erh.noaa.gov/buf/

  3. Billsocal says:

    Watched the weather channel to catch them reporting on the snow storms. For them the higher elevations as 1500ft. Out here in the west people would laugh at being called a higher elevation. What they need to worry about is there spring crops and what the snow will do to that, There are parts of Tulare county here in California. Where some farmers have lost 100per cent of their crops due to hail. What is that going to prices of food. We are going to have a wacky spring and summer for weather.

  4. I have 150 VERY happy foot-high tomato plants sitting in my greenhouse with an electric heater that cuts in when the temp reaches 35 F. The low was 29 F last night. We have already had several hours of wet, heavy snow but it is now melting as fast as it’s falling so we don’t expect any power outages here in central WV.

    Northern WV, PA and western MD are getting slammed right now though!

    Here is an interesting quote from weather.com on this storm:

    Perspective: How unusual, this late?

    While accumulating snow has fallen well into the month of May in many locations from western New York to West Virginia, snowfall this heavy, so late in the season is rare, but not unprecedented.

    For instance, in Buffalo, N.Y. there have been 10 calendar days of 1″+ snow after April 22, according to the National Weather Service. However, dating to 1884, there have been only 3 calendar days after April 22 with at least 4″ of snow, there, only one of which is since 1909!

    http://www.weather.com/outlook/weather-news/news/articles/snowstorm-destructive-northeast_2012-04-22

    • John the 1st says:

      150 plants! Are you a commercial grower? I am just having fun with 10 I grew from seeds I got out of a particularly good Roma.

      • Nope.. not a commercial grower. I just LOVE raising fruit and veg. from seed. This year I do plan on selling my surplus “exotic” tomatoes at the local farmers’ market though. All heirloom varieties that you never see in store so I can keep the seed for next season. With a cooling climate I figure my 18 ft x 12 ft insulated greenhouse here in West Virginia is a VERY good investment for the future!

  5. Jeff says:

    Not as bad as it could have been but quite a shock after the unprescidented warmth that brought plants into bloom weeks ahead of schedule.

    Waiting to see how some potted Subarctic Plenty tomato plants will fare after being left outside Sunday evening.


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