Big Batch of Cold
Posted by Pete Bouchard
It's been subtle but steady. All afternoon long, the deep cold has been seeping in. As low temperatures bottom out in the single digits, the big freeze is on.
Haven't seen the likes of this cold in almost exactly two years.
January 24th, 2011:
"Thanks" to the wind, our low temperatures won't bottom out below zero, BUT it will still FEEL like it's below zero as the winds continue through tomorrow and Thursday - and that's really what will grab your attention (and ire).
The letup in the cold will come...with a storm late Friday. We're still wrangling over the amounts. Heck, I'll admit to being gun shy about throwing totals out 3 days before the event, but I also don't think it's fair to say, "it's gonna snow" without giving you and idea what MAY fall.
This isn't a big nor'easter, but it's not a storm to take lightly either. It will ride along the arctic air, so we're talking a fluff factor (very little moisture is needed to make for sizeable snowfall amounts) AND when this storm comes off of Jersey, it should intensify when it hits the ocean water (a winter storm's paydirt). For that reason, I'm throwing around the idea of 6" of snow. Could be a little less if the storm gets wild off of Nantucket, more if the storm jumps the gun south of Long Island.
Bring the pets in!! (And wash those hands. We'll all be indoors in close quarters thanks to the cold, and with the flu going around, it's going to spread like wildfire.)