2009-03-01

Winter Storm Warning

Update 2009-03-02 08:00: Just back from shoveling a few hundred square feet of steps, walkway and sidewalk. Snow is 5" deep on the sidewalk, 6-6.5" deep on the ground, drifting higher. Snow is still falling, and predictions are for another 2-4" during the day on top of what we already have from last night.


The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Storm Warning for the New York City tri-state area from 6pm tonight through 6pm Monday evening. A "major snowstorm" will drop 6 to 14 inches of snow, depending on location, with wind gusts up to 35 MPH.

The point forecast for Flatbush is projecting accumulations of over 13" and steady winds of over 25 MPH.

Alternate side parking rules are suspended city-wide to facilitate snow removal.

Update 2009-03-02: All NYC public schools are closed, the first time in five years.

Links

Snow Along the East Coast, NASA Earth Observatory, 2009-03-03

Hazards: Winter Weather, NYC OEM

5 comments:

lola said...

WOW,that sounds like how it use to snow when I lived there.
Hunker down, stay warm.
Sunny, very windy here today. Looks like March is coming in like a lion & hopefully will go out like a lamb.

Patrick said...

What are you Tex Antwon?

new york city garden said...

BOgus, hype. We'll see won't we.

Xris (Flatbush Gardener) said...

Yep, we'll see. We've got 1-2" down on the ground now, with the bulk of the storm coming overnight, after midnight.

Tex Antwon? What are you, 50?! :-)

Anonymous said...

Patrick says

good guess yes close to 50