Tag Archives: nor’easter

Plains Snow Storm to Become Next Nor’easter

Temperatures and an upper-level storm system tied to a surface low pressure center will quickly move from the central Plains to off the coast of the Northeast between Wednesday and Friday while transitioning from a Plains and Midwest snowstorm to a nor’easter — the third nor’easter in about three week’s time.

Cold As Ice: Next Outbreak Identified

There are lots of questions this morning about the next Arctic air mass and a deep, upper-level storm system approaching from the west. One thing not in question however, is that this air mass is significantly colder than last week’s.

Powerful Nor’Easter Dumps Heavy Snow Across New England

A strong low pressure system brought heavy snow and gusty winds across much of the Northeast the past several days. This is the second major snow storm to hit the area in less than a month and once again, it’s causing major travel disruptions, both on land and in the air. Cleanup crews are hard […]

South Digs Out While Major Nor’easter Aims for Northeast

The same storm system responsible for the snow across the Deep South will bring heavy snow to the Mid-Atlantic States into New England today and tomorrow. The heaviest snow is expected from northern New Jersey into Rhode Island and Connecticut with 10-14” possible. Heavy lake effect snow showers can also be expected, especially across northern Ohio into northwestern Pennsylvania where up to 8-10” of snow is possible.

Georgia Snow Storm Becoming Nor’Easter

Confidence that this low pressure area will develop into a nor’easter is now high, and significant snowfall is expected from the Carolinas to New England.

Birth of a Nor’easter?

The influx of this cold air could spell an ice storm for the South, from north-central Louisiana eastward through central Georgia and coastal South Carolina. Meanwhile, just to the north of the ice, heavy snow may accumulate from southern Arkansas (midday Sunday) through North Carolina (Tuesday). A noted side benefit of this system: drought relief. The projected path of precipitation will fall precisely where it’s needed most right now.

Nor’easter Threat? Doubtful…For Most

In true Nor’easter fashion, a winter storm (or, in this case, pre-winter storm) can just explode when it reaches the Gulf Stream off the Mid-Atlantic Coast as the contrast in temperatures (cold storm, warm waters) allows the bottom to fall out of the low and central pressures to plummet. From there, and if the upper flow is right, the strengthening low is then driven up the coast effecting every place from the Outer Banks of North Carolina to Cape Cod, to Nova Scotia, to Newfoundland with battering winds, torrential rain and — if cold enough — blizzard conditions.

Mid-Atlantic Snow: The Latest

The low pressure area that entered the Gulf of Mexico yesterday, and is presently moving across northern Florida on its way into the Atlantic, will deliver impressive early March snowfall amounts to the Deep South. Maximum accumulations are expected in the western regions of North Carolina where up to 8 inches in Asheville is possible […]