Thursday, February 7, 2013

IT HAS BEGUN (again)

Per a reader:

In case you are compiling grocery store reports. I just went to Associated on 14th to grab some cat litter, and the store is packed with people shopping for the impending snowstorm. I didn't realize it was going to be that bad, but the store is crowded, and it takes some patience to get around!


Updated. The National Weather Service has just issued a Blizzard Warning:

Major winter storm to impact the Tri-state area Friday into Saturday.

Blizzard Warning in effect from 6 am Friday to 1 pm EST Saturday.

The National Weather Service in Upton has issued a Blizzard Warning, which is in effect from 6 am Friday to 1 pm EST Saturday.

Locations: New York City, Southern Westchester County, and coastal portions of Northeast New Jersey.
Hazard types: Heavy snow and strong winds.
Accumulations: snow accumulation of 10 to 14 inches, with localized higher amounts within developing snow bands.
Winds: north 15 to 25 mph with gusts up to 45 mph.
Temperatures: falling into the 20s by Friday evening.
Visibilities: one quarter mile or less at times.
Timing: The strongest winds and heaviest snow will occur Friday evening into Saturday morning.
Impacts: Heavy snow and winds will make for dangerous driving conditions with visibilities near zero in White-out conditions. In addition, some tree limbs will be downed, causing scattered power outages.

Updated 5:15 p.m.


Anonymous said...

To be fair, it is hard on any given day to get around in that less than supermarket.

Anonymous said...

Um I don't know about that. Checking the forecast, and as an outdoorsman I'm sort of a weather hawk, looks like we're set for a high of 39 or 40 depending on who you ask, and a mix of snow and rain. Looks like we are in for a wet one, but crisis doesn't seem likely. The heavy stuff is expected in New England, that doesn't include NYC. newbies. I'm starting to believe that ppl simply enjoy panicking and emptying store shelves. Makes them feel alive maybe.

Diane said...

i just heard on the weather channel that they are now calling for 12-18 inches for nyc

Anonymous said...

Ever since Katrina the media jumps on any kind weather that looks like a big deal. Sometimes they're right, sometimes they're wrong. Gives them something to fill the news cycle with. Some news outlets are already reminding people to send in their photos of the storm which isn't even here yet!

bllue glass said...

it's too late
3 hours ago the line was out the door at trader joes.

it's too damn cold to stand outside a supermarket on a line to get in.

Anonymous said...

To the previous poster: That's what was expected, but now the forecast has changed. THIS COULD BE SNOWMAGEDDON PART TWO!!!!!!!!!!!!! RUN NOW WHILE YOU CAN!!!!!!!!!!!!! Or just stay inside eating until it is over.

Anonymous said...

I don't know about all that - people didn't take Sandy seriously. It's not worth assuming nothing is going to happen if concern only means buying $100 worth of water and groceries.

I'd rather be prepared and have it lead to nothing than to be unprepared begging my neighbors for a can of tuna.

Toma Waits: Emotional Weather Report said...

late night and early morning low clouds
with a chance of fog
chance of showers into the afternoon
with variable high cloudiness
and gusty winds, gusty winds
at times around the corner of
Sunset and Alvorado
things are tough all over
when the thunder storms start
increasing over the southeast
and south central portions
of my apartment, I get upset
and a line of thunderstorms was
developing in the early morning
ahead of a slow moving coldfront
cold blooded
with tornado watches issued shortly
before noon Sunday, for the areas
including, the western region
of my mental health
and the northern portions of my
ability to deal rationally with my
disconcerted precarious emotional
situation, it's cold out there
colder than a ticket taker's smile
at the Ivar Theatre, on a Saturday night
flash flood watches covered the
southern portion of my disposition
there was no severe weather well
into the afternoon, except for a lone gust of
wind in the bedroom
in a high pressure zone, covering the eastern
portion of a small suburban community
with a 103 and millibar high pressure zone
and a weak pressure ridge extending from
my eyes down to my cheeks cause since
you left me baby
and put the vice grips on my mental health
well the extended outlook for an
indefinite period of time until you
come back to me baby is high tonight
low tomorrow, and precipitation is

Anonymous said...

At Associated on Bleecker and West Broadway as of 5:30 PM the lines were well within normal. A bit long, but "eh, maybe you should open up another register" crowded rather than "people getting trampled to death hoarding bottled water" crowded.

Anonymous said...

Not sure about the rest of you but I love snow, so I will be outside all day!!!

BagelGuy said...

It's a BS forecast. Not gonna happen.

Anonymous said...

Met was normal tonight.

Anonymous said...

Please say dumpster diving is dead.