Yep. Global warming, er, climate change, or whatever the current cause for alarm is, is upon us. Here’s a shot of my area. We haven’t seen snow like this, ever. From what I hear, it hasn’t been this bad in 30 years. Funny how the planet doesn’t seem to “have a fever” anymore.
It has the chills.
Here’s a shot of my son and our A/O, High Desert, CA.
More snow, cold head for Aspen
ASPEN — The snow in Aspen just keeps on coming, but it may be too cold to enjoy it by Saturday.
A winter storm that dumped up to a foot of snow on local ski slopes over the past two days has moved out, but another system is headed for Aspen Friday night. So are plummeting temperatures and a brutal wind chill.
On the heels of the winter storm warning that expired Friday morning, the National Weather Service has issued a winter storm watch for the northwest mountains of Colorado, including Aspen and Snowmass, starting Friday evening. It extends until Saturday evening.
Heavy Snow Hits Southern New England
1-TO-2 INCHES PER HOUR
Six to 12 inches of snow blanketed the region. It started around 1 p.m. and continued through the evening across southern New England.
By 7:25 p.m., Stoneham had 5.5 inches, Wellesley had 6.8 inches and Walpole had 5 inches. By 7 p.m., East Boston had 5.3 inches and Worcester had 6.4 inches. Some of the highest accumulations were in Buzzards Bay where 9.5 inches fell and in Acushnet with 9.3 inches.
WBZ meteorologists say the snow fell at a rate of one-to-two inches an hour and started to taper off in the Boston area sometime around 9:30 p.m. Drivers were urged to stay off the roads during those hours.
Snowstorm Lives Up To Promise Of Miserable Commute
“We are literally at the point where we are pleading with the public to stay home,” said IDOT spokeswoman Marisa Kollias. “The streets are like sheets of ice. It is a mixed storm; it’s almost as if there are little ice pellets that are hitting my face when I stepped outside my house, and I will tell you, it’s dangerous.”
IDOT rarely tells motorists to stay in altogether. Kollias said it has been about two winters since they last did so.
“This is a situation even for IDOT; we [had] 355 crews out this morning,” Kollias said. “We’re not going to win this war. We’re just trying to keep up.”
It’s the Calm Before the Storm, Again
Tri-State Digs Out From Friday’s Storm Before Sunday’s Storm Arrives
After the first significant winter storm of the season blanketed the Big Apple and Long Island with snow, Saturday sees much less precipitation, though the effects of last night’s storm remain.
“We’re still dealing with what is left from all that snowfall that we picked up, and some of that is now frozen on the roadways,” CBS 2HD’s meteorologist Megan Glaros said.
Storm Reaches the East Coast
A major winter storm that has created chaos from the Midwest to the Northeast will slam Boston and southern New England with heavy snow tonight. A second storm will follow close behind this weekend, while a blast of arctic air and a third storm will cross the country in the days leading up to Christmas.
The Winter Weather Center reports that the storm that has paralyzed the Midwest has moved into the East. Snow was falling heavily over much of central and southern New England Friday evening.
The Severe Weather Center lists the storm-related warnings and advisories in effect.
Powerful winter storm cuts power, disrupts travel
A winter storm packing snow, freezing rain and biting wind cut power to tens of thousands of customers Friday, disrupted travel and gave schoolchildren from Iowa to New England an early start on their holiday break. “One thing about it, you’re going to have a white Christmas this year,” said Lee Longdyke, as he shoveled a sidewalk in Pontiac, Mich., for the third time Friday morning.
More than 300 flights were canceled at Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport, and more than 650 at three New York City-area airports. Many remaining flights had hour’s long delays.