Winter Storm 'Nemo': Northeast To Get More Than A Foot Of Snow This Weekend [VIDEO]
An early January cold snap has caused temperatures along the Northeast to plummet to levels well below freezing. Even though Groundhog Day predicted an early spring, winter isn't done with us yet.
According to the Weather Channel, a Midwestern storm pattern passing through Chicago and Milwaukee is expected to mix with a rainy front coming from New Orleans and Louisville. As a result, the mixed storm is expected to cause more than a foot of snow along the Northeast come Friday and Saturday. The Weather Channel has named the new winter storm system "Nemo."
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As of Wednesday, New York State will receive light to moderate snowfall. By Thursday night, forecasters predict that a system will travel from the Great Lakes to the East Coast, passing through major cities including Philadelphia, New York, and Boston.
While the brunt of the storm Nemo isn't expected until Saturday, three days from now, National Weather Service forecasters are fairly convinced that the storm will be severe when it strikes. "Everyone in Southern New England should be prepared for the potential of a very significant winter storm Friday into early Saturday," stated the National Weather Service in a forecast discussion posted on the Web.
According to NOAA satellites, cities Buffalo and Albany will likely receive significant snowfall as well.
While snowfall as severe as two feet deep is expected, forecasters believe cities Philadelphia and New York City will be spared. Rather than accumulate snow, the two cities are more likely to experience a mixture of rain and sleet instead.
New York City historically averages approximately 25 inches of snow in February. However, the metropolis has been largely spared from snowfall for the past two years.
This year, New York City experienced less than eight inches of snowfall. Last year, New York recorded similar numbers.
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