It's "FF" Time....9:16am
And by "FF", I meant first flakes. For a gullywhomper (a term that means a huge storm that will dump all over us!) is approaching inland Connecticut, and coastal areas too! In fact, it's been snowing near the coast, and NYC, for three hours or so. This afternoon will be wild, with snow at the rate of 2-3 inches per hour. That's heavy snow, by definition. If you'd like to see the local radars, just click on the channel 30 weather box, halfway down on the right side. From there, click on the WVIT weather desk, then click on the radar map. From there, there is a drop down menu that says "more media." Click on Brookhaven radar loop. Thats out of central Long Island, and gives you a great perspective of what is falling on me and what's to come to the south and west. In fact, I will link that EXACT Long Island radar loop....just click on the title. HEY!!! It's set up, so title click, and wait for the animation to load.
What are we facing? A double barreled low pressure system, still hundreds of miles to the south of north central Connecticut, will make this afternoon a WILD one. That's the only adjective I could come up with, for the snow will be pouring down. By dinnertime, maybe a little later, the snow will turn to a mixture of sleet (frozen rain that bounces when it lands) or freezing rain (rain, liquid until it lands and then freezes on contact, on everything...the most dangerous precipitation there is). And with a blanket of a foot or so of fresh snow, with ice on top....well, it would make a great sundae, but not a great day for those driving. So be safe.
I'll keep you posted, as these innocent few flakes turn into an outpouring of snow heavy enough to make my neighbor's house invisible. And you know what? I can't wait!
I'll be back, and click on the title of this post for the latest radar. Next to the Sox, I love the weather....and I'm good at reading the maps and interpreting the radar and upper winds. Blah blah blah, I'm finished. For now. So title click!!!! Please. And your comments, as always, are welcome. Take care on this soon to be a white-out Friday afternoon. Finally!