Sunday, January 13, 2008

Nor'easter for us this week!

It's been a while since I've posted anything here - so here's wishing you all a belated Happy and Healthy New Year. I've enjoyed seeing some of you during my brief visits to Fox Lane, and hope to see more of you when I'm there again.

A strong low pressure system is developing off the coast of the SE US as I write this, and by this evening it will have moved northward toward the NY area. It is predicted to remain off-shore, so we will be in the easterly and then northeasterly* flow of moist air circling counterclockwise and in off the Altlantic around the low.

Check out the current and forecast weather maps at Accuweather.

That relatively warmer and moist maritime air will override the cooler air already in place over us (remember, warmer and moist air is less dense than cooler, dry air), and as it rises, expands, and cools the moisture in it will condense and fall as snow through the cooler air below. As of noon today (Sunday), the national weather service is predicting 8 to 12 inches of snow in our area.

As the low moves northeastward out to sea tomorrow afternoon, we'll experience a shift in the wind to the northwest, ushering in a little cP from Canada, and another low that's currently spinning around the Great Lakes.
Read more about the developing storm at the Accuweather web site, and check for school closings or delays at your school web page or, in SE New York here
*That's why it's called a nor'easter!

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