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8 February 2013

Severe Blizzard Bears Down on Boston and Much Of New England

From the NOAA High resolution WRF Model. This is predicted snowfall. The yellow areas are over 2 feet. The pink is over 30 inches!

The intensity of the low pressure (a classic nor’easter) will bring gusts to hurricane force along the New England coast. The image below (courtesy of Penn State Meteorology) shows surface winds (in knots) at midnight Friday night. Below is the surface pressures for Late Friday. Meteorologists call a rapidly deepening low pressure system like this a “bomb” because it looks like a bomb hit the weather map! The color bands are a measure of …


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