Posted by: loungekitten | February 9, 2010

2.9.10 – Tuesday Ten; Now This Is Snomageddon!

So, we are supposed to get 18″-24″ more snow starting tonight into tomorrow (at least according to the local news stations).  Why does Mother Nature hate the Delaware Valley?  Mother Nature will be surpassing her previous personal best in delivering snowfall to the area in one winter season – she was only 9.2″ short after the storm this past weekend.  I’m begging you for mercy, just why won’t you release me, Mother Nature?

  1. Speed Of Sound – Coldplay
  2. To Build A Home – The Cinematic Orchestra
  3. Down In It – Nine Inch Nails
  4. Bittersweet Symphony – The Verve
  5. Hot N Cold – Katy Perry
  6. On My Way – Billy Boy On Poison
  7. The Only Way (Is The Wrong Way) – Filter
  8. Grace – Kate Havnevik
  9. Some Surprise (Special Version) – Paul Noonan & Lisa Hannigan
  10. Intergalactic – Beastie Boys

Huh.  Two of the songs are played over some romantic scenes between the Meredith and Derek characters in Grey’s Anatomy.  Overall, a good list for listening.  Good job, iTunes DJ!

Here’s the text of our winter storm warning :

from 7 pm EST, Tue., Feb. 9, 2010 until 12 am EST, Thu., Feb. 11, 2010

Issued by The National Weather Service
Philadelphia, PA
3:12 pm EST, Tue., Feb. 9, 2010

… WINTER STORM WARNING NOW IN EFFECT FROM 7 PM THIS EVENING TO MIDNIGHT EST WEDNESDAY NIGHT…

THE WINTER STORM WARNING IS NOW IN EFFECT FROM 7 PM THIS EVENING TO MIDNIGHT EST WEDNESDAY NIGHT.

LOW PRESSURE FORMING OVER THE SOUTH CAROLINA COASTAL WATERS WILL BECOME THE MAIN LOW PRESSURE SYSTEM TONIGHT AS IT STARTS TO INTENSIFY RAPIDLY. BY WEDNESDAY MORNING… THIS NOR/EASTER IS FORECAST TO BE JUST EAST OF OUR AREA… AND WILL BRING HEAVY SNOW TO A GOOD PART OF OUR AREA INTO WEDNESDAY EVENING.

FROM THE INTERSTATE 95 CORRIDOR SOUTHEASTWARD THE SNOW MAY MIX WITH SLEET AT TIMES LATE TONIGHT… AND WITH SLEET AND RAIN AT TIMES DURING THE FIRST HALF OF THE DAY WEDNESDAY. HOWEVER… THIS IS MORE LIKELY CLOSER TO THE COAST. AS COLDER AIR WRAPS AROUND THE STORM EVEN THESE AREAS ARE EXPECTED TO CHANGE BACK TO ALL SNOW.

TOTAL SNOW ACCUMULATIONS ARE EXPECTED TO RANGE FROM 10 TO 20 INCHES WITH THE HIGHEST AMOUNTS NORTHWEST OF THE INTERSTATE 95 CORRIDOR. THE HEAVIEST ACCUMULATIONS AS OF NOW ARE EXPECTED TO OCCUR IN THE PHILADELPHIA NORTHWESTERN SUBURBS. HEAVY SNOW IS EXPECTED TO OCCUR IN TWO BURSTS ACROSS THE REGION. THE FIRST IS EXPECTED TO OCCUR TONIGHT WITH THREE TO EIGHT INCHES LIKELY TO ACCUMULATE BY THE MORNING COMMUTE WEDNESDAY. THE SECOND SHOT WILL BE AN EVEN MORE INTENSE BURST OF HEAVY SNOW WITH THE UPPER AIR DISTURBANCE ITSELF THAT SHOULD OCCUR IN MOST OF EASTERN PENNSYLVANIA… MARYLAND… AND DELAWARE DURING WEDNESDAY MORNING AND NEW JERSEY AND NORTHEASTERN PENNSYLVANIA DURING WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON. THE SNOW WILL END BY MIDNIGHT WEDNESDAY NIGHT.

WINDS WILL INCREASE AS WEDNESDAY CONTINUES AND WILL CAUSE CONSIDERABLE BLOWING AND DRIFTING OF SNOW… EVEN MORE THAN WHAT OCCURRED WITH THE WEEKEND SNOW STORM. AT AND NEAR THE ATLANTIC SHORE BLIZZARD CONDITIONS ARE POSSIBLE WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON AND EVENING AS WINDS INCREASE.

DRIVING WILL BE HAZARDOUS AT BEST DURING THIS WINTER STORM. IT IS HIGHLY RECOMMENDED THAT WHERE POSSIBLE TO TAKE MASS TRANSPORTATION WEDNESDAY AND ONLY DRIVE IF ITS TRULY AN EMERGENCY SITUATION.

A WINTER STORM WARNING MEANS SIGNIFICANT AMOUNTS OF SNOW AND SLEET ARE EXPECTED OR OCCURRING. STRONG WINDS ARE ALSO POSSIBLE. THIS WILL MAKE TRAVEL VERY HAZARDOUS OR IMPOSSIBLE.

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… YET ANOTHER MAJOR WINTER STORM WILL AFFECT OUR AREA FROM THIS EVENING INTO WEDNESDAY EVENING…

.AN EXPLOSIVELY DEVELOPING NOR/EASTER WILL BRING HEAVY SNOW TO MUCH OF OUR AREA STARTING THIS EVENING… AND PERSISTING THROUGH WEDNESDAY AND INTO WEDNESDAY EVENING.

Yah, where I am right now – northwest of the I-95 corridor and Philadelphia northwestern suburbs.  I am not a happy camper.  And a camper I will be over the next few days.

And if that wasn’t enough, in our 10-day outlook we are supposed to be getting more snow next Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday.  Hopefully those forecasts will be revised to reflect rain instead, if not the beginnings of some spring-like temperatures and sunshine!

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