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Best time lapse I've seen so far.    

February 15th Storm   Hello All,   Well its been quite a few weeks lately, we've had huge amounts of snow here in New Brunswick, the most I've seen in the 8 years I have lived here. I think in les

I wish our downgrades were like that

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Not as cold today as wind is lighter.... Max -2c today but windchill still -9c.... Snow showers tonight with maybe an inch forecast....Current forecasts for blizzard are going for washington to get two feet possible with ny city set to miss out on a huge dumping.... My mobile keeps beeping with blizzard warning notification.... 

Just got back from walmart near capitol building, pretty busy with peeps stocking up...

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The cut off point for not just significant snow but for any snow at all is quite something. The gradient is very sharp indeed.

In fact, visit American wx forum, go into the Ohio/Lakes section and just see how frustrating it is for the people of central Ohio. A slight trend south has seen them go from a potential 5-6 inches to nothing at all! In Columbus, 2 inches from a clipper is the best they've managed all season so far and now they've got to watch this one slip away. A very poor winter indeed by their standards. (I know because I lived there for a couple of years!)

Great news for the Ohio valley and West Virginia though!

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All Systems Go for High-Impact Winter Storm across Eastern U.S.

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Everything from tornadoes to paralyzing ice to blizzard conditions will be unfolding over the next several days as a massive storm system, dubbed Winter Storm Jonas by the Weather Channel, takes shape over the eastern half of the United States. Computer models have doggedly pointed to this scenario for the better part of a week, and the model consensus on the big picture continues to be unusually strong. The crosshairs for the heaviest urban snow appear to be on the Washington, D.C., area; more than two feet are possible there and nearby. Blizzard warnings were in effect Thursday afternoon in and near the Washington, D.C., area. The crystal ball is cloudier on where the storm’s north edge will end up--and that location is crucial, since it could be near New York City.

This sprawling storm is only now beginning to take shape across the South. Upper-level energy diving into the region will soon be cutting off from the main jet stream, leaving a powerful upper low in the Southeast that will move slowly northeast--in typical nor’easter fashion--along the East Coast. Along the way, a surface low located in northern Louisiana on Thursday afternoon will be succeeded by a new surface low predicted to develop just east of the Delmarva Peninsula by Saturday. That second surface low will team up with the upper-level low near the Gulf Stream and intensify rapidly over the weekend.

http://www.wunderground.com/blog/JeffMasters/all-systems-go-for-highimpact-winter-storm-across-eastern-us

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The 850mb winds are quite impressive. 50-60mph wind gusts at surface.

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NWS in DC shifted blizzard warning language to “more than 2ft”. Gusts to 50mph = >6ft drifts.

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