Saturday, February 23, 2013

National Weather Service - Third Straight Weekend Storm Heads For New England Reuters

By Svea Herbst-Bayliss and Ross Kerber

BOSTON Sat Feb 23, 2013 1:54pm EST

BOSTON (Reuters) - New England challenged 1 / 3 straight weekend involving hard storms dropping a messy mix of humid snowfall and also rainy water over the region, meteorologists mentioned Saturday.

Another tempest inside West is coming right out the Rocky Mountains this kind of saturday and sunday and can even create blizzard circumstances around Colorado, according to a National Weather Service advisory.

Much of the Midwest is previously blanketed by using snow. More than a feet involving environments appeared to be reported inside Kansas about Thursday, driving airports to cancel hundreds of plane tickets and leaving behind car owners stranded upon highways.

Starting upon Saturday, your New England shoreline - out of upper Connecticut to the southern part of Maine - appeared to be anticipating lengthy mixture of perfect and also rain, reported by a National Weather Service advisory, while inland regions could possibly observe a large accumulation with snow.

Wet snow and freezing water were expected Saturday afternoon through Sunday nighttime around southern New Hampshire, upper Rhode Island and much of Massachusetts.

The Boston metropolitan spot could see coming from a couple of to 5 inches connected with snow, while portions of middle Massachusetts could get in place that will 12 inches, explained National Weather Service meteorologist John Foley.

The heaviest snowfall has been likely Saturday evening as a result of Sunday morning, along with one particular in order to 2 inches per hours possible, the climate service said.

Despite this forecasts, a few locals ended up getting the idea in stride, wanting to know precisely what all this unnecessary ado was about.

"Look, it is really winter, it is New England, it snows. Happens each and every time!" reported Steve Scardino, a application sales professional and life time New Englander from Hopkinton, Massachusetts.

But other people were not so sanguine.

Tom Meek connected with Cambridge said this individual experienced cancelled evening meal plans by using family a pair of week-ends in a row owing to negative conditions and this time, he / she will all you have to his chances.

"We are unable to let Mother Nature impound us again," Meek said.

NStar Electric president, Craig Hallstrom, reported that utility's disaster reply program had already been nicely tested this particular winter.

The conditions service claimed the rage may bring sleet as well as snowy bad weather for the Appalachians and mid-Atlantic claims as well, using thunderstorms expected inside the Southeast. It likely will dump rain from New York City that will Philadelphia, the idea said.

The storm barreled eastward for that weekend following pummeling the actual Midwest through the week. In Kansas City, Missouri, Mayor Sly James said concerning 60 buses were ensnared on snowbound roads about Friday, and perhaps tow pickups ended up immobilized.

"It's still an ongoing process to receive people today there are various roads," he shared with CNN.


Kansas weary the particular brunt with the terrible weather with Thursday, with as much as 15 inches of compacted snow using some aspects of your state, based on the actual National Weather Service.

A made 200-mile (323-km) extend of Interstate 70 with central Kansas was strewn together with cars caught in snow.

National Guard soldiers were being dispatched in Humvees to take into consideration stranded motorists across the interstate and also other highways, stated Sharon Watson, your spokeswoman to get Kansas disaster administration services.

Missouri Governor Jay Nixon as well as Kansas Governor Sam Brownback reported states with emergency on account of doable electrical power outages and also usually harmful travel.

Drought-stricken farmers in that Great Plains, one of the earth's largest wheat-growing areas, welcomed your moisture, even though industry experts stated more rainwater as well as excellent skiing conditions could well be required to ensure healthy and balanced crops.

Meanwhile, inside this Southeast, a "rich furnish regarding Gulf moisture" could commute large rainfall from the actual Florida Panhandle distance into the Carolinas on Saturday, that National Weather Service advisory said.

(Additional canceling by means of Kevin Murphy, Ian Simpson, Kevin Gray, Steve Gorman along with Chris Francescani; Editing through Vicki Allen and also Gunna Dickson)

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