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New England Braces for a Major Winter Snowstorm

February 7, 2013 - 04:52 PM
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New England is bracing for a historic winter snowstorm. Blizzard warnings in effect from Long Island to Maine and winter weather advisories in our local area.

New England is bracing for a historic winter snowstorm.  Between one and three feet of snow is possible and, on top of it, winds could gust to 65mph at times.  Blizzard warnings are in effect much of New England, including Long Island, Harford, Boston, and Portsmouth. 

Check out the latest snowfall accumulation maps from the Boston forecast office.  The heart of the storm will impact northern Rhode Island and eastern Massachussetts.  Over 2 feet of snow could fall in the areas shaded in white.

The coastal storm is in its early stages of development.  The storm system, currently over the southeast U.S. will rapidly intensify, as it moves up the coast.  The low will then then merge with energy from a weather front, currently over the Midwest, and explode off the coast of New England.

This is going to be a snowstorm of epic proportion that will go into the records and will rival the Blizzard of '78.  More updates to come.

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