Blizzard of 2015 By: yiseowl - Sunday, Jan 25, 2015 - 2:48pm A historic blizzard is headed towards Boston! See more ideas about Blizzard, New england, Boston. Video. Moisture from the Gulf of Mexico wrapped around the system from the south, resulting in widespread rainfall and snow over the Midwest. As many of you know, I live on the West Coast of the United States, in the state of Washington. Boston observed 24.6 in (62 cm) of snow, its largest January storm total accumulation and its sixth largest storm total accumulation on record.. Those venturing outdoors may become lost or disoriented, so people in the warning area are advised to stay indoors and off the roads. A BLIZZARD WATCH MEANS THERE IS A POTENTIAL FOR CONSIDERABLE FALLING AND/OR BLOWING SNOW WITH SUSTAINED WINDS OR FREQUENT GUSTS OVER 35 MPH AND VISIBILITIES BELOW 1/4 MILE FOR AT LEAST 3 HOURS. BE PREPARED TO ALTER ANY TRAVEL PLANS. http://t.co/l1tedtmu5K pic.twitter.com/vwcI6ro0UN. ", Blizzard Juno making people ski on the streets of Boston. Image: Earth Simulator * TEMPERATURES…IN THE LOWER 20S. Listen again. The Boston Globe is reporting the storm has already cracked the top eight snowfall totals since 1935, having covered the area with at least 20.8 inches since Monday. THIS HAS THE POTENTIAL TO BE A HISTORIC STORM. * TIMING…THE WORST OF THE STORM WILL BE MONDAY NIGHT THROUGH TUESDAY AFTERNOON. The Globe reported the only people exempt from the travel ban are those working in the medical field, city workers and the media. These warnings were later upgraded to Blizzard Warnings. Dunkin' Brands In Talks To Go Private, Shares Jump, Trader Joe's Gluten Free Halibut Recalled Over Allergen Concerns, New York Coronavirus Cases Surpass 500,000, Seven Held After British Military Boards Threatened Oil Tanker In English Channel, The Possibilities AND the Pitfalls of Remote Work, 10 Of America's Top CEOs Talk with IBT's Social Capital About How To Be Authentic. NOAA is forecasting 18-36″ of snow! Sports. @amek33 Tomorrow this will be my goal! NOAA is forecasting 18-36″ of snow! * IMPACTS…HEAVY SNOW AND STRONG WINDS WILL RESULT IN THE POTENTIAL FOR BLIZZARD CONDITIONS WITH NEAR ZERO VISIBILITY. The Blue Hill Observatory in Massachusetts observed 30.8 in (78 cm), or the second-largest storm total accumulation on record, while both Providence, Rhode Island and Portland, Maine recorded their fourth-largest storm total accumulations on record, at 19.1 in (49 cm). Portions of Interstates 78, 80, 84, 87, 90, 91 and 93 were also shut down by the storm. Via Imgur.com. * HAZARD TYPES…HEAVY SNOW…STRONG WINDS AND BLIZZARD CONDITIONS. The storm is now Boston's sixth-largest snowstorm ever. FlightAware reported that 1,200 flights were expected to be cancelled on January 26. Boston after Nemo. With New York City narrowly escaping the brunt of the blizzard, nicknamed “Juno” by the Weather Channel, residents in Massachusetts and Connecticut weren’t so lucky. In a statement on January 25, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo urged residents to take their necessary safety precautions and prepare for the possibility of disrupted commute on Monday and Tuesday. In preparation for the winter storm, the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation deployed approximately 350 salting trucks to treat major roadways. 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New Jersey Governor Chris Christie declared a state of emergency for the duration of the storm; in a morning press conference, Christie also urged all nonessential personnel to remain off roadways. CONSIDERABLE BLOWING AND DRIFTING SNOW. 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Residents of the city have been having some fun with, what they call, the Boston Yeti on Twitter. -- The Blizzard of 2015 has been dropping some heavy snow in parts of the Northeast, but some social media users have figured out how to make light of the situation. If the trajectory of this storm continues, it could end up being the single largest snowfall that the city of Boston has ever encountered. Luckily, meteorologists gave city officials ample time to prepare for the 2003 storm and the city’s residents were relatively safe. Significant flooding was reported in Scituate, Massachusetts, where National Guardsmen were sent to rescue people from the high waters and power was cut to some areas of the town to prevent fires from breaking out. @steveannear @realOBF @BostonYeti2015 did HE deflate the balls? Copyright © 2020 KFSN-TV. …BLIZZARD WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM MONDAY EVENING THROUGH LATE TUESDAY NIGHT…  The strong winds and blowing snow caused poor traveling conditions across Atlantic Canada. Tuesday's storm took over the No. At the height of the storm, a 300-mile (480 km) stretch of Interstate 95 from northern New Jersey to the Massachusetts/New Hampshire border was closed in conjunction with travel bans in the impacted areas. Since that time, city officials have been taking these kinds of storms very seriously. I urge everyone to do their part, to put safety first. The Blizzard of 2015 on Jan. 26-27 may be more well-known as the “winter storm that wasn’t” in New York City. Now, that the Nor’Easter (that’s what they call a storm in the northeastern part of the country) has lifted, people will spend the next week or so recovering: clearing their driveways, plowing the roads, and getting the utilities back up and running. Sean Urda, a 17-year-old student from John Glenn High School, was killed when he struck a light pole while snow tubing with two other people in Huntington. Tuesday's storm took over the No. The blizzard even had a name – JUNO. Boston residents should check local authorities and the National Weather Service for infromation about travel bans and other safety tips about the 2015 blizzard. The upcoming Boston blizzard may be equivalent to Category 2 hurricane Computer simulation of the wind field associated with the New England storm on Feb. 15, 2015. The storm was also given unofficial names, such as Blizzard of 2015, and Winter Storm Juno. On January 25, 2015, blizzard warnings were issued for areas of coastal New England, New York and New Jersey. On January 23, a low-pressure area developed off the Pacific Northwest, before moving over the Canadian Prairies by January 24. "But a storm this size poses a threat to the safety of our residents in many different ways, and we are taking it very seriously. In Boston, yesterday, a blizzard warning was in effect all day and continued until late in the evening. Sweatpants. She asked residents to keep fire hydrants uncovered and asked that generators used for electricity were located outside of homes and in well-ventilated locations. The January 2015 North American blizzard was a powerful and severe blizzard that dumped up to 3 feet (910 mm) of snowfall in parts of New England.
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