‘Nor’easter bomb’ may slam NYC area with heavy, spring snow and howling winds

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NEW YORK (PIX11) – Great springtime temperatures for Saturday. Even with some clouds and a chance of a passing shower or two, it should still get close to 60. However, chilly air will be arriving again by Saturday night and the cold winds of winter will be blowing again.

Sunday’s high will be 15-20 degrees lower; only about 40-45.  Monday will be even colder, generally in the 30’s. The normal high should be around 52.

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What’s worse is there are indications of a classic coastal nor’easter taking shape on Tuesday.  The track has yet to be determined but it’s obvious this is going to develop into a very powerful system.

The National Weather Service went as far as calling it a “Nor’easter bomb.”  A “bomb” is used to signify a system in which low-pressure centers deepen drastically.

According to the NWS warning:

“The east-coast cyclone has the potential to produce late-season heavy snowfall over a wide swath of real estate from Virginia to New England; that is a generality at this point. Much remains in terms of refining the forecast state by state. Another high-impact factor will be the powerful winds generated by this sprawling, intense circulation, along with high seas, beach battery, coastal flooding, and so forth. Again, at this point, such sensible weather effects are simply attendant to the potential of such a storm.”

Euro Model

This is the euro’s depiction of what the weather map will look like next Tuesday night. Temperatures will be way below normal with a monster storm a couple hundred miles southeast of NYC.

Weather maps currently say it will be just far enough offshore to spare us the worst. Keep your fingers crossed otherwise we would have
quite a hefty March snowstorm.

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As of now though, we’ll at least call for our area to be grazed by some snow with the highest amounts eastward across Long Island.
A slight shift closer to the coast and we’ll all be shoveling.

The storm will move away during Wednesday and by the end of the week, temperatures should begin to recover.

Let’s hope this is the last and winter finally leaves after this!

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