Three days ago, we asked: Is A Major Winter Blast Coming To The East Coast This Christmas? Despite all the chatter from global warming alarmists this year, there is a chance, some in the Northeast could experience a white Christmas.
Ed Vallee, a private weather forecaster based in Connecticut, reports merging storms will spread snow, rain, and mixed conditions from the central Appalachians to New England. The system will start on Sunday night and continue into Monday. Snow totals are forecasted to bring 2-8″ for parts of the Northeast (shown below).
Vallee discusses the risks associated with the storm, along with more details into the timing of this system.
AccuWeather Senior Meteorologist Brett Anderson, confirms Vallee’s forecast and said, there will be “enough snow to shovel and plow is likely from western and northern Pennsylvania and southern Ontario to Maine, New Brunswick, and Nova Scotia.”
Here are the highways that could be heavily impacted by the storm include Interstate 70, I-76, I-78, I-80, I-81, I-84, I-86, I-87, I-88, I-89, I-90, I-91, I-93, I-95, and I-390. AccuWeather’s team expects delays at airports in Pittsburgh, New York City, and Boston.
Also, the National Weather Service has issued a deluge of winter weather advisories and warnings for the Northeast (as of 12-24).
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) provides an animated Gif depicting the trajectory of the system with the different types of precipitation probabilities.
Accuweather sheds more color on the storm:
From just north and east of Philadelphia to New York City, Providence, Rhode Island, and New Bedford, Massachusetts, just enough snow may fall to cover the ground, just in time for a White Christmas.
Farther south and west from Atlantic City, New Jersey to Baltimore and Salisbury, Maryland, and Washington, D.C., little or no snow is likely. Little or no rain may fall as well due to a gap in the storm.
Winter weather for the Northeast comes at no surprise considering the La Niña reading on the Oceanic Niño Index (ONI). La Niña conditions formed last month, indicating the Northern Hemisphere could be due for an abundance of winter weather (See: She’s Back! La Niña Is Here For The Second Consecutive Year).
BAMWX.com notes, the pattern is about to change in a huge way and it may begin on Christmas eve! Accumulating snow is on the table between Dec 24th-Jan 5th in a big way.
Obviously, if the winter blast does erupt, it is a perfect excuse for lagging spending, despite consumer sentiment at lofty levels.
Let’s just hope, the weather models above are as bad as Dennis Gartman’s market forecasts.