Just How Much Snow Will We Get?

Thursday, February 07, 2013

Snowy day in New York City (Spencer Platt/Getty Images/Getty)

The National Weather Service has placed New York City, Long Island and Southern Westchester under a blizzard warning, in effect from 6 a.m. Friday, to 1 p.m. Saturday.

But just how much snow will the storm bring to our area? Will to storm be Snowmagedden Part Two? Initially, forecasters varied wildly in their predictions, saying New York City could either see snow, or just a wintry mix of sleet and rain.

Eric Holthaus, contributing meteorologist for the Wall Street Journal, said he preferred the European forecasting model, known as the ECMWF, to track the storm.

“That’s the one that got Sandy’s landfall right eight days ahead of time,” he said. “That model right now is showing above a foot for New York City.”

Holthaus joins WNYC’s Amy Eddings to talk about why forecasts are varying so widely for this storm, and talks about what’s likely to occur over the next two days. 

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Comments [1]

Mark Boriek

Amy Eddings,

Per the National Weater Service, it is a "SIGNIFICANT COASTAL STORM",.............not "Nemo".

I heard you say "Nemo", several times yesterday evening.

Don't believe the hype of the Weather Channel. I was a big fan of it for years until a year or two ago when they started coming up with all kinds of non-scientific schemes to pimp up the weather. Tor con index, naming winter storms, reciting stupid twitter remarks from yahoos who have nothing better to do, and then their stupid reality shows. What’s the matter with the weather itself, not interesting enough now for the facebook generation?

Kudos to your colleague, Soterios Johnson,......for not falling for the hype. He didn't utter,"Nemo", once.

Mark boriek

Feb. 08 2013 08:52 AM

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