The news is that a major winter storm, which the Weather Channel has dubbed Stella, is going to produce a major blizzard and snow dump for the northeast USA including the New York area. Southern Ontario will also get the brunt of it! Meanwhile, out on the Canadian prairie it’s been freaking cold the past few days!
When is winter going to be over? Aaargh!
Meanwhile in other weather news, today it was sunny and 84 C in Las Vegas, sunny and 31 C in Phoenix, sunny and 28 C in Cancun and sunny and 30 C in Havana. I guess some people don’t need to put up with winter.
Update (Monday): here is the latest forecast about the big blizzard. The biggest snow dump is happening Tuesday in the Northeast. Incidentally, it is probably now too late to escape to any of the warm places I just mentioned, because there have been thousands of flight cancellations.
Well, for folks out there who are cursing over having to shovel the snow, keep in mind it could be worse: you could be living in Boston, which got whacked by another blizzard again this weekend. Round Two, as they say. This really is ridiculous.
In other news, our area got hit by the snow yesterday and people were freaking out over nine-to-15 centimetres of snow. Road conditions were bad all over.
Folks in New England are no doubt laughing. “You got nine centimetres? Well, we got two feet! Again!!”
Yes, indeed, the Blizzard of 2015 has started and it looks like the Boston area will be receiving the brunt of it, as the Boston TV anchors and reporters keep on reminding us.
Live coverage from 7 News Boston here. Live coverage from New York here. Coverage from CNN here. And of course, Weather Channel coverage here.
Tuesday is meant to be the big day when the big Blizzard of 2015 is meant to bury the Northeast. The Boston TV stations on our local cable TV are already going nuts, but New York is also going to be hit as are locales in between.
The forecasters say this could be historic. But TV weather people in the Northeast are infamous for predicting and hyping up winter storms that don’t measure up in the end.
To ensure the disbelieving masses get the message, New York mayor Bill de Blasio held a news conference Sunday where he was sounding the alarm bells and telling people this could be a storm “the likes of which we’ve never seen before.”
So have fun digging out, New York. After watching the Miss Universe pageant on TV, I will bet a lot of you are wishing you were in south Florida right now.
A lot of people are comparing what could happen to the Blizzard of ’96. I remember that one well, because I was interning at CTV News at the time and saw all the live feeds of the snow completely blanketing New York City. A friend of mine did her TV internship in New York at the same time, and she told me later about the fun time she had covering the blizzard. We’ll see whether this 2015 storm will top it.
Personally, my favorite snowstorm of all time was the infamous one I lived through in Toronto — infamous because to clear all the snow the mayor called in the army.
I wonder if de Blasio will have to resort to the army as a last resort in New York. If so, everyone in Canada will ridicule him, so he had better not.
Around my area, we have no snowstorms to speak of. The weather has been unusually mild, welcome relief from the minus 30 we usually get in January. And we get snow — but two to three feet?! I will say this for life on the prairies — it gets cold, but we rarely see snowstorms like this one about to hit the Northeast USA.
For coverage from the Weather Channel, see here. And that is all for now.
Yes, on the same day Greg Johnson the Tornado Hunter is in the Battlefords to speak to the agrologists convention, we are getting pounded by a blizzard.
Travel not recommended warnings are on most of the area highways — in fact, some of them have even been closed down completely. The roads just in the city and town limits are a nightmare.
Saskatchewan may be the place to be, with a great economy and so on, but we have the worst weather in Canada: cold and snow in the long winter, and tornadoes during the summer. Why we are stupid enough to put up with it, I don’t know. Maybe it’s because we love the Riders too much to leave. I have no idea.
Might I add, it is now spring. Bwahahahaha! I find that funny.
After several days covering news I am enjoying a much-needed break. So what do I spend my day off doing? Watching the NEWS. It figures.
I have been watching live continuing coverage of the blizzard hitting Boston and the Northeast tonight. It is expected two feet of snow are going to blanket Boston and bury all the vehicles down there. Gov. Deval Patrick declared a state of emergency that actually ordered all the vehicles off the roads by 4pm today.
We get a number of TV cable channels from the Boston area, so instead of watching regular scheduled programming, we are getting live news coverage of snow. As if we haven’t seen enough of that already around where I live.
Those looking for live streams can go to CBS 4, WCVB, WHDH 7 and Fox 25. Right now on FOX 25 a reporter is out there in the blizzard, getting blown around. These Boston news people are acting like hurricane reporters.
There’s also a live stream going at the Weather Channel, who have named this storm “Nemo.” I think Boston folks have some different names they want to call this storm, most of them unprintable.