East Coast Preps for Blizzard

By AlpineZone News |
Jan 26 2015 - 10:21 AM

Well skiers, we all love snow and we are about to get dumped on. While it would be great if the track were a bit north, we can still look forward to some great incoming snow in the southern NH / Maine / and VT areas.

Maybe the place to be will be Ski Sundown in Connecticut.

2015 blizzard snow mapHere is the official Blizzard Warning from NOAA.

Crippling and potentially historic blizzard to impact the area from late today into Tuesday.

Blizzard Warning remains in effect from 1 pm this afternoon to midnight EST Tuesday night.

  • Locations: New York City and surrounding immediate suburbs. Long Island, and most of southern Connecticut.
  • Hazard types: Heavy snow and blowing snow, with blizzard conditions.
  • Accumulations: snow accumulation of 18 to 24 inches, with locally higher amounts possible. Snowfall rates of 2 to 4 inches per hour expected late tonight into Tuesday morning.
  • Winds: north 20 to 30 mph with gusts 45 to 55 mph, strongest across eastern Long Island.
  • Visibilities: one quarter mile or less at times.
  • Temperatures: in the lower 20s.
  • Timing: light snow will begin this morning, with accumulations of 1 to 3 inches possible by sunset. Snow will pick up in intensity Monday evening, with the heaviest snow and strongest winds from about midnight into Tuesday afternoon.
  • Impacts: Life-threatening conditions and extremely dangerous travel due to heavy snowfall and strong winds, with Whiteout conditions. Many roads may become impassable. Strong winds may down power lines and tree limbs.

As skiers, we always want to rush off into the snow, but please be safe out there. This is a huge amount of snowfall and if you aren’t staged at your location, you probably will want to consider waiting for roads to be cleared rather than drive through the white out conditions.

Be safe out there and let us know if you are planning on hitting the slopes to take advantage of this snow and where you will be!

Join our discussion in the forums as well on this epic storm!