26 January 2011

New York: A Whipping of Snow, Ice, and Freezing Temperatures


Is this like the plague of Hail?

A friend who lives in Boro Park, Brooklyn, said she felt the weather reminded her of the 'makkoh of hail from Mitzrayim'. While in Egypt another type of storm is simultaneously disrupting life on the Nile. The Presidents wife and son have fled to safety.

The sixth winter storm.....This is on top of the already over a foot of snow, still piled up high on many streets. Mayor Bloomberg has just declared a Weather Emergency:"The public is urged to avoid all unnecessary driving for the duration of the storm."

Boro Park 13th Avenue near 41st Street
(photo credit: ShiaHD of VosizNeias)

This is an accuweather report from their website:

LOW PRESSURE WILL APPROACH TODAY AND PASS ABOUT 150 MILES SOUTHEAST OF MONTAUK POINT TONIGHT. THE RESULTING SURGE FROM THE STORM WILL BUILD TONIGHT WITH TIDAL STATIONS APPROACHING MINOR COASTAL FLOODING THRESHOLDS LATE TONIGHT...AND A FEW LOCATIONS POSSIBLY JUST TOUCHING THESE THRESHOLDS. THIS WOULD OCCUR BETWEEN ROUGHLY 2 AM TO 3 AM TONIGHT ACROSS THE SOUTH SHORE BACK BAYS OF LONG ISLAND AND COASTAL SECTIONS OF NEW YORK CITY AND NORTHEAST NEW JERSEY. ACROSS EASTERN LONG ISLAND SOUND...THIS WOULD OCCUR ROUGHLY BETWEEN 3:30 AM TO 4:30 AM...AND THEN FROM 4:30 AM TO 5:30 AM ACROSS WESTERN LONG ISLAND SOUND.


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