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I was updating the snow stats last night and noticed that Amarillo, Texas is under a blizzard warning. I’m thinking of the snow that the northeast has received so far or should I say lack of snow received and just thinking how crazy this snow season has been.

From The National Weather Service For Amarillo, TX

…BLIZZARD WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 6 PM THIS EVENING TO
NOON CST MONDAY…

A BLIZZARD WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 6 PM THIS EVENING TO
NOON CST MONDAY.

* WINDS AND VISIBILITY…NORTHERLY WINDS OF 30 TO 40 MPH WITH
GUSTS NEAR 60 MPH. VISIBILITIES FROM FALLING AND BLOWING SNOW
WILL LIKELY DROP TO NEAR ZERO AT TIMES.

* SNOW ACCUMULATIONS…6 TO 15 INCHES OF SNOW WITH LOCALIZED HIGHER
AMOUNTS POSSIBLE. SNOW DRIFTS OF 5 TO 10 FEET ARE LIKELY GIVEN THE
EXPECTED STRONG WINDS.

* WIND CHILLS…THE COMBINATION OF STRONG NORTH WINDS AND COLD
TEMPERATURES WILL PRODUCE WIND CHILLS AS LOW AS 10 BELOW ZERO
FOR MUCH OF THE EVENT.

* IMPACTS…TRAVEL WILL BECOME EXTREMELY HAZARDOUS…IF NOT
IMPOSSIBLE.

A blizzard warning issued for Amarillo, Texas

Record temperatures are/were being broken all over the eastern half of the United States while some of the cities to the west are and have been getting snow all season. Spokane Washington moved into second place after yesterdays update as they flew up the snow mountain the last week or so. Not so unusual for Spokane to get some good snowfall though.

What is pretty unusual is seeing cities like Albuquerque, New Mexico, Amarillo, Texas, Reno, Nevada and several other cities ahead of the northeast cities right now as far as snow totals go. They are ahead of cities such as Syracuse, New York which on average is the snowiest big city in the United states with a population of 100,000 or more. Ahead of Erie, PA, Buffalo, NY, Rochester, NY and Grand Rapids, Michigan which are some of the other snowiest big cities in the US. Crazy, Crazy, Crazy weather to say the least.

It looks like some colder air will finally be settling in sometime soon and may even stick around for awhile this time. It may be time to finally get the leaves raked up :)

Have a Great Weekend Everyone and as always – See Snow, Drive Slow.

Updated 1/27 11 AM - It looks like it was a bust for NYC as far as the snow totals go from this storm but several of the other cities are getting pounded pretty good. I’ve been talking to a couple of my nieces around the Boston area and they said it’s pretty snowy there but of course being from Syracuse they are loving it and were getting ready to bring their kids out to play in the snow for a bit.

I heard from another friend who is in the Worcester area and she said over 2 feet of snow so far and counting. If that’s the case and it’s close to the unofficial totals I am seeing then Erie, Pa, Buffalo, NY and Grand Rapids may want to start making some snowballs to fend Worcester’s challenge to the top of the snow mountain off ;) Syracuse and South Bend might as well stay out of this snowball fight and save their energy for the next storm because chances are come the next update a little later Worcester will be ahead of them.

The snow storm is still going on and expected to continue throughout the day. I’m like a little kid at Christmas waiting for the next snow stats from NOAA to be posted. I’ll get an update in when the official snow stats come out later. Stay Tuned and Stay Safe if you’re in the storms path…
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Updated 1/26 – 10 PM - Here is a latest snow totals map put out by The National Weather Service. Looks like snow totals are still way up there. Stay Safe All!

Updated 1/26 7 PM – New snow stats have been updated for all of the cities. I updated the current radar images from the National Weather Service around 4 PM. Just click on the animation for the most current radar showing where the storm is and where it is going
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Several of the snowiest cities in the national snow contest are under blizzard warnings and winter storm warnings as of this morning, Monday – 1/26/2015. I will be keeping some of the updates from the National Weather Service posted in this post as they come in. Keep in mind that this is not a news site but just a fun snow site meaning go to the pros for your current weather conditions and what is in the forecast for your area. Take this storm seriously and if you are in the blizzard warning areas you may want to stay home when it hits ;)

No doubt it will be interesting to see where NYC, Boston, Worcester, Newark and some of the other cities end up when this winter storm is done dumping snow. See below for links to information on the storm from the National Weather Service. Here are snow totals for some of the cities before the storm and what place they were in. Let’s see if they climb the snow mountain ;)

Now – Last Update

US States
 and Cities

Snowfall Totals Before Storm 1/25/14

Current Snow Totals W/Storm 1/27

14-18 Worcester, Mass

20.1

22.7

32-31 Hartford, Connecticut

14.8

16.3

45-39 Bridgeport, Connecticut

7.1

10.6

39-44 Newark, New Jersey

9.2

12.2

38-40 Boston, Mass

10.6

12.9

44-49 New York, New York (Central
Park)

5.7

11.2

41-46 Providence, Rhode Island

8.5

11.6

50-51 Philadelphia, Pa

3.1

3.5

It is looking like this storm named Juno by TWC is going to pan out with blizzard conditions being forecasted for the East Coast cities. Below you will find a few links to the current warnings and watches for different states that are being affected. I will be adding links to some good sources on this page that you can keep checking to see what it is doing in your neck of the woods and to see what warnings or watches you may be under right now and as the storm approaches your area.

NOAA Blizzard Warnings, Winter Storm Updates and Storm Alerts By States

(Constantly being updated by The National Weather Service)
Maine Storm Warnings
Massachusetts Blizzard and Storm Warnings
New Hampshire Winter Storm Updates
New Jersey Warnings
New York Storm Updates
Pennsylvania Storm Updates

Click on Radar Image for Current Radar of US and Snow Storm

Winter Storm as of Around 4:00 PM – 1/26/2015

I’ll be posting a lot more information right here as it is reported including snow totals and so on. If you have any info to share from your area please leave a comment in this post with your info and Thanks. Stay Safe All and Stay Tuned ;)

Or should that say that the snow storm Nemo will be finding the North East. There is a storm brewing and if everything turns out like they are saying this storm could be a game changer for several of the cities in the Golden Snow Globe contest.  Can Erie, Pa get enough snow to stay King of The Snow Mountain?

So far from what I have been reading and watching on the weather channel it looks like some of the cities in Massachusetts, New York, Connecticut and other states may be getting pounded pretty good. Winter storm warnings have and are being posted for a lot of the cities and I’m hearing blizzard mentioned quite a bit. It will be interesting to see which city can cash in with snow storm Nemo.  I’m guessing Worcester, Mass may move the closest to the top of the snow mountain :)

Keep in mind that if this storm does pan out, take it seriously. Jess who posted a comment can tell you how fast 3 – 4 inches of snow an hour can stop traffic dead in it’s tracks. That’s including those of us who are use to driving in heavy snow. In other words if this storm does happen, take the day off and stay off the roads.

Stay safe everyone and if you See Snow – Drive Slow, unless you’re on a sled of course. Look for updates as the numbers come in from the National Weather Service. You can check out your forecast using the link below and you can also see the warnings for your area by picking your state in the drop down under the map.  http://www.weather.gov/