Bombogenesis Nor'easter

Submitted by ub on Fri, 03/02/2018 - 01:12

Northeastern US is expected to get slammed with another old-fashioned nor'easter over the next few days.

Last time this happened it could have killed me, as the outer wall of the penthouse apartment balcony above my private patio slammed into the pavement as I was about to remove a plastic container tumbling around the concrete floor. The time before that, the upstairs apartment window broke while no one was living there and water saturated the floor while droplets formed on my ceiling, so I had to call FDNY to bust the door down. Are you wondering if I live in a condo of misfits, or are they, clowns? Maybe both, but needless to say, I don't like these weather conditions.

The rain and high winds are expected to last throughout Friday, with three inches pouring down on the area, including heavy, wet snow entering the mix as temperatures drop into the 30s.

A large and cold weather system is slowly moving south along the west coast will bring heavy rains to the lower elevations, with potential for flash flooding and debris flows, especially over burn scars; and several additional feet of snow in the mountains. A significant coastal storm will bring wet, heavy snow; strong, gusty winds; coastal and inland flooding to the Middle Atlantic and Northeast.

The National Weather Service has also issued a high-wind watch and is projecting storm-force gusts of up to 70 miles per hour along the city’s waterways and coasts, as well as a coastal flood advisory for the entire region.

The rapidly intensifying storm is the product of “bombogenesis,” which occurs when a “midlatitude cyclone rapidly intensifies” and quickly drops in atmospheric pressure, according to the National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration.

You know what they say about March rolling in like a lion. So batten down the hatches, stock your home with plenty of food, some beer, grab a book, a heavy blanket to snuggle up with.

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The National Weather Service has issued the following:
High Wind Warning in NYC from 11:00 AM Friday, 3/2 to 6:00 AM Saturday, 3/3
Hazards: Sustained winds of 25-40 mph & gusts up to 60 mph. Winds at these speeds can turn unsecured objects into projectiles and cause power outages.
If you have a disability or access needs, or use Life Sustaining Equipment (LSE) and need immediate assistance, dial 911.