New England Blizzard May Be 'Historic,' 'A Real Nightmare,' How To Get The Latest

Kim LaCapria

A New England blizzard is headed for the Eastern Seaboard this weekend (an area still not really fully recovered from the ravages of Sandy in October and November), and another convergence of storms like the one that preceded Sandy is being predicted for the recently walloped region.

The "classic Nor'easter" set to slam the region beginning Friday has areas on alert to prepare for the coming New England blizzard. Several states are expecting snowfall and other weather annoyances, and users are taking to Twitter ahead of the storm to share information about the coming bad weather.

During the course of the New England blizzard, most affected regions are slated to get 18 to 24 inches of snow, but NPR indicates also that previous estimates are believed to have been on the low side and reports:

" 'Friday afternoon is gonna be a real nightmare,' across much of Massachusetts and parts north of there, meteorologist Mark Rosenthal tells our friends at WBUR in Boston. 'Snow's gonna be falling at a pretty good clip, the winds are gonna be picking up from the Northeast at 30 to 50 miles per hour, and the worst part of the storm, I believe, will be Friday night through much of Saturday.' "
"Since you went to bed last night a few things have changed in the forecast, but if you were hoping the storm would go out to sea, that isn't going to happen. There is still conflicting information on the exact track of the storm. A wobble closer or further to the coast would ultimately change accumulations by big numbers, but it's still going to be a big storm."

The agency adds that the "Nor'easter-type storm system will bring strong winds and heavy snow to the region," saying "Eastern New England will see the greatest effects, and a Blizzard Watch has been issued for Boston and surrounding areas."

Not everyone is worried about the coming New England blizzard. US News And World Report quotes Christopher Kitchin, inside operations manager at Nashoba Valley Ski Area in Westford in Massachusetts. He says the ski destination is fully prepared for some weekend action:

"We'll be here with bells on ... People are getting excited. They want to get out in the snow and go snow-tubing, skiing and snowboarding."

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