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'Major Winter Storm' Headed Our Way — Again

Winter Storm Pax is barreling its way through the southeast. But the "potent" system will soon be moving up the coastline — bringing another several inches of snow, ice and freezing rain to Connecticut.

Weather Channel northeast forecast for Thursday. Credit: Weather.com map screenshot
Weather Channel northeast forecast for Thursday. Credit: Weather.com map screenshot
There hasn't been a significant snowfall in the region for about a week. But that good weather-y luck is about to change.

Over the next several hours, Winter Storm Pax is set to bluster its way through the mid-Atlantic and southeast — leaving in its wake a dangerous wintry mix across several states.

'Potent Coastal Storm'

But meteorologists don't think that Pax will get peaceful any time soon. Instead, forecasters predict the storm system will move up the coast, and dump another several inches of snow, sleet and freezing rain on the northeast.

The National Weather Service has already issued a winter storm watch for as far north as Philadelphia and southwestern New Jersey, alerting residents there to prepare for a "potent coastal storm" that will beginning delivering up to 8 inches or more of snow and ice to the area Wednesday night.

'Significant Accumulating Snow'

And the Weather Channel reports "late Wednesday into Thursday, low pressure will slide up near or off the East Coast."

"There is a potential for significant accumulating snow in the Northeast, including the I-95 urban corridor from Washington to Boston, from late Wednesday through Thursday or early Friday," Weather Channel forecasters state in their online winter storm report.

'Swath of Heavy Snow'

And Accuweather.com forecasts the "major winter storm" will bring with it a "swath of heavy snow" to "northern New Jersey, southeastern New York and central New England" starting Wednesday night.

How much snow and/or ice will we get here in Connecticut? The verdict is still out. But it does seem certain that another significant snowfall is slowly working its way north.


Bethel Patcher February 12, 2014 at 01:45 PM
Gas for generator, check. Gas for snow blower, check. Wood for fireplace, check. Food to eat, check. Okay, I'm good.
Gerald M. Gaynor February 12, 2014 at 02:39 PM
After the last couple of years here in balmy Monroe who hasn't learned enough to be prepared for a winter storm?
warren blum February 12, 2014 at 02:47 PM
one must find a state with the least amount of aggravations for ones particular lifestyle. thats why there are 50 states to choose from and thats why i left the pinko cold high expense crappy lifestyle of vt. hope this storm destroys the place.
Gerald M. Gaynor February 12, 2014 at 02:56 PM
Sorry Warren, no amount of bombast from a guy who embraces a state crazy enough to have Democrats in charge of both Houses of its Legislative Branch as well as the Governor's mansion is going huff and puff and bring down the wonderfully diverse and contrarian State of Vermont. At least you've got that whole Flatlander thing down pat. Were you asked to leave?
warren blum February 12, 2014 at 06:20 PM
lololol retired and got out. out west 68* today and dry love it and very little living expense. screw new england and im a boston boy removed yrs ago via miami. i cant stand the left wingers in new england. they get what they deserve. a lot of good people in vt but they are outvoted by the trustfunders.

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