'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 New York.

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 Westchester? The verdict is still out. But it does seem certain that another significant snowfall is slowly working its way north.

smellypants February 11, 2014 at 11:10 AM
Once again, if anyone still believes in global warming they should have their head examined. The weather is clearly getting colder...not just this winter but last two full years.
dita von struedel van trappyodel February 11, 2014 at 11:16 AM
Its funny, when we get four or five 90+ degree days in July the global warming freaks come out in force and point to proof positive the earth is warming. How about two full months of below average temps? Where are you nuts now?
KD Q February 11, 2014 at 11:30 AM
I'm keeping my fingers crossed for a good 10 inch dump
New York Patriot February 11, 2014 at 11:50 AM
Somebody tell the new owners of Patch, private equity firm Hale Global, that Patch is only relevant if it stays hyper-local. We will get our weather and sports elsewhere.
New York Patriot February 11, 2014 at 11:51 AM
KD Q: Did you read that post before you clicked "post comment"?
dita von struedel van trappyodel February 11, 2014 at 11:52 AM
Yeah KD, hope you feel better after the big dump.
KD Q February 11, 2014 at 02:29 PM
Usually I just gander thru the brain infarctions like you peeps post and hope for the best. Gotta stock up on the milk & bread newbs
dita von struedel van trappyodel February 11, 2014 at 03:10 PM
Make sure to stock up on lots of fibre.
Christopher Cavanaugh February 11, 2014 at 05:31 PM
why it cold when supposed to be warm, dunno, cause atmosphere like a balloon, push one way, air go the other. hot pacific air up, cold arctic air down. get it, yup. like rush? nope.
smellypants February 11, 2014 at 05:48 PM
Yeah Christopher but why is it ALWAYS cold here? In your theory ( if I'm following your slang) then things should even out over time. Is it always warm in the pacific thus pushing arctic air down? You are wrong, wrong, wrong.... the earth is clearly cooling down.
Christopher Cavanaugh February 11, 2014 at 08:29 PM
Earth's average temperature rose 1.56 degrees F over the last hundred years. You might want to debate why, but there's no debate that it is true. 1.56 may not seem like much, but its enough to reduce the polar ice cap 20% since 1979. The extremes we see are the result of warmer ocean temps and warmer air, pushing up, cooling, rewarming, etc. Big swings in the jet stream. We are currently caught in a cold dip of the stream, while Alaska has record warm temps. It is not the temp in one place or another, but the average overall temperature that we have to be concerned about. Its not always cold here. Two years ago we had a record warm winter, but that proved nothing either.
Teleman February 11, 2014 at 09:09 PM
According to AlGore, we should have all been dead and burned by the big yellow thing in the sky by now. What a bunch of dingbats.
smellypants February 11, 2014 at 11:10 PM
Teleman, you are so right. The only hot air around is that fat windbag. Christopher - you are just flat out wrong. Where were they taking those temperatures.... not around here, that's for sure. Whenever we get a few days of hot temps in the summer you guys say its global warming. Yet we have an unbelievably cold two years running and its some kind of "temporary aberration". No wonder global warming is now recognized for the hoax it is.
Teleman February 12, 2014 at 09:25 AM
The earth is approxiimately 4.5 billion years old. To look at a span of a mere 100 years and make these assumptions is ludacris. Scientists look back over those 4.5 billion years and see a myriad of heating and cooling cycles. Did you know there was a time where oxygen was toxic to living organisms on earth? Somehow through evolution and adaptation, it all works out. Even if these cycles were man made, the earth will evolve and adapt- everything we create is made of materials earth provides us.
Donald Diamond February 12, 2014 at 09:41 AM
The coming of a Northeaster should remind everyone that the cell phone and cable companies have no electric back for their operations. This means that cell phones will not work to obtain help in an emergency when down wires will disrupt phone and internet availability... Residents in Northern Westchester will be unable to get help if there is need to fight a fire or get responders for a medical emergency. This is a good time for everyone to focus on the threat to their safety. Raise your voice get your Town, County and State governments to consider public safety. Do not wait for death or fire to get these utilities to install backup electric power.
jo February 12, 2014 at 10:24 AM
lol... its called Mother Nature doing Her thing..
Rose Rowland February 12, 2014 at 05:26 PM
Any updates since 10:51 am this morning? Ashley?
New York Patriot February 12, 2014 at 07:07 PM
This is one of many reasons the Constitution affords us all the right to bear arms. There are times and places and situations where help may be unavailable and we may need to protect ourselves or our families. Uh, oh....here come the global warming sheeple to beat me up. Another reason to have a gun.
New York Patriot February 12, 2014 at 07:08 PM
And Patch....STOP with the sports and weather. We have reliable sources for that stuff.


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