What?! There's a nor'easter coming?! WHAT?? We're only getting a dusting?! LAME SAUCE!
Indeed. That's what I say!
There is, in fact, a nor'easter tonight. As of Wednesday night, the same areas battered by Sandy are feeling this storm's impact with heavy snow, rain, and high wind gusts over 50 mph for many areas.
For us? Well, it's just too far away to really impact us in any exciting way. Snow will be light in southern VT and far southern NH tonight through about 3am Thursday morning. Light snow showers or flurries could occur as far north as about Stowe or Burke mountain, but don't expect much accumulation. We've had to knock back snow totals even more as the storm is just too far away for us to receive much moisture. (see photo, left).
On a side note, you may hear this storm referred to as Athena by the Weather Channel, or NBC stations. If you read meteorologist Steve Glazier's blog several weeks ago (click to read), we would like to remind you that naming winter storms is NOT a widely accepted practice in the meteorological community. So, we at Fox44 and ABC22 will NOT be calling this storm by the name Athena. In fact, most meteorologists and media will not be calling winter storms by these names that the Wx Channel and NBC has decided on. (again, read the blog for more).