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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.


Eric S February 11, 2014 at 10:01 AM
Sherrie...they get news in NJ. Yes, I know we'd like to pretend the place doesn't exist but we are dealing with an unfortunate reality, NJ is here and it's here to stay. There was an attempt to give it to North Korea, we even tossed in Philly as a sweetener, but Lil' Kim didn't take the bait. Hey, but at least Dennis Rodman was gone for a little while.
Concerned February 11, 2014 at 10:15 AM
@Richard, WFSB started naming storms that affected CT over 40 years ago and had no interest in following the Weather Channel when they started doing it last winter.
REVMAN February 11, 2014 at 10:18 AM
I have had names for storms for years-1. a milk storm 2. a milk & bread storm 3. a milk, bread, and beer 4. WOW! stock up and 5. Where is Al Gore today storm.
Gerald M. Gaynor February 11, 2014 at 10:22 AM
My friends in San Diego call our winter weather events French Toast Days. They wonder why folks in Connecticut only seem to buy milk, bread and eggs when the snow is coming...
Roy Downey February 11, 2014 at 10:36 AM
It's a win-win for the grocery stores to move the perishables...
Semmas February 11, 2014 at 10:37 AM
I don't even get the Weather Channel anymore with DirecTV. I get something called Weather Nation but it looks the same as The Weather Channel. I have no idea what's up with that.
Roy Downey February 11, 2014 at 10:38 AM
So I guess Snowmageddon and Snowpocalypse won't be used again anytime soon?
Jack Everett February 11, 2014 at 10:55 AM
These people they want us to rely on act like children naming storms and sensationalizing every event.
Cindy Halpern February 11, 2014 at 11:02 AM
Spring, hurry up!
Creeky February 11, 2014 at 11:20 AM
Roy, I don't think snowarrhea has been used yet.
Hollywood2 February 11, 2014 at 12:20 PM
Over 300,000 million affected by the storm. Over 100,000 million without power for weeks. Major highways closed. Shortage of Milk, Velveeta and Wonder Bread. Don't cook with charcoal grills in your living room. Fill the bathtub. Pipes will freeze. Schools will be closed. Although here will Saturday mail delivery. ATM's will be down. Buy rabbit ears, no cable.
Hollywood2 February 11, 2014 at 12:22 PM
Oh, fill up your gas tank. But don't sleep in the car with the car running overnight in the garage.
warren blum February 11, 2014 at 12:42 PM
i hate vermont.
JP February 11, 2014 at 01:29 PM
I have never understood the crazy "run-for-your-life-to-a-grocery-store" mentality that took hold in CT about a decade or more ago. It coincided with all the stupid local newscasts treating every forecast of few inches as the next snowstorm of the century. When we got an actual storm of the century last year, 3 feet of snow, I was stuck in my house for 3 days -- and I didn't go to the store beforehand. Who doesn't keep enough food in their house for 2 or 3 days?
Gerald M. Gaynor February 11, 2014 at 01:39 PM
Why hate Vermont? Just because what Connecticut folks consider to be a MAJOR WINTER STORM EVENT! is accurately described as just another Thursday in winter?
Semmas February 11, 2014 at 01:40 PM
Absolutely right JP. I always wondered the same thing myself.
warren blum February 11, 2014 at 02:00 PM
i say this sarcastically as vermont is one step below alaska for climate. lived there and got out.
brutus February 11, 2014 at 03:09 PM
it's winter. it snows. and I like it that way.
Hollywood2 February 11, 2014 at 03:26 PM
Why do you think Vermont has one of the highest addiction rates to Heroin? Snow. Cold, and nothing to do.
Hollywood2 February 11, 2014 at 03:41 PM
This will be an historical event with Catastrophic conditions. 30-50ft storm surge. Whiteout conditions Be afraid. Very afraid. There is no where to go! This is the big one? (that's what she said)
Gerald M. Gaynor February 11, 2014 at 04:50 PM
Warren, I live in Stowe as well as Monroe and I can't wait to leave this state and its politicians behind. Connecticut weather is the least of our problems. I guess Hollywood shares your Flatlander bias...
Gerald M. Gaynor February 11, 2014 at 05:03 PM
In California, there are over 5.5 million men and women who could be classified as binge drinkers. Based on per capita data, the state of Hawaii has the largest number of crystal meth users in the country. Although national figures are on the decline, the number of deaths related to cocaine addiction and cocaine abuse in Texas rose from 223 in 1992 to over 800 in 2009. More than 10.5% of all high school students in Kansas reported having been drunk or high at least once during the school day. Heroin addiction recently supplanted crack cocaine addiction as the number one drug problem in the state of Connecticut Florida is home to a predominant number of prescription drug addicts – perhaps because the state is responsible for almost half of the illegal sale of prescription painkillers in the entire United States. In Maryland, the city of Baltimore is home to a near epidemic of heroin addiction. There are more heroin addiction cases in and heroin-related crime in this city than anywhere else in the United States. With the rise of prescription drug addiction in Massachusetts, there have also been a rise in pharmacy break-ins. This is not uncommon, as individuals suffering from Vicodin addiction or OxyContin addiction will often do anything to obtain more of the drug – including engage in criminal behavior. Statistics from the Iowa Department of Corrections found that crystal meth addiction related offenses were responsible for 62% of new prison admissions since 2004.
Fred February 11, 2014 at 05:13 PM
Hollywood2 you are too funny. State employees can stay home with the school kids and do nothing. But private sector employees have to report to work. Lest we not forget that during the catastrophic event that TV personalities are commanded into work to risk life and limb so we can see live shots of snow. They must really believe that we sit all day and watch their "live shots" of snow. Oddly, I traveled to Western New York on a day where the weather would have shut down the State of Connecticut and there, they just buttoned their coats and went about their day as if nothing was going on.
Jason Silver February 11, 2014 at 06:05 PM
Another major storm on it's way. Please Obama, Gore, and the Gullible Progressives, tell me more about Global Warming.
Semmas February 11, 2014 at 06:51 PM
Oh don't you know - they changed it from "Global Warming" to "Climate Change". That way they're covered whether it's really steaming hot outside or frigid cold. lol
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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