A record-busting blizzard is currently blasting 20 U.S. states, leaving hundreds of thousands without power and sparking travel chaos.
Dangerous road conditions have been reported and state of emergencies declared as cities from DC to New York are starting to get pummeled.
Winter Storm Orlena watches and advisories are now in effect across 20 U.S. states, according to the NWS Prediction Center.
In New York, where over two feet of snow is expected, Mayor Bill de Blasio has declared a State of Emergency, restricting all non-essential travel after 6am on Monday.
Monday is expected to deliver more snow to New York City than any single storm in at least 50 years, reports the nypost.com.
The monster snowstorm — dubbed “Orlena” by the Weather Channel — is forecast to dump 24+ inches of flakes on the Big Apple between Monday and Tuesday.
“By the time most people get up tomorrow morning, it will be snowing,” Accuweather senior meteorologist Dan Pydynowski told The Post.
“The snow will be light at first, so if people are waking up at 7 a.m. tomorrow, it won’t necessarily be snowing hard, but it will be snowing.”
The heaviest snowfall will hit from mid-morning on Monday into the evening, with the potential for flakes to come down at a rate of up to 3 inches per hour.
The mix of heavy snow and gusty winds could lead to blizzard conditions, experts said.
On average, Central Park sees more than 12 inches of snow in a single storm about once every four years, according to NWS statistics — the last storm to make a run at the 1-foot mark was a recently as December, 2020 when Winter Storm Gail delivered 11 inches to Central Park.
Storms that have dumped more than 20 inches of snow are much rarer, occurring just seven times since 1869. Back in 2016, Winter Storm “Jonas” (see featured image) delivered 27.5 inches to Central Park, marking the heaviest snowfall since record-keeping began in 1869.
This monster snowstorm will be followed by a descending blast of Arctic cold, forecast by the GFS to engulf much of North America starting around Feb. 5:
Stay tuned for updates.
The COLD TIMES are returning, the mid-latitudes are REFREEZING in line with the great conjunction, historically low solar activity, cloud-nucleating Cosmic Rays, and a meridional jet stream flow (among other forcings).
Both NOAA and NASA appear to agree, if you read between the lines, with NOAA saying we’re entering a ‘full-blown’ Grand Solar Minimum in the late-2020s, and NASA seeing this upcoming solar cycle (25) as “the weakest of the past 200 years”, with the agency correlating previous solar shutdowns to prolonged periods of global cooling here.
Furthermore, we can’t ignore the slew of new scientific papers stating the immense impact The Beaufort Gyre could have on the Gulf Stream, and therefore the climate overall.
Prepare accordingly— learn the facts, relocate if need be, and grow your own.
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