The title of a recently released CBS News article is “FRIGID temperatures put Midwest in DEEP FREEZE, Northeast gets snow” (Web-site/URL: http://www.cbsnews.com/news/frigid-temperatures-put-midwest-in-deep-freeze-while-northeast-waits-for-snow/).
“An Arctic air mass in the central part of the United States is sending temperatures PLUMMETING while a storm system off the Northeast coast will bring heavy snow to parts of New England through early Monday (December 30, 2013), according to the National Weather Service”.
“And for New Year’s Eve (December 31 2013), Danielle Niles, a meteorologist for CBS‘s Boston station, WBZ, says expect a COLD beginning to 2014″. “The issue is going to be THE WIND. It’ll kick up behind a cold front Tuesday evening (December 31, 2013), GUSTING TO 30 mph at times Tuesday night (December 31, 2013). Skies will be mostly clear, but wind chill values will be FRIGID“.
“Utility companies in Maine and Vermont were bracing for more outages, with forecasters predicting a band of heavy, wet snow that could dump 10 or more inches in some areas. About 4,700 customers remained without power on Sunday (December 29, 2013)”.
“Bangor Hydro Electric spokeswoman Susan Faloon noted that many of those remaining outages affect customers who have been without power for nearly A WEEK“. “On any other day, that number might not seem quite so worrisome, but people are cold, tired and FRUSTRATED“, with the latter of course being a fundamental characteristic of “Difficult People” (Web-site/URL: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NgnAY_eXYbI). “And now, we have this storm looming over us“, adding insult to injury.
“Tom Hawley, meteorologist with the National Weather Service at Gray, Maine, said the New Hampshire seacoast will see mostly rain, with interior areas expected to get 2 to 4 inches” of SNOW.
Finally, “Hawley said Concord, N.H. and southern Vermont could 4 to 6 inches”. “It’s going to be a HEAVY, STICKY, WET snow. It could create some more POWER OUTAGES“, which is exactly what people in these areas DON’T need any more of.
So, it looks it will be a white NEW YEAR for many.