A significant snow event is being forecast for the northeast on Friday and Saturday.  Dubbed Nemo by the Weather Channel (note the National Weather Service frowns on naming winter storms).  Two systems may converge on the northeast and dump more than two feet of snow on the hardest hit areas.

UPDATE 2/8/13 7:00AM

The National Weather Service in Binghamton has updated their heavy snow arrival predictions.  Late afternoon is when we'll start to see the accumulations begin.  We are still forecast to receive 6-10 inches of snow from this system.

NWS Binghamton/NOAA

UPDATE 2/7/13 4:45PM

The winter storm warning has been updated for Eastern New York and the Capitol District.  The Albany area may get 10 to 16 inches of accumulation.

Blizzard Warnings are now in effect for New York City, suburbs and Long Island for 10-16 inches of snow.  Counties in New York under the blizzard warning include: Bronx, Kings, New York, Queens, Richmond, Nassau, Suffolk and Southern Westchester.


The entire states of Connecticut and Rhode Island and all of Eastern Massachusetts have been upgraded to a blizzard warning.  Snowfall estimates remain as high as two feet.

UPDATE 2/7/13 9:55AM

Oneida, Madison and Onondoga counties have been upgraded to at Winter Storm Warning.  The snowfall prediction of 8 to 12 inches by early Saturday remains the same.

2/6/13 10:00PM

All of Upstate New York, Vermont, Connecticut are under a Winter Storm Watch as of Wednesday night, while portions of Rhode Island, around Providence and Boston, Massachusetts, are under a blizzard watch.

Areas of Upstate New York including Buffalo, Rochester are forecast for 6 to 11 inches.

Central New York including Syracuse, Utica and Binghamton may see 8 to 12 inches.

Accumulation possiblites grow to the east as Albany and the Capitol District is forecast to see more than 9 inches of heavy snow with snowfall rates greater than an inch per hour

In the blizzard watch areas around Boston, the snow may pile to 24 inches or two feet.

While the storm could be very serious, the mayor of Danbury, Connecticut, is using a great hashtag on Twitter: #snowtoriousBIGII, a take off of another storm a few winters back.


Let's hope the humor puts this potentially major storm on peoples' radar.