Recovery In The Northeast, NYC Marathon Canceled
Snow In Northern MN For Deer Opener
Happy Saturday everyone, and happy Minnesota deer hunting opener! Thanks to my friend Brianna Netter for this photo from northern Minnesota, getting ready for the hunt! For those “up north” today, trying to catch their prize, there will be some scattered flurries with temperature hovering around 40 under cloudy skies.
Our SnowCast shows the possibility of an inch across mainly northwestern Minnesota through Sunday morning. Areas in North Dakota, however, could pick up up to 4″ of snow this weekend.
Recovery in the Northeast
Image via the AP/Youtube
Tempers are starting to flare in portions of the northeast as gas stations are running out of fuel needed to help keep generators running and the transportation industry slowly gets going. From WABC-TV:
“There’s plenty of gasoline in the Northeast – just not at gas stations. In parts of New York and New Jersey, drivers face another day of lining up for hours at gas stations struggling to stay supplied. AAA estimates that 60 percent of the stations in New Jersey are shut, with the figure as high as 70 percent on Long Island. Relief is slowly on the way. Ports and terminals in Connecticut, Rhode Island and Pennsylvania are open and portions of two key pipelines are expected to re-open today. And Kloza — who suspects part of the long lines stem from panic-buying — says any price rise should be short-term.”
Meanwhile, critism from residents as well as some runners has led Mayor Bloomberg and the New York Road Runners to cancel Sunday’s running of the NYC Marathon. They released the following statement (read more from ESPN):
“The marathon has always brought our city together and inspired us with stories of courage and determination. We would not want a cloud to hang over the race or its participants, and so we have decided to cancel it. We cannot allow a controversy over an athletic event — even one as meaningful as this — to distract attention away from all the critically important work that is being done to recover from the storm and get our city back on track. The New York Road Runners will have additional information in the days ahead for participants.”
Temperatures will remain below normal today for recovery efforts, however we should see fairly nice weather conditions throughout the weekend.
The next concern for the northeast, however, will be the possibility of a Nor’Easter next week.
While the 12z GFS (top image) now has a system not affecting the northeast, the 12z Euro (bottom image) still has a strong system moving into the Maryland/Delaware area next Thursday. The system could bring heavy rain and snow to portions of the northeast if it does happen. It is still almost a week out, but bares attention. Model images via WeatherBell Models.
Election Day Forecast
The good news is that we should see fairly nice weather conditions over much of the country for Election Day. Some showers are possible over the northwest and southeast.
Daylight Saving Time Ends
Don’t forget before you go to bed Saturday Night to set your clock back one hour as Daylight Saving Time ends! It is also a great time to check your batteries in important devices like smoke and CO detectors, as well as your Weather Radio. Also remember… you’ll gain an hour of daylight in the morning but lose an hour of daylight in the evening!
Meteorologist D.J. Kayser
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