Cecily Tynan, John Bolaris Agree: A Big Snowstorm Could Be Headed to Philly
Let the panic buying begin, Acme shoppers! A clipper system is headed to the Philadelphia region on Monday morning, and our local meteorologists are starting to use the s-word.
“Heads up: latest models are showing Monday’s clipper rapidly intensifies off the coast,” wrote 6 ABC meteorologist Cecily Tynan on Facebook on Saturday afternoon. “This means there is an increasing threat of heavy snow, the big question is: where? Stay tuned!”
And in response to a woman pleading for a snow day on Monday, Tynan had this to say: “A very good possibility of a snow day on Monday.”
Meanwhile, John Bolaris is going all-caps crazy over at his site, WeatherSavior.com, saying that some models are showing the possibility of a “very heavy snow threat” from Philadelphia up to New England, though Bolaris notes that, as of right now, coastal New Jersey and New York have the highest likelihood of a big hit.
Here’s Bolaris: “RIGHT NOW PLACEMENT OF THE BOMB WILL BE CRITICAL IN WHETHER PHILLY AND SURROUND SUBURBS GET THE HEAVY SNOW.”
Yes, he used the word “bomb.”
The National Weather Service as of 3:19 p.m. on Saturday: “PERIODS OF SNOW FROM SUNDAY NIGHT THROUGH THURSDAY MAY ACCUMULATE SEVERAL INCHES…”
The Weather Channel is calling for just one to three inches in Philadelphia on Monday but another five to eight by Tuesday, while Weather Underground just raised their outlook for Monday from three to five inches to eight to twelve inches, with another five to eight on Tuesday.
So, basically, no one has a clue what the heck is going to happen, but it is almost certainly going to snow. Probably.