2006_02_storm.jpgEarlier in the week Gothamist was despairing that the weather had grown too boring. Not any more! The uncertain weekend forecast of light snow this weekend rapidly changed into a more certain forecast of a substantial snowstorm. The National Weather Service has issued a Blizzard Watch for tomorrow afternoon into Sunday morning. Conditions are set for a classic nor'easter to form off the coast during the day tomorrow. The counter-clockwise circulatioin of the storm will help pull Arctic air into the region. By doing so, the warm, moist air of the storm will ride up over the frigid air. If all goes well the city will see snow, snow, snow! Six to twelve inches are expected over the city and much of Long Island starting late Saturday afternoon. It will be windy as well. Expect lots of blowing and drifting snow.

The storm has the Weather Underground and CapitalWeather bloggers and commenters very excited. 200+ geeky weather comments on some posts. Awesome!

While Gothamist is excitedly anticipating a storm we will also inject one note of uncertainty. A couple of the forecast models have the nor'easter moving a bit further off the coast. If they turn out to have the more accurate forecast (which is not all that likely but we're just sayin') the current storm prediction will be a bust for the city. It would still be windy, but we won't get much snow. To be on the safe side, check out the city's Office of Emergency Management's winter weather safety tips.

Storm graphic from AccuWeather.com.