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February 7th, 2013
07:54 AM ET

Blizzard warning for Northeast as storm threatens to dump up to two feet of snow – Indra Petersons reports

Brace yourselves, bundle up, and buy a shovel: This is going to be a big one. At this moment, a blizzard watch is in effect for New England. A storm is headed that way and could be historic. This is expected to drop more than two feet of snow in some places, and it all starts tomorrow.

Meteorologist Indra Petersons is tracking this mess for "Early Start" from the CNN Weather center in Atlanta. She says the snowfall in Boston could rival its worst blizzard back in 2003, when the city had 27 1/2 inches.

It all comes down to two storms coming together.

"We're going to watch this instability produce heavy showers even through Atlanta today. We're going to see a low form, start to be kind of a rain and wind event as it moves across or north on the Eastern Seaboard. And then, notice, the other storm system. Now, watch as these two merge together. Again, once they merge, it's all about the positioning, not only of the low itself but where the freezing line is all these factors will determine how much snow we will have in each area," Petersons says.

A blizzard warning has been issued for Boston, Rhode Island and Connecticut. There are also winter storm watches through most of New England. Depending on that position in the freezing line, Petersons says the amount of snow could vary.

WEIGH IN: Are you looking forward to the storm, or looking forward to hiding from it?

Filed under: Severe weather
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  1. Alan S.

    I just saw Indra Petersons giving a weather report. I wondered where she went off too. She was highly popular in LA on KABC7 maybe to popular! She might have ruffled some feathers and some of the Egos of the Male weather reporters were hurt.Boo Hoo I glad to see her on CNN. She is very qualified and has a fantastic, funny personality plus she is very Pretty too!!

    February 10, 2013 at 8:40 am | Reply
  2. Phyllis

    I heard a comment today about Long Islanders not heeding the blizzard warning and continuing to drive while it was snowing heavily. Most of the people who were driving were coming home from work, because their employers refused to let them leave work earlier before the storm became so bad.

    February 9, 2013 at 6:39 pm | Reply
  3. frankmjohn

    Congratulations CNN! You got Indra Petersons a great meteorologist and a pleasure to watch.

    February 8, 2013 at 11:08 pm | Reply
  4. frankmjohn

    CNN congratulations! You got Indra Petersons. A great meteorologist and a pleasure to watch.

    February 8, 2013 at 11:05 pm | Reply
  5. Johnnie Holland

    It always amazes me how CNN and the other news channels talk about Buffalo and New York City, when, and this is factual, Syracuse ON AVERAGE, gets more snow than any other METROPOLITAN area in the 48 contiguous states. I guess to the news it’s nothing new here.

    February 8, 2013 at 6:07 pm | Reply
  6. GrapeApe

    I just saw on CNN they said this storm will be like a "weather BOMB". CNN, did you really need to go there? Really?

    February 7, 2013 at 2:30 pm | Reply
  7. Chuck

    yeah... don't care about that snow or anything else. What's her name and why is this the first time I have wanted to watch a major news network for more than five minutes.

    February 7, 2013 at 1:51 pm | Reply
    • Chuck

      Found it on my second watch through. Thanks CNN bros.

      February 7, 2013 at 1:53 pm | Reply

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