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Thursday, February 7, 2013

Snowstorm Could Rank Among Top 10 Ever

Maple Street in Woonsocket, R.I. is pictured about a week after the infamous Blizzard of '78, when people could finally come out of their homes. (Wikimedia Commons)

Maple Street in Woonsocket, R.I. is pictured about a week after the infamous Blizzard of ’78, when people could finally come out of their homes. (Wikimedia Commons)

Meteorologists are forecasting a potentially crippling storm for the entire northeast region, beginning Friday morning and lasting, in some areas, until early Saturday evening.

At least one forecaster has called the storm “powerful” and “rare” and is warning people to exercise caution.

Some are saying the storm could rival the infamous Blizzard of ’78, and if it packs the punch that some expect, it will rank in the region’s top 10 snowstorms ever.

We talk with Dr. Louis Uccellini, director of the National Centers for Environmental Prediction.

NOAA review of top 10 snow storms in Southern New England (click to expand)

NOAA climatological review of top 10 snow storms in Southern New England. (NOAA/Twitter)

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