While residents of Massachusetts dust off their Long Pig recipes (h/t Dan-o), the Upper Midwest is also looking at a not-insignificant blizzard hitting this weekend:
Winter Storm Orko will spin out of the Rockies later Saturday, and deliver a swath of heavy snow and strong winds to the northern Plains and Upper Midwest Saturday night into Sunday.
Low pressure will then track northeastward towards the Upper Midwest Saturday night into Sunday, delivering a swath of 6 to 12 inches, with local amounts over one foot, from portions northern/western Nebraska to South Dakota, eastern North Dakota, northern/central Minnesota, and far northwest Wisconsin.
Gusty winds will accompany the snow and reduce visibility, resulting in possible blizzard conditions at times. As a result, travel will be dangerous Saturday night into Sunday and early Monday
Granted, we're not talking two feet of snow here, but even if we were, who really believes that many people within the Boston-NYC-DC megalopolis would give a shit? As it is, for weeks to come in the wake of Nemo I'm expecting to hear and read breathless stories of survival, touching depictions of neighbor-helping-neighbor (as in, "See! Urbanites on the East Coast aren't nearly as jaded and uncaring as we keep telling you they are."), and the tragic consequences of Nature's Fury from all of the usual national media suspects.
BTW, "Orko"? Really? The coast gets a swashbuckling, inventive Vernian sea captain and/or extremely popular and cute clownfish, and we get some sort of gay elf wizard from the Masters of the Universe?
Now we know they're going out of their way to insult us.