Weather Forecast: Blizzard Headed for Northeast

Two large storms are set to collide, setting up a possibly historic blizzard.
3:23 | 02/08/13

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No question about that. Look at ginger zee, she's in boston, in front of a mountain of salt. They're getting ready. Two to three feet of snow expected there. We're going to check in with in a minute. Sam, first, give us all the latest on this storm. We might as well pull out the "b" word, blizzard, for this one. It's the worst t it can deliver. Anywhere from newark to new york city, all the way through hartford and connecticut, to boston, massachusetts, up to portland, maine. This entire area is going to get the driving, blinding snow, the snow that shuts down cities. This is kind of a big hit for this area. It really comes together with two storms. One storm that's delivered a hit of snow. North of the chicagoland area, about ten inches of snow. You didn't have to get too far to get that snow there. And in central detroit. Not detroit, but central michigan. They picked up about ten inches of snow. As that system drives up to the north, they get together and phase right about 2:00, 3:00 in the morning, that system will pull itself together to become one, big snowmaker off the coast of new york and connecticut and massachusetts and boston, to make that big, big storm happen. Who gets what? If you're south of the center of the storm you get rain. Right along the coastal areas, where you see the flashing red, we have a hurricane-force wind warning out there. The coastal areas that were devastated by sandy, you get a real impact from the water. You'll get big impact from the snowfall totals. 24 inches of snow is the biggest total we can find. That's in boston. Boston has never had more than 27.5 inches at snow at one time. Our ginger zee is on that mountain of salt, getting ready for that storm. Ginger, good morning. Good morning, sam. This time tomorrow, I anticipate standing close to three to five-foot drifts of snow here in boston. But for now, I'm standing, yes, on top of a lot of salt. This is 100,000 tons of it. You see 50-foot cliffs. It is just one of the things that's going to help boston and all of new england prepare for this major winter storm. This is the reason why many schools are closed today in new england. An overturned school bus on a snowy road in michigan. Fortunately, only two students suffered minor injuries. It's all part of that storm be become the nor'easter. After superstorm sandy, no one is taking this storm lightly. Accumulation is expected to be swift, heavy and dangerous. Reporter: More than 2,500 flights have been canceled. Logan airport and amtrak between new york and boston is shutting down this afternoon. Stay off the treats of our city. Basically, stay home. Reporter: The run on gas. There's several gas stations up the road out of gas. Reporter: And supplies ahead of the storm is so intense, the fire department was called into this salem, massachusetts, supermarket. Well, I might as well double-stock. We don't have to go out. We can hunker down. There's been a constant stream, let me show you, of all of the trucks getting prepared for the big storm. Boston, getting another 60 tons to this company alone. And they'll be ready when it hits.

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