Nightly News   |  February 26, 2010

Snowstorm slams New York

The Weather Channel's Mike Seidel reports.

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>> central park , thanks. weather channel meteorologist mike seidel is in upstate new york , binghamton, to be exact. mike, what unusual construction of this storm. some heavy intensities, and depending on where folks are watching tonight, they want to know, when is it going to stop?

>> reporter: this storm is kind of stuck. it tried to go east, it couldn't. yesterday went west towards new york city . take a look at the giant swirl trying to move north. it's blocked in by high pressure up around greenland. what it's going to do is slowly meander into new england. as it does so, it's going to weaken. it's not as feisty as it was. those 60 mile-an-hour wind gusts have been replaced by 30 mile-an-hour wind gusts. as you see on the radar satellite composite are swirling bands, snow squalls . for most of us, we are looking at another inch, maybe two, maybe three inches of snow, but without the heavy consistency of the snow, without the strong winds, additional power outages are unlikely, except for the trees that give way to the weight of the heavy snow. over the weekend, a slow improvement. however, we've got another one in the pipeline. the storm that's going to impact southern california in the burn areas is going to take a jog with the el nino jet stream across the southern states . we can have more snow down south tuesday, but wednesday and thursday could make its way up the coast.

>> refuse to discuss it until we absolutely have to. mike seidel in binghamton, new york. thanks, as always.