National Weather Service Terms This Weekend’s Weather ‘Heart Attack Snow’
This weekend's snow is being referred to by the National Weather Service as "Heart Attack Snow."
As the area prepares for about 4 to 6 inches of snow that could fall Friday (1/17) night into Saturday, be aware that this snow could be heavily saturated with water.
According to the NWS, the snow we're expecting could weigh about four pounds per square foot, therefore making shoveling a very labor-intensive chore.
Although "Heart Attack Snow" is not an official meteorological phrase, it illustrates the dangers that could be associated with shoveling heavy, wet snow.
If you find yourself shoveling this weekend, we urge you to limit the amount of snow you try to push or lift at a time and take frequent breaks.