"At some point Friday night, the arctic jet stream will drop down from Canada and intersect with the polar jet stream, which usually travels through the lower 48 states.
“They will cross somewhere between New Jersey and Nantucket,” said Tim Morrin, a meteorologist at the National Weather Service. “That is where the center of the storm will deepen and explosively develop.”
Yikes. If there's one piece of advice I've ever taken to heart, it's "don't cross the streams." The weather channel should clearly have called this winter storm "Stay-Puft."
In the meantime:
- Valentine's Day is fast approaching! Park Delicatessen, our local florist, has you covered.
- Work continues at Pacific and Franklin, where a corner storefront and its next-door neighbor are being gut renovated. They haven't been rented yet, so no word on what will be coming in.
- My Brooklyn wrapped up another successful run at reRun Theater last week, and has announced a third series of screenings in March. This film has legs - the Voice was impressed by the impression it's making on those who've seen it.
- Niman Ranch founder Paul Willis, whose products help make TasteBuds sandwiches so tasty, will be stopping by their shop to talk about his business on Monday, February 18, from 12-3pm.
- The Brooklyn Bureau has a sobering article about how federal cuts are hurting HIV/AIDS work in Brooklyn, where the disease is spreading more rapidly than anywhere else in the city.
- Finally, two for the literary set:
- From the folks at Little Zelda: