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Surprise snowstorm shocks storm-weary Queens

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Posted: Wednesday, November 7, 2012 4:59 pm | Updated: 12:41 pm, Fri Nov 9, 2012.

It was only supposed be rain and wind.

But this November Nor'easter turned into a January joke very quickly.

If you look outside your window, you are not going to find the rainy, windy, chilly weather we were forecast to get today. Instead, you're going to find a nasty icy surprise.

Up to 3 to 5 inches of snow — yes snow, — is expected to fall on Queens tonight. 

The cold, snowy weather is especially concerning for those in Howard Beach, Broad Channel and the Rockaways, most of whom still do not have no heat or electricity resulting from Hurricane Sandy nine days ago. Mayor Bloomberg has ordered the evacuation of coastal nursing homes in the Rockaways and asked residents of Hamilton Beach to leave for the night in the event of a minor storm surge from the Nor'easter.

Though the system is bringing us some surprise snow and scary winds, it is not expected to be nearly as strong as Sandy. 

The weather roller coaster continues as temperatures are forecast to be back into the 60s by the end of the weekend. 

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