Morning Joe | February 08, 2013
>>> prayer breakfast. and it is always just a wonderful event, but i do worry sometimes that as soon as we leave the prayer breakfast, everything we've been talking about the whole time at the prayer breakfast seems to be forgotten. on the same day of the prayer breakfast. i mean, you'd like to think that the shelf life wasn't so short. i go back to the oval office , and i start watching the cable news networks, and it's like we didn't pray.
>> good morning. it is friday, february 8th . oh, we're praying. welcome to " morning joe ." top of the hour. 6:00 on the east coast . and with us on set, we have -- this is why i'm praying -- the chairman of deutsche incorporated, donny deutsch , back here. also, the president of the council on foreign relations , richard haass . and in washington, nbc news capitol hill correspondent, kelly o'donnell. and pulitzer prize -winning editorial writer for "the washington post " and msnbc contributor, jonathan capehart. willie, we have a lot of heavy stuff to cover this morning. big storm . bill karins standing by, he's going to talk about that. peaches and cream ?
>> you start off with peaches and cream ?
>> yeah. yeah.
>> you know, sometimes a moment happens on television.
>> i missed it. i missed it.
>> does anyone have the picture?
>> it was something else. i mean -- everyone was talking about it. i thought i'd bring that up on this friday morning.
>> let's call it camaraderie.
>> willie had a moment.
>> al roker and i had a moment on the set of the "today" show.
>> we'll call it a tease. oh, maybe not.
>> i'm not going to give any context. i'm just going to let you watch.
>> no context at all. okay. no, really. just let it hang. in three, two, one. okay.
>> there it was. there it was.
>> peaches and cream .
>> i need context.
>> his and hers gifts, valentine's day. they've got this lipstick, chapstick kind of stuff. one tastes like peaches, the other like cream. and when you kiss, it creates the peaches and cream sensation.
>> thank you very much.
>> you have to combine them.
>> okay, that along with later in the show, we have this "new york times" economics writer is going to come on and talk about -- he's crunched the numbers -- how money can actual actually buy happiness. that's depressing.
>>> but first, two major stories, we're going to talk drones and the hearings on capitol hill . we begin with what will be a record-setting winter storm bearing down on the northeast that could bring up to two feet of snow to the region. let's go to bill karins for the latest. bill, you've been doing double duty today.
>> the storm still on schedule. nothing has changed much since last night. let me show you where the storm is because today is storm day. the storm is now becoming a nor'easter, starting to strengthen right over the top of cape hatteras . it's going to take a path somewhere just south of cape cod , moves in a northeasterly direction and provides most of new england with northeast winds. now, if the winds are strong enough, they become blizzards. we think this one will. let me show you the official snowfall forecast. i'm thinking that this bull's-eye is -- this is where the storm possibly is historic. this i-95 corridor, the 495 loop, boston , providence, up towards the 495 loop towards lowell, that's who could get widespread two feet of snow, possibility of some getting up to 30 inches of snow. the biggest snowfall ever in boston is 27 inches. so that's -- i mean, we're in that sort of territory. boston snow records go back almost 100 years. pretty incredible stuff. the hardest forecast is the new york city because the temperatures are kind of borderline. it may start as snow, go over to rain, a little sleet and back over to snow late. that's why the snow totals for new york, i have them down to six to ten inches. if it's all snow, it could be as much as 14 inches in new york city . that's the big question mark . hartford's going to get nailed, also all the way to southern portions of new hampshire and portland, maine. i mentioned temperatures. notice it's 38 in philly, 34 in baltimore. that's why southwards i don't think you'll get much out of this at all. that's why d.c.'s not getting snow. look how cold it is in the new england area. this is how it plays out. again, the bottom line, the worst of the storm arrives after noon today. so if you're in northern jersey , new york city area, long island, connecticut, hudson valley all the way through eastern mass and rhode island , do not be on the roads after noon today. that's the most important message everyone needs to know because if you do that and you get stuck on the roads, it's going to snow so hard tonight ux you'll have to get rescued and possibly buy snowmobiles. it's going to be hard for the plows to get through the roads. that is the biggest concern when we have these blizzards is these cars get stranded and then we can't clear the roads and we're in the middle of thee storms trying to rescue people.
>> is this potential looking like a storm that's going to break records?
>> definitely top ten records in a lot of cities, especially hartford, providence, portland, maine, possibly to boston now. as far as all-time records go, that's the big question. it will be a close call , especially providence and boston . they have the best shot.
>> get ready for power outages.