This one’s going to be short, folks. We’ve got a lot to do this afternoon, to prep for this storm. Let’s go straight to the maps.
This is what the eyes in the sky are seeing – we can now see the northern and western clouds being sucked into the larger system.
Winds being generated by the system are already gusting to the 50 mph range, well ahead of tomorrow’s expected landfall.
This final map shows us how the winter storm above the Great Lakes and New England is being folded into the larger weather event. This isn’t just a hurricane. This is a late-season hurricane mated to an early season nor’easter with an Arctic snowstorm handmaiden making landfall on a full moon… it is expected to be far worse than “The Perfect Storm“. You can’t see it on these maps, but there is a stalled high pressure system over/south of Greenland that is blocking this system from moving out to sea.
If you live anywhere east of Ohio and north of Georgia, get ready. Every indicator is that unless a miracle occurs, we are all going to get slammed. Remember: food, water, batteries, medications; clear potential flying debris; evacuate if ordered or asked; make provision for domestic and farm animals (don’t ask 5 lb. Fluffy to go out in 60 mph winds to pee – put down newspapers or puppy pads); if your home is flood-prone, secure the irreplaceable and get out.
Above all else, please don’t take risks for “things”. Make sure you and yours are not part of the death toll for this storm. Check back with you soon.