Saturday, October 29, 2011

Storm Update

UNREAL - New England Thruway in metro NYC in heavy snow at noon today.

Highland County, Virginia this morning (AccuWeather)

Precipitation continues to spread northward this morning from Virginia into Maryland and into the northeast. Heavy wet snow has already blanketed portions of northern Virginia with as much as 7 inches. Snow is also falling in southern New York State and Pennsylvania. The snow will spread into Vermont and New Hampshire later today into this evening. All this precipitation is in response to low pressure deepening rapidly off the Carolina coast. That storm will lift quickly to the north and east to be near Cape Cod on Sunday morning and finally into Atlantic Canada. Heavy snow and rain will spread along the storm track with strong winds from 30 to 55mph in gusts. Besides the heavy snow, coastal flooding is also occurring with this storm. Already this morning nearly 40,000 people are without power in VA, MD and PA due to heavy wet snow taking down trees and wires and that number will certainly grow today. Montreal will remain on the northern edge of the cloud shield from the storm with the snow making it no further than the southern Townships where 5cm is expected to fall close to the US border with Vermont and New Hampshire.

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