Eastern US Braces For Extreme Cold, Snow As Winter Storm Approaches

07 January, 2018, 01:09 | Author: Tina Rodriquez
  • Video: Snow in Florida?

A drop in pressure in a system equals strengthening of the system.

Winter Storm Grayson has already started to hit the southeastern coast, with flurries of snow in Tallahassee, Florida.

At least three people are dead and more than 3,000 flights have been cancelled as a brutal winter storm pummels the U.S. East Coast. The Nor'easter is expected to threaten the area with heavy snow, fast winds, and close-to-zero temperatures until Sunday, when it will make its way to MA and parts of Rhode Island, Connecticut, and Maine. This could make the storm as strong as a hurricane, and 30-50 miles per hour winds will batter the coast. Winter Storm Warnings have been issued across the Florida Big Bend and south central Georgia areas.

"Travel will be risky and almost impossible, including during the morning commute on Wednesday", the service said in an advisory for northeastern Florida.

"Driving conditions will remain hazardous over the coming days, with black ice an ongoing concern through the weekend", Cooper said, adding the storm has caused hundreds of auto accidents. The real-world impact is a cold-core winter storm that resembles a tropical cyclone with regard to barometric pressure, wind speed, and precipitation, if not in temperature.




"It will be massive", National Weather Service meteorologist Ryan Maue warned on Twitter Tuesday.

Florida Governor Rick Scott on Tuesday urged residents in the northern part of his Sunshine State to prepare for the cold.

Baltimore and Washington could receive snowfall dependent on the storm's path, and so could Philadelphia and New York City, but as much as 4 to 8 inches could fall between Atlantic City and eastern Long Island. The bomb cyclone, expected to strike Thursday, will likely dump 6 to 12 inches of snow in New England and hurl 40- to 60-mph gusts.

Expect another Environment Canada extreme cold warning in the next day or two, with frigid air descending from the Arctic on Friday and into the weekend that could see daytime readings reach a risky low of -35 C when the wind chill is factored in.

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