“BIG heads-Up, says reader. “MONSTER of a storm. Historic. Massive – I am sure there are a few more superlatives – on the way for the east coast and mid-Atlantic.”
“How does 4 ft of snow for the WV Eastern Panhandle through DC sound?” asks reader Caroline Snyder.
“Check THIS out.. we are in the 3-4 ft area of central West Virginia and this is NOT going to be nice, starting Friday..”
This could definitely be true!
Yes, there is the potential for a “significant” snow event later this week in the DC region,” says Accuweather.com.
However, although the European model calls for possible snow totals across the region of 1 to 2 feet (30 to 60 cm), Accuweather is maintaining a wait-and-see attitude.
The system is still five days away, says Accuweather, so it’s too soon to tell how much snow, if any, may materialize.
If the European model is correct, Accuweather continues, areas north and west of DC could see up to a foot (30 cm) of snow.
“If the storm develops to its full potential and takes a track just off the mid-Atlantic and New England coasts, then a blizzard can unfold,” says accuweather.com. “The storm could shut down highways and perhaps cause airports to close.”
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“The mainstream forecasters use the GFS, but it is a disaster.. and unless you ALL get ready, you could be a victim of severe weather/heavy snow/outages, food shortages etc.
“He was one of ONLY two forecasters who got Superstorm Sandy predictions a WEEK out.. this gave us adequate time to prepare at Shady Grove Farm.. others, disbelieving, were not so lucky..
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