Oh, cool, another big storm headed for the East Coast
Some really good news for the storm-battered Northeast: There probably won’t be another big storm in your area for at least a couple of days.
From the Capital Weather Gang:
There is now consensus among computer models that a strong fall Nor’easter will begin forming election night and then move up the Mid-Atlantic and Northeast coast Wednesday and Thursday. …
[F]rom the North Carolina Outer Banks to the shores of New England, it’s becoming more certain that the storm will whip up high seas and gusty winds, leading to a new round of coastal flooding and beach erosion on the heels of Superstorm Sandy — though not as severe.
I mean, that’s the standard? “Coastal flooding and beach erosion — but don’t worry, less than the biggest hurricane in history that killed all those people.” Oh, whew.
A nor’easter — for those of you not in the Northeast/obsessed with the Weather Channel — is a hurricane-like storm that moves from the South to the Northeast. Used to be that a nor’easter was about as bad as it got in the late fall. Now, obviously, the standard is a bit higher.
When it rains, it pours.
- Election week Nor’easter to likely pound coastal areas, question marks inland , Capital Weather Gang
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