This is going to be one to tell your grandkids about...
A clipper system is currently dropping rain and snow in Pennsylvania and Maryland. This system will continue to track east and weaken tonight and for the most of the day tomorrow. Up to six inches is possible in Pennsylvania and western Maryland. This same system is going to strengthen off the coast of Demarva and turn into a true blizzard. Below are my forecast snow totals. I will have an updated snow map if I have off school tomorrow, but since only 1-3 inches is going to fall it is unlikely. For my snow map check out the winter weather page.
Wind is also going to be a major issue. Hurricane force wind warnings are in effect off of Massachusetts and Longet Island. The strong winds will also create HUGE snow drifts. The largest snow drifts will probably be in Northeastern New Jersey, extreme southeastern New York state (including NYC and Long Island), Connecticut (excluding extreme northwestern Connecticut), Rhode Island and eastern Massachusetts. In these areas expect snow drifts of 3 to potentially 5 feet. For my peak wind gust map check my previous post.
Finally, coastal flooding and beach erosion will be a problem. The Delmarva and Maine coast should expect minor coastal flooding and minor beach erosion. The New Jersey, New York, Conneticut and New Hampshire coast should expect moderate coastal flooding and moderate beach erosion. The Massachusetts coast should expect moderate to major coastal flooding and major beach erosion.
This is going to be a big one so here are some tips to save safe during a blizzard.
Stay safe and don'the do anything stupid!