As if Hurricane Sandy wasn’t enough for the East Coast, reports are now claiming that we should expect another post-Election Day storm sometime next week.
The Daily Item (via AP) is reporting that The National Weather Service’s forecast center in College Park, Maryland—which watches winter storms—put out a notice Thursday saying mid-Atlantic and New England states could get bad weather from Election Day through next Thursday.
Don’t get too worried yet though. Forecasters, like Bruce Sullivan, claim it isn’t anywhere near the threat that Sandy was, and isn’t tropical. However, snow is expected in interior New England and New York, with beach erosion and high winds at 30 to 40 mph for areas hit by Sandy and moderate to heavier rainfall. Sullivan commented by adding, “I wouldn’t get too alarmed yet, but it’s something we’re going to be watching over the next few days and fine-tuning. Anything that could hamper clean-up efforts is something that could be watched.”
Compared to Sandy, Sullivan claims this potential storm would be a normal wet storm coming through land in the Southeast U.S. and going into the water, combining with cold air coming south from the Great Lakes and then curving back into the mid-Atlantic.
Once again, stay safe & stay informed people.