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Major Nor'easter Set to Impact Northeast U.S.

This image was taken by the Suomi NPP satellite's VIIRS instrument at 1825Z on January 26, 2015.

 

A low pressure system currently forming off the mid-Atlantic coast will rapidly strengthen into a major nor'easter today and affect parts of the Northeast U.S. through early Wednesday. This system will be responsible for heavy to intense snowfall and strong winds, with blizzard conditions expected from eastern New Jersey to eastern Massachusetts where Blizzard Warnings are in effect.

 

Accumulations will likely exceed one foot from eastern New Jersey through eastern Maine by late Tuesday.

 

The heaviest snow accumulations, perhaps exceeding two feet, are forecast across portions of Connecticut, Rhode Island and Massachusetts, including the Boston area. Currently, New York City is forecast to receive 18-24 inches of snow, and Boston is forecast to receive 24-36 inches of snow. Wind gusts of 45 to 60 mph will be common from eastern New Jersey to eastern Massachusetts, leading to widespread blizzard conditions. Wind gusts up to 70 mph are possible in far eastern Massachusetts, including Cape Cod and Nantucket.

 

Credit: NASA/NOAA/NPP/VIIRS

 

Via: NASA/NOAA via NOAA Environmental Visualization Laboratory

 

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Uploaded on January 26, 2015