Blizzard Warnings Thanks to Sandy

If wind and rain weren’t enough, Sandy is forecast to cause blizzard conditions too.

The unique “super” storm is causing something that is not very common. A tropical system is merging with a cold air-mass from Canada to produce hurricane conditions on the mid-Atlantic coastlines, but winter storm conditions inland.

Details:
The NWS has issued Blizzard Warnings as heavy snow is expected to combine with strong, tropical storm-force winds to cause whiteout conditions. It’s a rare scenario that doesn’t happen often. While the Virginia coast gets slammed with heavy rain, strong winds and coastal flooding, much of West Virginia is now under a Blizzard Warning.

Forecast:
According to the NWS, anywhere from 1 to 3 feet of heavy, wet snow could plaster the area. Although most of the snow is expected across the higher terrain, as Sandy transitions into a cold-core system, the freezing levels will lower and could cause some snow in the valleys.

No worries though, there won’t be a repeat Halloween snowstorm in Connecticut as temperatures will stay warm enough for just rain from this storm.

Interestingly enough, 9 days ago,
WXedge mentioned the possibility of a hurricane mixing with a cold-air mass

Save this image below…not often will you see both Hurricane Warnings and Blizzard Warnings at the same time across the Northeast:
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