To all my fellow southern New Englanders and mid-atlantic friends who have suffered through Sandy…my prayers and thoughts go out to you daily. We survived pretty much unscathed here in north central Connecticut. Couldn’t help but notice the possiblity of another storm next week with the possibility of snow this time. While this gets my heart racing….the timing is tough considering how badly the coast line was hit especially in NY and NJ. Does anyone have any thoughts on this? I know we are a week out…but Sandy’s path and impacts were discussed a week out and look what happened. I’ve attached part of HPC’s extended forcast discussion…..
THE MAIN EVENT SHOULD START ON MONDAY AS A FRONTAL WAVE OFF THE SOUTHEAST MOVES SLOWLY OFFSHORE THE EAST COAST AND DEEPENS ALONG THE WAY, BRINGING RAINS TO EASTERN NORTH CAROLINA TUESDAY NIGHT AND COASTAL NEW ENGLAND WEDNESDAY AND THURSDAY, WITH POTENTIALLY HEAVY SNOWS ACROSS INTERIOR NEW ENGLAND LATE WEDNESDAY THROUGH THURSDAY. INCREASING WINDS ALONG COASTAL NEW ENGLAND (AND POSSIBLY THE COASTAL MID-ATLANTIC STATES IF A MORE WESTERLY TRACK VERIFIES) FROM TUESDAY ONWARD COULD LEAD TO COASTAL FLOODING AND BEACH EROSION. IT SHOULD BE NOTED THAT THIS SYSTEM IS EXPECTED TO BE WEAKER THAN HURRICANE SANDY, SO THE IMPACTS ARE EXPECTED TO BE LESS EXTREME AND MAINLY NORTHEAST OF THE REGION STRONGLY IMPACTED BY SANDY. THIS EVENT IS STILL SEVERAL DAYS INTO THE FUTURE, SO STAY TUNED TO THE LATEST FORECASTS REGARDING THIS FEATURE AS DETAILS MAY CHANGE BETWEEN NOW AND THEN.