Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Weather Woes

If you’re going anywhere today or tomorrow in the Eastern half of the United States, it’s going to be a slog.

The massive Winter Storm Boreas, blamed for at least 14 deaths in the Plains and West, is parked over the East Coast and South Wednesday, halting Thanksgiving traffic with snow, ice, heavy rains, and even a tornado. In general its wreaking havoc on travel plans in the air and on the roads on the busiest travel day of the year.

“The timing of the storm couldn’t be worse,” said Chris Vaccaro, spokesman for the National Weather Service headquarters in Silver Spring, Md. “We are seeing numerous threats as the storm is beginning to develop and intensify.”

Listening to Interlochen Public Radio out of northern lower Michigan, they’re under a lake-effect snow advisory until tomorrow with snowfall of an inch an hour expected.

But even south Florida hasn’t escaped the weather; at least the rain.  It’s been storming on and off since Saturday.  It’s expected to clear off for tomorrow though, and become partly cloudy with highs in the low 80’s.

2 barks and woofs on “Weather Woes

  1. Among the road throng will be your brother and sister-in-law driving west and dragging a trailer loaded with, among other things, a couch to be “dropped off” at our house sometime in the next few days. I’ve assured them that the storm is mostly located in the southern tier of states and that since their route takes them from Baltimore to Cincinnati, skirting the West Virginia mountains they should be fine. But that may not be the case and to my mind they may be wiser to hold off and leave on Turkey Day instead. BTYL . . . cross your fingers and toes.

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