So this is what a ‘Red Alert for heavy snowfall’ actually looks like @DublinAirport. We’ll have further updates in the morning. Stay safe. #StormEmma #BeastFromTheEast #Snow pic.twitter.com/ENajr7xaFX
— Dublin Airport (@DublinAirport) March 2, 2018
Dangerous nor’easter targets East Coast with snow, rain, wind
BOSTON — The Northeast is bracing for a powerful storm that will kick off the volatile month of March, bringing damaging winds, moderate to major coastal flooding, rain and snowfall, CBS Boston reports.
Heavy rain, intermittent snow and high winds with gusts exceeding 50 miles per hour are expected as the storm moves up the Eastern seaboard, beginning in New York and Connecticut on Thursday evening. Along the East Coast, authorities told residents of coastal communities to be prepared to evacuate if necessary in advance of Friday morning’s high tide.
Meanwhile on the West Coast, a huge amount of snow is headed toward the Sierra Nevada, according to CBS Boston meteorologist Eric Fisher. Three to five feet of snow is expected across the Sierra. Across southern California, there’s the risk of dangerous debris, flooding and mudslides.
Ahead of the storm, many airlines have issued travel waivers to allow passengers to change their flights without penalty, CBS News’ Kris Van Cleave reports.
‘Bomb Cyclone’ Nor’easter Set To Wallop LI: Hour-By-Hour Forecast
This storm is no joke as we will be dealing with multiple threats over a 36-hour period.
60-70mph is gonna take trees out of the already moist wet ground
It feel like a bomb has gone off
Massive energy release
Special Weather Statement
National Weather Service Baltimore MD/Washington DC
1037 PM EST Thu Mar 1 2018
…A HIGH-IMPACT WINDSTORM IS FORECAST FOR THE GREATER
BALTIMORE/WASHINGTON REGION OF THE MID-ATLANTIC OVERNIGHT THROUGH
EARLY SATURDAY MORNING…
High winds will continue to progress eastward towards the major
metropolitan areas of Baltimore and Washington overnight. By
daybreak, winds across the region will be from the northwest
sustained at 30-40 MPH, with gusts 60-70 MPH. Isolated wind gusts
could reach 80 mph, particularly at higher elevations west of the
Interstate 95 corridor. The greatest winds will occur between 6:00
AM EST and Noon EST Friday; however, winds will continue to gust
from 55-65 MPH in the afternoon and continue through Friday night.
This will be a prolonged, high-impact windstorm for the region,
with many downed trees and power lines expected. In addition to
the magnitude of the high wind gusts, the duration of the winds
will add to the hazardous nature of this event, as winds will
continue through the weekend before diminishing below 30 mph
Sunday afternoon. This will hamper the repair of power lines and
h/t Astral Goat