Saturday, April 14, 2007

The Approaching Storm

It's starting to look like the approaching storm has us right in the cross-hairs. We now have a winter storm watch in effect for overnight Sunday through Monday and warns of coastal flooding and erosion. That's a normal warning for us (it accompanies every nor'easter-- photos of coastal flooding and high waves are here), but this one could be significant:

Sunday will feature the powerful developing storm system along the Eastern Seaboard and that will produce flooding rain and high winds along the coast from the Middle Atlantic States and southern New England Sunday into northern New England Monday. Wind gusts from 40 to as high as 75 mph will occur, especially from eastern Long Island to Cape Cod, Nantucket Island, Martha's Vineyard, and the Maine coast. Coastal flooding and beach erosion are also big concerns.

Meanwhile, interior areas of the Northeast, especially in the higher elevations, could pick up a considerable amount of snow before the storm winds down on Tuesday. Heavy wet snow could bring down tree limbs and power lines and it will be a bear to shovel.


Rhea said...

Yeah, here in Boston we're gonna have high winds, rain and sleet.

Marie said...

Batton down the hatches! We aren't gonna get the snow, but we are supposed to get wicked winds.

Monkey said...

So far so good here in Southern Maine. It's just sleeting.