The American east coast has had a rather mild, tepid and even warmer than usual winter thus far in 2016, until this weekend. A nasty nor’easter named Jonas began forming a few days ago as weather officials scrambled to get ready. The storm is now fully 1,000 miles wide, covering an eight state area as it moves north-northeast along the Atlantic seaboard. Extensive flooding is predicted along the coastline, memories of hurricane Sandy are called to mind as residents hurry to prepare for the worst. Predictions had been for snow accumulations which might rival some of the worst snow storms of the last 100 years, and now, 24 hours into Jonas, those predictions do not disappoint. This storm has been in the news at the top of all leading news stories on every TV channel all weekend.
Projected Snow Accumulations Winter Storm Jonas January 2016
The videos posted below are from folks living on the east coast and from local east area news coverage of the storm. When I last checked The Weather Channel Washington D.C. was up to 28.5″ of snow, making it the second most snow accumulation in the past 50 years. Not too shabby. If you live out there, may as well put on your snow gear and get out in it, because you will not be driving anywhere any time soon. There is a widespread travel ban for all non-emergency vehicles in many big cities. Brrrrrr.
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