Jan 21, 2016

An epic blizzard is about to paralyze the East Coast. Here’s what to expect.

Washington, DC
Baltimore, MD
New York, NY
Delmarva Peninsula
USA
United States
by
Eric Holthaus
,
Slate
A woman crosses the street as it snows in Washington, D.C., on Jan. 20, 2016. Get ready, D.C., it's about to get much, much worse. Photo: Andrew Cabellero-Reynolds, AFP/Getty Images
A woman crosses the street as it snows in Washington, D.C., on Jan. 20, 2016. Get ready, D.C., it's about to get much, much worse. Photo: Andrew Cabellero-Reynolds, AFP/Getty Images

In addition to the incredible snowfall projections—up to 30 inches in Washington, D.C., up to 24 inches in New York City—the National Weather Service is homing in on the risk of tornadoes in Louisiana, a significant ice storm in North Carolina, biting wind gusts to nearly hurricane force, and coastal flooding on the scale of Hurricane Sandy in the Delmarva Peninsula and southern New Jersey.