Jan 20, 2016

Mid-Atlantic braces for potentially epic blizzard

Delmarva Peninsula
Washington, DC
Baltimore, MD
United States
USA
by
Bob Henson
,
Weather Underground
Snowfall totals generated by the 0Z Wednesday operational run of the GFS model for the period from 0Z Wednesday (7:00 pm EST Tuesday) to 0Z Monday (7:00 pm EST Sunday) Photo: Levi Cowan, tropicaltidbits.com
Snowfall totals generated by the 0Z Wednesday operational run of the GFS model for the period from 0Z Wednesday (7:00 pm EST Tuesday) to 0Z Monday (7:00 pm EST Sunday) Photo: Levi Cowan, tropicaltidbits.com

The ferocious dynamics at play during the storm’s height could produce winds of 40-50 mph or more, which would lead to blizzard conditions and huge drifts. On top of that, strong onshore winds may produce waves up to 20 feet and major coastal flooding, especially from New Jersey to the Delmarva Peninsula.