"This is unlike any storm I have witnessed in the last several years."
Hurricane Sandy is expected to merge with an incoming disturbance currently progressing east across the nation. As this merge occurs, the now-singular storm system will rapidly strengthen and pose life-threatening conditions to much of the nation's population. Let's break it down.
This event will have a snowy side as well. As this superstorm moves inland, cold air will be pulled south from Canada in response to such a strong storm. This cold air will sweep into the southwestern flank of the system and penetrate into the heaviest precipitation areas. This will lead to chances of snow across parts of the Ohio Valley and Mid-Atlantic. However, a significant snowfall is likely in the mountainous regions, where some models are showing over 2 feet of snow!! Personally, I believe snow on the order of 6-18 inches is likely, but some spots could break that 2 foot mark.
Our Exclusive Impact Map shows a High Impact event will unfold across the Mid Atlantic and coastal areas of the Northeast, as the very strong system, combined with storm surge makes for a life threatening event in the pink areas. Enhanced Impact areas have been marked across much of the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic as well, where slightly lesser effects of this superstorm will be felt. However, don't let your guard down- this is quite an unpredictable storm.
State of emergencies have been declared, and transportation systems are shutting down. You need to be evacuated if a mandatory evacuation is given. For those of you thinking 'This is just a strong Nor'easter', you are wrong. This is the closest thing to the 1991 Perfect Storm we have seen since 1991. This isn't a time to take chances. The effects will be big and bad, and lives will be at risk.