Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Weather woes

By Mustang Bobby

If you’re going anywhere today or tomorrow in the Eastern half of the United States, it’s going to be a slog.

The massive Winter Storm Boreas, blamed for at least 14 deaths in the Plains and West, is parked over the East Coast and South Wednesday, halting Thanksgiving traffic with snow, ice, heavy rains, and even a tornado. In general its wreaking havoc on travel plans in the air and on the roads on the busiest travel day of the year.

“The timing of the storm couldn’t be worse,” said Chris Vaccaro, spokesman for the National Weather Service headquarters in Silver Spring, Md. “We are seeing numerous threats as the storm is beginning to develop and intensify.”

Listening to Interlochen Public Radio out of northern lower Michigan, they’re under a lake-effect snow advisory until tomorrow with snowfall of an inch an hour expected.

But even south Florida hasn’t escaped the weather; at least the rain. It’s been storming on and off since Saturday. It’s expected to clear off for tomorrow though, and become partly cloudy with highs in the low 80′s.

(Cross-posted at Bark Bark Woof Woof.)

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