Wednesday storm update

The storm that will disrupt travel for thanksgiving will head more north meaning a powerful storm coming out of the Ohio river valley will spin up through NE with a cold rain at the coast and some accumulating snows inland. This will be an interesting combination as the wind will be out of the SE shifting to the NNE and will be bringing in cooler air. There will be some debate on snow, ice, or rain but we know for certain that there will be MAJOR disruption to holiday travel East of the mississippi.

Stay tuned!

-Jack

Possible Thanksgiving travel trouble

This Wednesday millions of Americans will hit the roads or take to the skies to get to family or friends to spend Thanksgiving with them. But on this travel packed Wednesday will feature a major storm impacting the northeastern U.S. This will include lots of cold rain with high elevation snows. There is the potential for some tropical moisture to work in if a system in the atlantic ocean develops into TS tammy.

Stay tuned and stay safe during the holiday travel.

-Jack

Epic alaskan storm

As a large dome of high pressure continues to dominate the weather around here we turn our gaze to an alaskan storm.

This is what the NWS says about the storm:

What NWS forecasters in Fairbanks, Alaska, are calling an “extremely dangerous and life threatening storm of an epic magnitude rarely experienced” is rapidly strengthening and beginning to impact coastal communities and the western Alaska mainland.The brunt of the storm is expected to reach Nome, Alaska, this evening, with hurricane-force winds and tremendous coastal storm surge. Currently, there are 35-foot waves and 100 mph winds in the open waters as the storm moves at 60 mph toward the western Alaska coastline. Storm surge into Norton Sound is expected to raise waters to 10 feet above normal through Wednesday, causing devastating beach erosion. Flooding could push Norton Bay ice on shore. Seas are forecast to rise along the coastline Tuesday afternoon and gain height rapidly at night before cresting in Nome on Wednesday. Coastal Flood and Blizzard Warnings are in effect from Tuesday through Wednesday night for most of the west coast of Alaska.

In 1974 a storm like this stuck the same area with a 5 foot surge inundating the low lying areas of town and with the surge forecasted to top out at 8 FEET these areas could be flooded again.

Here is a surge forecast map:

 

Stay tuned!

 

-Jack

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Reliably hype-free weather info for Western Maine and New Hampshire from amateur forecaster Jack Sillin

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