NASA Image Shows How Bad Northeast Blizzard Will Be
The Northeastern United States is bracing for a blizzard quickly approaching the area.
The massive winter storm, more commonly referred to as a Nor’easter, is quickly coming together as to low pressure systems moving eastward across the United States will merge together over the United States East Coast.
The image provided, courtesy of NASA, comes from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) GOES-13 satellite, and was taken earlier this morning at 9 AM EST.
The satellite image shows the movement of the Western frontal system that stretches from Canada through the Ohio River Valley and the Tennessee Valley, all the way down into the Gulf of Mexico.
The low-pressure system sweeping up the coastline of the mid-Atlantic states, just east of Virginia, will merge with the Western frontal system, creating the backspin necessary to create the perfect storm, a Nor’easter, more than capable of producing 3 to 6 foot of snow in the northeastern portions of the United States.
The National Weather Service (NWS) is reporting that the storm is expected to move in a northeasterly direction once the 2 fronts at merged, and expectations are for anywhere from 2 to 4 feet of snow in parts of New England.