NOAA NOS is releasing a series of satellite images taken after Hurricane Sandy, and is overlaying them on top of Google Satellite maps. The New Jersey coast is first. If you don't have access to your property yet, this will give you an idea what it looks like. Please prepare yourself. Here are a couple of examples from Seaside Heights, New Jersey (click for larger versions):
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Look at the homes in the upper right - completely destroyed - and boats piled up everywhere.
The Thanksgiving snowstorm has begun this Wednesday morning.
Do me a favor, travel Tuesday, or tell your family to hold on to the turkey until Friday.
Last year this time, a major winter storm in the Northeast was rumored for the biggest travelling day of the year... and so it is again this year:
Extreme lake-effect snow fell south and east of Buffalo, New York, this week, but is it a record? Not even close... so far.
The second shot of reinforcing cold air from last week's polar vortex invasion is coming in -- as more than half the nation is snow-covered.
Yes, that term "polar vortex" is back in the news. Please take this arctic outbreak for the serious meteorological beast that it is; see stats and maps here.