Historic snowstorm possible for the East Coast
East Coast – It’s been a pretty quiet winter so far for a good portion of the eastern U.S. Well, watch out: Here comes the Blizzard of 2016. This weekend, a snowstorm equal to some of the worst on record is expected to wallop the mid-Atlantic states, dumping record-breaking levels of snow across the I-95 corridor. The storm will effect over 50 million people and a “state of emergency” has already been declared in 5 states.
Snowfall amounts of over a foot will cover parts most of the Mid Atlantic states with a “bullseye” of 2 feet plus over parts of Virginia, West Virginia and Maryland. Winds gusts over 50 mph are expected with whiteout conditions by late Friday and Friday night.
A Blizzard Warning is in effect for the Washington D.C. area and a Blizzard Watch is now in effect for New York City. Ground and air travel conditions will rapidly deteriorate by later in the day Friday.
For the latest in airport delays go to: http://www.fly.faa.gov/flyfaa/usmap.jsp