Storm Winding Down on Long Island…More On The Horizon?

It looks like the central pressure of the big coastal storm impacting our area for the past couple days bottomed out at around 972 millibars (29.70″) over Massachusetts and Connecticut this morning.  The storm is now centered just south of Long Island and the pressure has risen to 990 millibars (29.23″).  Here in Maryland the storm produced whiteout, blizzard conditions in the mountains, 2-4″ of snow north of Baltimore, and wind gusts of 63 mph near Frederick, 53 mph at BWI-Marshall, and many reports of gusts over 40 mph.  It will take most of the weekend for the storm to slowly wind down, producing gusty winds and some snow showers around here both Saturday and Sunday.

And, we may not be done with this stormy winter just yet…satellite imagery (see above) shows a few more storms lined up across the Pacific Ocean.  With the blocked pattern in the North Atlantic persisting, each of these Pacific storms has a chance to develop into big east coast winter storms…stay tuned!

Tom Tasselmyer

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