If you live in the Northeastern U.S. you’ve had a pretty easy winter so far, especially compared to 2015’s brutal one. But that’s all about to change as Winter Storm Jonas is set to pummel the region with a massive blast of snow and high winds.
Attention East Coasters! You need to dig out those snow boots because you’re going to need them big time as Winter Storm Jonas is set to unleash a fury of snow, icy rain and high winds that will make for a miserable time over the Jan. 22-24 weekend. So stock up on all your food supplies, make sure your flashlights have fresh batteries, get those snow shovels ready and prepare to hunker down cause this storm is about to unleash havoc! We’ve got all the details on when the worst of it will hit, and what you should expect when this monster storm arrives!
The storm will start out in the southeastern U.S. on Jan. 22 with heavy rains expected from Georgia through North Carolina, when it will then turn to snow from Virginia and Pennsylvania as well as across to parts of Ohio. But as the storm moves northward on Jan. 23, it’s going to dump snow all the way from Washington D.C. to Boston. By the time Jan. 24 rolls around, Washington D.C. is expected to get two to three feet of wet powder, with an area from southern Pennsylvania to New York City expected to get up to two feet of the white stuff!
Pretty much most of the east and midwest will get some amount of snow from this winter storm, with at least one to three inches of power to come down all the way from Tennessee all the way north to Wisconsin. But Washington D.C. and New York City are going to take the most direct hits from Jonas, and snow won’t be the only issue.
High winds of up to 60 mph are expected with this storm which will likely topple trees and power lines, causing power outages for many waiting out the storm indoors. Also, with a full moon this weekend, tides will already be running high, which could cause heavy coastal flooding in some areas along the Atlantic seaboard.
The last snowstorm to drop at least 12 inches of snow on all of the five of the East Coast’s largest cities – Boston, New York, Philadelphia, Baltimore and Washington, D.C. – was the Presidents Day Storm in Feb. 2003. But it’s expected that the region will suffer the same experience with Jonas, which will affect over 50 million Americans.
HollywoodLifers, are you in an area that’s going to be hit by this massive storm? What are you doing to prepare for it?