Good evening, @ddicts. The Eastern Seaboard continues to take a pounding...I'm sure the headline below will come as no surprise. Please be careful!!! I wish all my friends well in the affected areas.
Crippling snow from Mid-Atlantic to Northeast
James Wilson, Lead Meteorologist, The Weather Channel
Dec. 19, 2009 8:55 pm ET
The powerful Gulf Low that brought flooding rains to Georgia, South Carolina, and severe and life threatening flooding, (12 to 18 inches) from Hollywood, Florida to Miami is now a historic Nor'easter dumping blinding snow in the Northeast.
This massive Atlantic storm will continue to strengthen, dumping dangerously heavy snow and producing even white-out conditions from Baltimore to Philadelphia to New York City to Southern New England and Boston.
A large swath of record and dangerous December snows have reached 14 to 20 inches or more already burying major cities from western North Carolina to Washington, DC.
Record 24 Hour snowfall records have been set in Roanoke,Virginia, Washington, DC, and Baltimore, Maryland and 2nd highest for Philadelphia so far with this monster snowstorm.
Interior mountains of West Virginia to western Virginia have had 26 to 32 inches of snow.
The heaviest final totals of 1 to 2 feet for the big cities will occur from northern Virginia including Washington, DC Maryland including Baltimore and the Delaware Valley including Philadelphia across Long Island to southern Rhode Island and Cape Cod.
Winter storm warnings remain posted overnight from eastern Kentucky and southern Ohio, through most of the Mid-Atlantic, to Southern New England, with Blizzard Warnings for Long Island to southern Rhode Island and Cape Cod.
North to Northeast winds will swirl 25 to 30 mph with gusts reaching 40 to 50 mph along the Northeast coastal areas from Long Island, southern Rhode Island to Cape Cod tonight into early Sunday.
Combine the winds with the heavy snow and travel will be treacherous and not recommended on I-81 and I-95 through early Sunday.
Air travel has come to a standstill with the heavy snow and wind. You can expect very long delays or even widespread flight cancellations through tonight through early Sunday.
The intensifying Atlantic storm will move northward to off Long Island by late tonight before heading eastward to Cape Cod and then south of Nova Scotia by Sunday.
The dangerous blizzard with blinding snow and dangerous winds will be persisting from southern Rhode Island and Cape Cod overnight into early Sunday, dumping over a foot of snow.
Finally the storm will move completely out to sea by early afternoon on Sunday, all that will remain is the ongoing shoveling and plowing.