Hi Islandcruz. I live in NY and they are calling this a Noreaster. They are predicting hurricane force winds with power outages expected. Right now, 10" is expected. But, the worst by far, will be the 50+ mph winds, golf ball sized hail and flooding that's expected. It is to start Sunday and continue through Tuesday. It will be one of those sit and just spin sort of storms. No early Spring for us. A'ndrea
I think the worse is by me now. This thing does pack a little punch. It did fizzle a bit for my location, but at the same time I have rarely seen the marsh back up with ocean water and white caps other than a hurricane. Could be the moon and tides adding to it.
Our highest wind was 34mph so far, and did make the trees sway. Wish I was sending some Sweet Tea up North instead of this..we just clocked 42mph gust!
As we say down here "batten down the hatches" and "hunker down" it could get nasty.
Hi Islandcruz. Oh yeah, it's begun! Our elevation is higher than 1500 feet, so we are getting the actual "winter" effects from this Spring Noreaster. Governor Spitzer has been on the air warning of power outages. The American Red Cross has given informational broadcasts, as well. It definitely is a hunker down kind of storm. I've purchased my bottled water, have the flashlights on my kitchen counter and candles ready, just in case. My husband flew out to Las Vegas this morning on business. So, it's just me and the girls and I'm 30 minutes to the nearest grocery store. I am not taking any chances. They say to expect the storm to go until Tuesday with flooding, sleet, snow, ice and, high winds in excess of 60 mph. Oh my !
Thanks for your concern. You take care too.