Daily Archives: December 15, 2010

Nor’easter Threat? Doubtful…For Most

In true Nor’easter fashion, a winter storm (or, in this case, pre-winter storm) can just explode when it reaches the Gulf Stream off the Mid-Atlantic Coast as the contrast in temperatures (cold storm, warm waters) allows the bottom to fall out of the low and central pressures to plummet. From there, and if the upper flow is right, the strengthening low is then driven up the coast effecting every place from the Outer Banks of North Carolina to Cape Cod, to Nova Scotia, to Newfoundland with battering winds, torrential rain and — if cold enough — blizzard conditions.

When It’s Cold, Protect Your Pipes!

Born and raised in the South, I’m a typical southerner who thinks highs in the 50’s and 60’s is cold. It’s true us southerners also freak out when there’s a mention of snow in the forecast, even if no accumulation is expected. People here make mad dashes to the grocery stores where they’re willing to […]