With the second major winter storm in as many weeks hitting the the New England area, meteorologists are warning that the latest may prove to be the most dangerous storm of the year.
The East Coast, and most especially the New England area, has been hit by two named storms in the last two weeks. Winter storm Marcus was still troubling the region when Winter Storm Neptune hit this weekend.
On Saturday morning, Tom Moore, a meteorologist with The Weather Channel, warned the east coast to get ready for “12 hours of hell.”
Moore said that the “fierce storm” headed to the New England area will bring blizzard conditions and as much as nine inches of snow in places like Boston.
But Moore warned most about the bitter winds and freezing temperatures that will swoop down into Massachusetts and parts of Maine.
The meteorologist pointed out that the last storm was warm enough for residents to stay outside and shovel snow but the temperatures coming this weekend will be far too bitterly cold for residents to safely remain outside for long periods of time.
Even as he notes that snow accumulation has been worse in years past, Bill Simpson of the National Weather Service agrees that this weekend could be dangerous. “But still, when you have 8 to 14 inches of snow, wind driven-snow, the cold air and the snow that is already there–it’s probably going to be very difficult for a lot of people,” he said.
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