Video From Space Catches East Coast Storm Developing

Ready for Jonas?
By Newser Editors,  Newser Staff
Posted Jan 21, 2016 12:27 PM CST

You may have heard: There's some snow in the forecast for the East Coast, starting at midday Friday and lasting into Sunday. Related coverage:

  • NASA has compiled a time-lapse video of the developing storm, named Jonas.
  • NBC News has a good breakdown of what's expected where.
  • At Slate, meteorologist Eric Holthaus digs into the forecast, noting how unusual it is that "all the major weather models are already locked in so far in advance." Which means: It's coming for sure, and it's going to be big.
  • As of now, 73 million people are under some kind of storm advisory in 15 states, and the Weather Channel has details on everything from snowfall projections and ice to wind and coastal flooding.

  • How much? DC is bracing for 2 feet (more in the suburbs), Philadelphia 12 to 18 inches, and New York City and Long Island 8 to 10 inches. See the National Weather Service for updates.
  • The New York Times has begun a live blog with updates on the storm.
  • It could be DC's worst storm in a century, notes Mashable. On that note, the Washington Post looks back with old photos at the infamous Knickerbocker storm of 1922, DC's deadliest to date. (A theater collapsed, killing 98.)
  • The mayor of Washington, DC, apologized Thursday for the chaos that ensued over a measly inch of snow, reports NBC Washington.
(Read more blizzard stories.)

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