Today, a massive winter storm is set to batter the east coast after two separate storm systems have merged together and headed toward the northeast. Today’s Video of the Day comes from NASA’s Aqua satellite and shows the two weather systems merging together to form what is now being referred to as March Madness.
According to the forecasters at the National Weather Service’s Prediction Center (WPC), a low pressure system moving across the midwest will join with another low pressure system from the southeast.
“This will allow for a strong nor’easter to develop near the coast and cause a late-season snowstorm from the central Appalachians to New England, including many of the big cities in the Northeast U.S.”
Last week, unusually warm temperatures in the northeast had many ready to prematurely celebrate the arrival of spring. But with 18 to 30 inches of snow expected in some parts of New England, it is clear that this March Madness superstorm has thrown a wrench in those plans.
By Rory Arnold, Earth.com Staff Writer
Source: NASA/NOAA GOES Project