The Snowy Side of Sandy

If you haven’t already, you can find a slew of images and videos from coastal areas all over the internet (Twitter is a great resource, if you’re not using it) and television regarding Sandy’s impact.  It’s incredible and scary at the same time.  Sandy will come ashore in southern New Jersey (perhaps Delaware) in the next few hours and we’ll no doubt see one of the lowest pressure readings on record when it hits land.

Far away from the coast in West Virginia, western Virginia, western North Carolina, and extreme western Maryland, the snow is flying in the higher elevations of the Appalachian Mountains.  Forecasts predict 2-3 feet of snow will accumulate in the mountains of West Virginia.  This will certainly be a welcome sight for many of the ski resorts as they’ll likely open up a little early this year.  And what a sight it is already:

Snow begins falling in Garrett County, MD. Image from Twitter via user Alan Auglis.

The snowy side isn’t all fun and games.  Two to three feet is no joke, and when it’s combined with high winds, it will certainly lead to power outages for many rural mountainous areas.

But, hey, it’s better than the 40 degrees and rain I’m experiencing right now.

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