With winter upon us, it is inevitable that the season will bring storms, ice, snow, and all-around chaos at some point during its allotted months. And 2013 is no exception. Mother Nature has mixed up a large helping of significant snowfall, freezing temperatures, bone-chilling winds and white-out blizzards, making this nor'easter a major force to be reckoned with.
AccuWeather meteorologist Bernie Rayno is quoted saying that the nor'easter, now named Hercules, "...is likely to be the coldest weather for much of the Northeast since January 2009."
— Steve Annear (@steveannear) January 3, 2014
One storm watcher records in fast time just how much snow Hillsborough, NJ is getting.
The Weather Channel is offering live and up to the minute updates on this brutal storm, as well as documenting some of the catastrophes it is causing.
— TWC Breaking (@TWCBreaking) January 3, 2014
With Hercules spanning from as far south as Georgia and all the way up through Canada it's safe to say that many of us will be restricted as far as travel, work, and just stepping outside to get the paper. The nor'easter is expected to dump anywhere between 6 and 21 inches of snow and its gaining momentum. More than 100 million people throughout the northeast and midwest will be affected.
It's not just snow and frigid temperatures either - Hercules is causing problems along the coast with huge rolling waves and torrid surf.
— Steven Bognar (@BogsWBZ) January 3, 2014
Between the cold, wind, snow, interstate pile-ups and complete weather mess that this nor'easter is bringing, it's advised by the meteorologists to stay inside and keep warm. So stock up on supplies, make sure you've got a safe and reliable heating source and hunker down if you're in the path of this storm. They named it Hercules for a reason.
— Kelsi Gallagher (@sexuwhale) January 3, 2014
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