As Winter Storm Nemo brings snow to the Great Lakes on its way to the Northeast United States, meteorologists believe it has the potential to become a seriously crippling blizzard for people throughout the Northeast. Forecasts include a STORM:CON 10 index for Boston — the first issuing of a “10″ on this new winter weather index — with a potential 2-3 feet of snow expected, as well as similar amounts in parts of Connecticut, Rhode Island and Maine. Wind gusts along parts of the coast could reach hurricane force, and there could be coastal flooding. To help people in the Northeast prepare for Winter Storm Nemo, and to keep them abreast of developments during the storm, The Weather Channel has announced its coverage plans.
The Weather Channel will be preempting all programming to cover Winter Storm Nemo 24/7 from today (Thursday, Feb. 7) through Saturday (Feb. 9). TV coverage will include:
* A special edition of Wake Up With Al on Friday, Feb. 8, at 5am ET. Host Al Roker will report from Boston, and host Stephanie Abrams will cover from New York City
* On-camera meteorologists will be stationed throughout the Northeast, including Jim Cantore in Boston; Mike Seidel along the Massachusetts coast; Eric Fisher in Boston; Paul Goodloe in New York City; and Janel Klein in Hartford, CT.
* TV coverage of Winter Storm Nemo will also include reports from NBC News correspondents Ron Mott in Providence, RI; Ron Allen in Hartford, CT; Rehema Ellis in New York City; Anne Thompson on Long Island; and Jay Gray in Boston. (NOTE: All meteorologists’ and reporters’ locations are fluid and may change depending upon Winter Storm Nemo’s path.)
*The Weather Channel features Winter Storm Central online to get news and tips on winter weather preparedness, winter safety, home protection and driving and more. The online element will also feature a Winter Storm Nemo Tracker Map, which includes such details as location, snowfall and wind speed. Users can choose to view the storm in different layers, including previous, current and forecast paths.
* As the storm progresses, The Weather Channel will offer a chance to chat live with experts and meteorologists about Winter Storm Nemo at weather.com.
Our thoughts are with all who may be affected by Winter Storm Nemo. Stay safe!