Tim McDonnell is a senior fellow on the Climate Desk, where he covers national energy policy.
Record-breaking snow is expected across the Northeast.
After a few months of mild weather, today and tomorrow the East Coast is in for one hell of a snowstorm. Twenty-nine million people from New Jersey to Maine are under a blizzard alert. Here's the latest snow forecast for the Boston region from the National Weather Service:
And New York:
Here is our latest storm total snow range forecast graphic. pic.twitter.com/0AN8vx7fv9— NWS New York NY (@NWSNewYorkNY) January 26, 2015
The range shown for New York here—up to two feet dumped on the city by Wednesday—is at least down from yesterday's estimates, when, as our friend Eric Holthaus at Slate reported, meteorologists were warning that it could be the largest blizzard in the city's history. Still, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio told residents "to prepare for something worse than we have seen before." The worst of the worst is expected starting Monday afternoon and through Tuesday.
Stay tuned here for more updates, as well as images from inside the storm.