Snowicane to hit Northeast

Winds in some areas could approach hurricane strength. Yikes.

That ‘mix” band in New England of rain and snow almost certainly means roads, power lines, and trees will ice up, creating seriously nasty conditions.

This storm is a nor’easter. Confusingly, a nor’easter does not come from the stormy northeast Atlantic but rather straight up the coast. It is so named because when it hits coastal New England the northeast quadrant is the deadliest because wind and waves are moving in the same direction.