Saturday, December 19, 2009
And there it is, the textbook Nor'easter.
That map tells a lot. The lightness of h20 saturated air compared to N2 and O2, the ability of air to absorb the moisture off the water, the temperature differences between the ocean and land that help drive the pressure systems, and the classic structure of a Nor'easter, pulling the water vapor right off the ocean from a north easterly direction. Its a nice little sequence that might go down in the record books. What month was the blizzard of '96?