Winter Storm “Jonas” to hit the US East Coast with heavy snowfall and strong winds, coastal flooding possible

Winter Storm Winter Storm “Jonas” is expected to hit parts of the US East Coast on January 22, 2016. The storm will continue throughout the coming weekend, bringing heavy snowfall and major ice accumulations accompanied with strong winds. Coastal flooding along some parts of the Atlantic coast is also possible, National Weather Service (NWS) warned.

A blizzard watch for the afternoon of January 22 through late night on January 23 was already issued by the NWS for Washington, D.C. and Baltimore. This is the first watch of this kind ever issued in advance of the coming storm. Strong winds could cause power outages across the affected areas. [READ MORE]

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