Whatever you call it (Snowquester or Saturn), the March winter storm currently hitting the Midwest and racing towards the Mid-Atlantic and Northeast regions is packing a powerful punch. On March 5, The Weather Channel announced that it is extending its coverage of the storm and sending seasoned meteorologist Jim Cantore to Washington, D.C. to provide live reports on Thursday. If you live anywhere in or around the DC area, look out. Wherever Cantore shows up, the weather is expected to be at its worst.
Jim Cantore is the “Mike Wallace” and “Where’s Waldo?” of meteorology. When he shows up, residents can expect the weather to get interesting, to say the very least. Jim’s passion for reporting during extreme weather events is well known among TWC viewers. Whether it’s a winter storm with thunder snow, an ice storm, tornado chasing, or a dangerous hurricane, there’s no place this seasoned and experienced meteorologist would rather be than right in the eye of the storm.
Jim Cantore and Reynolds Wolf will begin live reports from Washington, D.C. on Wednesday morning. On Tuesday, Mike Seidel is reporting live from Bolingbrook, located 28 miles southwest of Downtown Chicago.
To stay abreast of the latest information on the winter storm, follow The Weather Channel on Twitter at TWC Breaking. Jim Cantore also posts regular updates on his Twitter page. Below are a few of his recent posts from March 4-5.
- “Staying in DC due to cooling potential.”
- “06z NAM and GFS continue to show BIG #snow elevation event for western VA, WV & MD. C U there!”
- “18z NAM keeps heaviest #snow north of #chicago but hammers #DC.”
- “We will see how it shakes out.”
For the latest information on Winter Storm Saturn’s expected snowfall rates, the flood threat, and how cities are preparing for the storm, head to Winter Storm Central on weather.com. It includes video forecasts that track Saturn across the Midwest and East, a live ticker with the latest analysis and tweets, and a slideshow of images.
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