If you live anywhere in or around Boston, look out! Jim Cantore from The Weather Channel confirmed on Jan. 1 that he’s headed to Beantown to cover Winter Storm Hercules. On New Year’s Day, he tweeted that he’s leaving for Boston on Thursday morning. A follower tweeted back, “No rest for Jim Cantore…from the Winter Classic to Boston for Winter Storm #Hercules coverage.”
Yesterday and today, Jim was in Ann Arbor, Mich. for the highly anticipated NHL Winter Classic, which took place on a snowy New Year's Day and pitted the Toronto Maple Leafs against the Detroit Red Wings. On Wednesday, Cantore tweeted out a few photos from the Big House.
So, he leaves one freezing place and heads to another – just in time for Winter Storm Hercules to arrive in Boston. This is terrible news for residents because whenever Jim Cantore shows up, the weather is expected to be at its worst. According to The Weather Channel, Hercules, the first winter storm of 2014, will certainly pack a powerful punch, especially in the Boston area. Jon Wiltgen from TWC wrote on Wednesday:
Expect significant flight delays at the major Northeast hubs from late Thursday into early Friday, and challenging winter driving conditions from Thursday into Friday.
Alex Sosnowski concurred and posted on the AccuWeather website:
The storm will affect more than 70 million people in the Midwest and the Northeast combined and could have a major negative impact on travel for people returning from holiday destinations. People should be prepared for flight delays and cancellations because of direct and indirect impacts from the far-reaching storm.
Jim Cantore will be right in the middle of Winter Storm Hercules when he begins his live reports for The Weather Channel. He’s like the “Mike Wallace” of weather. When Jim shows up, residents can expect the weather to misbehave badly. It’s never good when he's in your own backyard. Early in Dec., Jim was stationed in Dallas to provide live updates on Winter Storm Cleo, which clobbered the southern city. Back in Feb. of 2013, he was in Boston to cover Winter Storm Nemo when the historic storm pounded New England with blizzard conditions and three feet of snow.
Jim’s passion for field reporting during extreme weather events is well known among TWC viewers. Whether it’s thunder snow, an ice storm, tornado chasing, or a category 5 hurricane, there is no place this seasoned and experienced meteorologist would rather be than right in the “eye of the storm.”
To see Jim Cantore experience thunder snow, a rare weather phenomenon, be sure to watch the video above.
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