Is All This Rain From IDA?

The answer is complicated!  The tropical system called IDA is no longer but now we now have a very strong coastal storm in her place.  Think of it as the spawn or offspring of IDA.   The storm developing off the coast today spun up as a result of Ida but it’s NON-tropical.  It is no longer driven warm water and by big, tall thunderstorms releasing heat.  Now it is fueled by the temperature differences on either side of the storm.  It now has cold air at its core and very little thunderstorm activity.

But we are still in for a doozy of a storm.  Rain totals will end up on par with tropical systems (some places could top 6”) and because this storm will stall offshore, tropical storm force winds and waves will batter the coast for more than 2 days.

*posted by Andrew Freiden*


5 Responses to Is All This Rain From IDA?

  1. Mighty Dyckerson says:

    I don’t know if I would call this a “doozy.” More like a whopper…or maybe a humdinger.

  2. afreiden says:

    If you go with a 1:10 water:snow ratio, that would give you a hefty 60 inch snowfall. That would be a record.

  3. Kristin Thomas says:

    That makes me want to cry when I think about how much snow this storm would equal. REALLY hope we see more storms like this as the winter comes and we have some good, solid cold air in place!

  4. Phil Riggan says:

    Six inches of rain? How would that translate into snow? Three feet? As long as it clears for the weekend (and doesn’t rise over the roads….)

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