A Nor'easter is heading directly for New England, promising to dump between 6"-15" inches of snow in some parts while disrupting electricity to potentially millions. Forecasters have said the storm is especially moist, creating freezing rain and wet snow which weighs considerably more than regular snow. Accumulation on trees, power lines and roofs is expected to cause wide spread power outages as a result.
In a scene that looks very odd, snow removal truck were preparing for the coming fury yesterday in 60 degree weather, while leaves were still on the trees in most of the northeast.
So far, Irene is responsible for the deaths of 12 people, and 128 injuries. As the storm grew closer, it weakened and that along with the many evacuations and emergency preparations helped keep the count low.