- “Historic”, “Catastrophic” Winter Storm Paralyzes Atlanta As Pax Creeps Up East Coast!
by Tyler Durden, www.zerohedge.com
Not a week seems to pass without yet another “historic” winter storm assuring that virtually all winter economic data so far in 2014 can be ignored… if it is bad that is – if the data is good, it’s thanks to the “recovery” which however is not strong enough for the Fed to end its “unconventional” policy. The latest one – Pax. Weather.com’s description of what is about to be unleashed on Atlanta and the entire Eastern Seaboard is nothing short of a review of the movie The Day After Tomorrow: “Potentially “catastrophic” Winter Storm Pax began unfolding before dawn Wednesday in the Atlanta area as temperatures dropped below freezing and sleet and freezing rain began to fall.”
The National Weather Service’s warning was not exactly cheery: “Let’s just start by saying this winter storm may be of historic proportions for the area,” the agency said in a forecast analysis. “We’re looking at significant snowfall totals north and significant, crippling ice totals, especially along the Interstate 20 corridor.” Eli Jacks, a meteorologist with National Weather Service, said forecasters use words such as “catastrophic” sparingly. Not in this case.
“Sometimes we want to tell them, ‘Hey, listen, this warning is different. This is really extremely dangerous, and it doesn’t happen very often,'” Jacks said.
The service’s memo early Wednesday called the storm “an event of historical proportions.”
It continues: “Catastrophic … crippling … paralyzing … choose your adjective.”