Afphys would love to talk meteorology with you.
Me? It’s been too long since I graduated and sadly have forgotten some of the more pertinent factors affecting storms like this.
All I know is that although we live in an area that tends to get nothing worse than snow (Central NY), I am ready for it and will be spending my off the computer time cleaning and doing laundry so if we DO lose power, I’m not stuck for clean clothes or a warm shower.
Power and surge are the issues. Already a report out on economic impacts - $30-40 Billion in economic loss. I always think that part is overblown. It's like people boycotting gas pumps on "Tuesday." Doesn't do any good because people just buy their gas on Monday or Wednesday....