Popping in for a moment to suggest that those of you in the east take stock of what you plan to do if the seas come in, the road washes out, power goes off and up to five feet of snow (!) falls out of nowhere. People who know about this stuff are using very strong adjectives to describe pressure trends in the storm’s middle part.

Random thought: it would be great if some organization had offices in neighborhoods all over the affected areas and could mobilize an army of volunteers to knock on doors to check that people are okay. That could really help in a nigh-unprecedented situation like this.