National weather patterns are stacking up for a treacherous few days. Tornadoes in the south, blizzards in the western mountains and high plains, floods in the far north. There is a chance for a major tornado outbreak. The blizzard could be “epic” according to some forecasters. Flooding is projected to break prior records. It is worth scanning Weather.com’s top stories for what’s ahead in the next 48 hours. Maybe Secretary Napolitano was not so concerned about the weather in Port Arthur, as she was concerned to be in D.C. to deal with what is unfolding.
UPDATE: Tornado in Mississippi, blizzard in Colorado, a volcano exploding in Alaska, and flooding in North Dakota (note involvement of US Coast Guard in North Dakota response. The National Guard is, of course, in the thick of things too).