Every time the East getsa big storm, most Easterners seem to think it sneaks in somewhere around Dallas and devastates everything from there to the Eastern Seaboard.
Weather forecasters back East aren't much of a help. Most forecasts begin talking about their weather map along about Dallas with little mention that there is a storm building in from the Pacific. Most national forecasters pay little note to the storm's action over the West.
As the storm passes inland, most Westerners chuckle that it will be a big surprise storm back East in a couple of days. It would behoove Easterners to pay better attention during geography class and realize the nation doesn't end with the Eastern time zone.