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The atmosphere holds the potential for the development of a powerful super storm off the Atlantic Seaboard of the United States early next week. While this would be true to some extent without the existence of Hurricane Wilma and the former Tropical Storm Alpha, which represent a great reservoir of tropical warmth and moisture, it only ratchets up the potential. The key ingredients in bringing this storm together are twofold. First, a sharply dipping jet stream will be thrusting southward from central Canada and tapping a cold pool to spin up low pressure south of the Great Lakes Monday. The other player, Hurricane Wilma, will cross the Florida Peninsula Monday. It is Monday night and Tuesday when things could get crazy in the meteorological sense. The strong northeast-trending jet stream will scoop up Wilma, with the contribution of energy from Alpha in the form a warm, moist tropical air. At the same time, the low over the Midwest shifts to the coast. As Wilma tracks north just off the East Coast, the storm may be close enough to draw in the cool low from the west and an explosive deepening could result, culminating in a deep and fully merged storm raging off the mid-Atlantic coast Tuesday. This would result in gale force winds along the immediate East Coast with heavy rain farther inland and even snow in the mountains of New England.