Watching the frenzied coverage of Hurricane Isabel by TV reporters during the past week as the storm plodded its path up the South Atlantic Ocean to the Carolina coast, most viewers must have wondered whether the television legmen had ever been in a big storm before.

While Isabel didn’t live up to television’s hopes and expectations, it’s coverage did give TV viewers a glimpse of what to expect on the tube this coming winter when a snowstorm forms on the East coast and develops into a Nor’easter as it moves up the coast.

UPDATE: Glenn Reynolds agrees.