Winter storm warnings: NYC schools closed in preparation for possible 'thunderstorm' nor'easter

New York City officials brace for winter storm

The Northeast United States is facing a winter storm that could bring several inches of snow and coastal flooding to several states.

Winter weather warnings remain in place for several northeastern states until Tuesday evening National Weather Service (NWS). The storm could bring up to a foot of snow to parts of New Jersey and Connecticut — and New York City is forecast to get up to eight inches before Wednesday, the NWS said. Predictions.

Thundersnow — when lightning forms in a snowstorm — could also hit New York City, NWS meteorologist Brian Ramsey said. The Independent.

Parts of New York could see coastal flooding Tuesday morning through midday, the NWS said.

Officers are warning Residents were forced to avoid travel and prepare for airport delays as the storm loomed.

This nor'easter comes a month after the first winter storm of 2024 hit the region, ending two-year snow-free streaks in several cities, including New York City and Philadelphia. Last month, Storm Indigo knocked out power to hundreds of thousands of homes, sparked travel chaos at airports and killed dozens across the United States.


Kudos to Mishra13 February 2024 09:04


Snow forecast for Tuesday

New York City and parts of Long Island could see at least half a foot of snow, while parts of inland Connecticut and the Lower Hudson Valley could see a foot of snow on Tuesday.

Here's a map showing the latest forecast from the National Weather Service (NWS).

Kudos to Mishra13 February 2024 08:00


Connecticut bans tractor-trailers from highways

All tractor-trailers are prohibited from traveling on highways across Connecticut in preparation for the blizzard.

Gov. Ned Lamont signed an order banning all tractor-trailers and empty tractor-trailers from traveling on all limited access highways statewide, wrote on X, formerly known as Twitter.

The ban will come into force from 12 midnight on Tuesday and will remain in force until further notice.

Kudos to Mishra13 February 2024 06:53


New Yorkers brace for 'messy ride' amid fast-moving storm

The coastal storm is expected to pack high winds and dump a foot or more of snow, which has already led to school closures, warnings against road travel and possible flight disruptions.

According to the National Weather Service, the northern suburbs of New York City and southwestern Connecticut are forecast to receive the highest snowfall amounts of 12 to 15 inches.

“It's going to make for a messy commute tomorrow morning,” said Christina Speciale, a meteorologist with the Weather Service in Albany, New York.

“It's a fast-moving storm, so things should be cleared by tomorrow afternoon.”

Massachusetts Governor Maura Healey told all non-essential executive branch employees not to go to work on Tuesday. Boston schools were closed and a parking ban was in effect. Similar closures and restrictions were imposed in other cities and towns. Emergency officials had equipment to help keep roads clear.

Kudos to Mishra13 February 2024 05:45


New Yorkers urged to stay off roads due to heavy snow

Mike Pedigan13 February 2024 05:00


NYC officials give code blue to homeless people

Ahead of tonight's winter storm, New York City has a “code blue,” That means homeless people looking for a place to stay can't be denied shelters when they're in place.

New York City officials will run 24-hour drop-in centers and have volunteers contact vulnerable people and inform them of available resources.

Mike Pedigan13 February 2024 04:30


New York Mayor” 'All Our Teams Ready' for Snow

New York Mayor Eric Adams reiterated his warning to New Yorkers to stay off the roads unnecessarily ahead of heavy snow.

Mr Adams said his office had been monitoring the forecast since last week and “all our teams are ready”.

“Avoid unnecessary driving, especially during the morning commute. If you have to leave your home, use public transport,” he said.

Mike Pedigan13 February 2024 03:45


Mike Pedigan13 February 2024 02:45


ICYMI: NYC officials are bracing for a winter storm

New York City officials brace for winter storm

Mike Pedigan13 February 2024 02:00


ICYMI: A nor'easter will bring heavy snow to New York in two years

New York City could see 5-8 inches of snow from this week's winter storm, according to the National Weather Service.

If the Big Apple receives at least six inches, it will be the city's heaviest snowfall since January 2022. CNN reports.

For nearly two years, New York City hasn't seen recordable snow. Last month, when a nationwide winter storm swept through the Northeast, they overcame many cities without snow.

Katie Hawkinson13 February 2024 01:00

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