A foot of snow, icy cold forecast for northeastern US

Caroline Beck
February 12, 2017

Airlines cancelled more than 3,000 flights, winter storm warnings stretched from ME to New Jersey and salt trucks deployed across the region on Thursday as the season's most risky snow event rolled into the Northeast.

Meteorologists expect 3 to 5 inches of accumulation, nothing like the kind of snow that is falling on New York City and Boston, which are expecting 1 foot and up to 20 inches of the white stuff respectively before it's all over.

Flightaware.com reported that airlines had canceled more than 2,700 flights affecting the United States on Thursday.

New York Mayor Bill de Blasio tweeted Wednesday night that his city would close its schools.

Snowfall forecasts range from a few inches in central New York to a foot or more in the Hudson Valley, New York City and Long Island.

New Jersey: State government offices are closed for non-essential employees, as are courts. About 1 million students attend the city's 1,800 public schools, making it the largest school district in the US.

The biggest and longest-lasting snowstorms, including a blizzard that dumped the heaviest amount of snow on record in NY previous year, tend to occur when such blocking patterns are in place, prolonging the period in which heavy snow can fall. Other areas including NY and Binghamton also broke snow records.

The storm is so rapidly intensifying with winds gusting to 45 miles per hour that it is "making air travel hard, if not impossible", the Capital Weather Gang reported.

Callejon hails Ronaldo as world's best ahead of Napoli-Madrid tie
With one eye on the return of the UEFA Champions League next week, the team has to fine-tune their accuracy ahead of that. He had tallied seven goals in 16 matches for Madrid this campaign. "I don't know if it will affect us".


The Washington region's three airports - BWI International, Reagan National and Dulles International - said operations are normal but some flights to snowy destinations are canceled. PSEG Long Island has said that it is preparing for power outages.

He said state workers will work through the night to be "all systems go" for tomorrow's morning commute. Boston has 125 public schools with about 56,000 students. All state courthouses will also be closed for the day. By about 9 a.m., 6 inches of snowfall had hit the Bronx.

Marra expects the storm to significantly taper off by 3 p.m.

This storm is moving from west to east, from land out to sea, so it can't be classified as a nor'easter.

The region did have a nor'easter on January 24.

The inclement weather will likely start as rain following the warm streak that pushed temperatures into the mid-60s Wednesday.

A billboard featuring "Celebrate winter in New York city!" is shown on a building on Times Square seen through a window covered with snow in New York City, the United States, on February 9, 2017.

Temperatures will remain in the low 20s Friday before rising back up to 41 degrees by the weekend.

Other reports by TheDailyFarc

Discuss This Article

FOLLOW OUR NEWSPAPER