Winter storm warnings – latest: Up to 8 inches of snow could fall in NYC as Northeast braces for ‘thundersnow’

New York City officials brace for looming winter storm

A winter storm could dump a foot or more snow in some areas of the northeastern United States with a rare “thundersnow” phenomenon also expected.

Some of the highest snowfall totals were forecast for parts of New Jersey and southwestern Connecticut, where 12 to 15 inches were possible, according to the National Weather Service.

New York City is projected to see up to eight inches before Wednesday, the NWS forecasts.

Wind gusts could hit 60 mph (100 kph) off the Massachusetts coast and 40 mph (65 kph) in interior parts of southern New England.

“With several inches of snow, poor visibility on the roads, and possible coastal flooding heading our way, New Yorkers should prepare in advance,” mayor Eric Adams said, asking people to “stay home”.

Thundersnow — when lightning forms within a snowstorm — was witnessed in Nashville on Monday night, social media videos show, and may also hit New York City, NWS Meteorologist Bryan Ramsey told The Independent.

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Watch: Thundersnow in Nashville

The rare phenomenon of “thundersnow” – when thunderstorms and snowfall happen at the same time – was witnessed in Nashville on Monday night.

Stuti Mishra13 February 2024 10:00

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NYC officials issue code blue for unhoused people

Ahead of tonight’s winter storm, New York City has issued a “code blue,” which means shelters cannot deny unhoused people seeking a place to stay while it is in effect.

New York City officials will also run 24-hour drop-in centres and enlist volunteers to contact vulnerable people to inform them about the resources available.

Stuti Mishra13 February 2024 09:04

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Snow forecast for Tuesday

At least half a foot of snow is likely for parts of New York City and Long Island while areas of interior Connecticut and the Lower Hudson Valley could see closer to a foot of snow on Tuesday.

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

Stuti Mishra13 February 2024 08:00

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Connecticut bans tractor-trailers from highways

All tractor-trailers are banned from travelling on highways across Connecticut in preparation of the snowstorm.

Governor Ned Lamont signed an order that bans all tandem tractor-trailers and empty tractor-trailers from travelling on all limited-access highways across the state, he wrote on X, previously known as Twitter.

The ban goes into effect at 12 am on Tuesday and will remain in effect until further notice.

Stuti Mishra13 February 2024 06:53

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New Yorkers brace for ‘messy commute’ amid fast-moving storm

The coastal storm that is expected to pack high winds and dump a foot or more of snow has already led to school closures, with warnings also issued against road travel and the possible disruption of flights.

Some of the highest snowfall totals were forecast for the northern suburbs of New York City and southwestern Connecticut, where 12 to 15 inches were possible, according to the National Weather Service.

Wind gusts could hit 60 mph (100 kph) off the Massachusetts coast and 40 mph (65 kph) in interior parts of southern New England.

“It will make for a messy commute tomorrow morning,” Christina Speciale, a meteorologist for the weather service in Albany, New York, said.

“This is a fast-moving storm, so things should be cleared out by tomorrow afternoon.”

Massachusetts governor Maura Healey told all non-essential Executive Branch employees to not report to work on Tuesday. Boston schools were closing and a parking ban was in effect. Similar closures and bans were put in place in other cities and towns. Emergency officials had equipment in place to help keep roads clear.

Stuti Mishra13 February 2024 05:45

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New Yorkers urged to stay off roads ahead of thick snow

Mike Bedigan13 February 2024 05:00

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NYC officials issue code blue for unhoused people

Ahead of tonight’s winter storm, New York City has issued a “code blue,” which means shelters cannot deny unhoused people seeking a place to stay while it is in effect.

New York City officials will also run 24-hour drop-in centres and enlist volunteers to contact vulnerable people to inform them about the resources available.

Mike Bedigan13 February 2024 04:30

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New York Mayor” ‘All our teams are ready’ for snow

New York Mayor Eric Adams reiterated warnings to New Yorkers to stay off the roads unless necessary, ahead of the thick snow.

Mr Adams said his office nad been monitoring forecasts since last week and that “all our teams are ready”.

“Please avoid driving unless absolutely necessary, especially during the morning commute. If you do need to leave your home, please use public transit,” he said.

Mike Bedigan13 February 2024 03:45

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SEE IT: Model of hourly snowfall rates forecasted for Tuesday

Mike Bedigan13 February 2024 02:45

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ICYMI: NYC officials brace for winter storm

New York City officials brace for looming winter storm

Mike Bedigan13 February 2024 02:00