New York Blizzard Warning 1 PM EST Monday to Midnight Tuesday/Wednesday — Snowfall rates of 2-4 Inches Per Hour

The National Weather Service is using terms like “life-threatening” and “historic” to describe the weather system taking aim at the Northeast.

A disruptive or even crippling and potentially historic blizzard is forecast to impact the Northeast region of the United States from late today into Tuesday night.

Blizzard Warning remains in effect from 1 pm this afternoon to midnight EST Tuesday night.

Locations: New York City and surrounding immediate suburbs. Long Island, and most of southern Connecticut.

Hazard types: Heavy snow and blowing snow, with blizzard conditions.

Accumulations: snow accumulation of 18 to 24 inches, with locally higher amounts possible. Snowfall rates of 2 to 4 inches per hour expected late tonight into Tuesday morning.

Winds: north 20 to 30 mph with gusts 45 to 55 mph, strongest across eastern Long Island.

Visibilities: one quarter mile or less at times.

Temperatures: in the lower 20s.

Timing: light snow will begin this morning, with accumulations of 1 to 3 inches possible by sunset. Snow will pick up in intensity Monday evening, with the heaviest snow and strongest winds from about midnight into Tuesday afternoon.

Impacts: Life-threatening conditions and extremely dangerous travel due to heavy snowfall and strong winds, with Whiteout conditions. Many roads may become impassable. Strong winds may down power lines and tree limbs.

A “potentially historic” storm could dump 2 to 3 feet of snow from northern new jersey to southern Maine starting Monday, crippling a region that has largely been spared so far this winter, the National Weather Service reported.





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