Snow Piles Up in the Northeast
Heavy snow continues to fall across New England this morning with some spots already reporting over half a foot of accumulation! Here are some snow reports from across the region so far today:
- Warwick, NY: 7″
- Danbury, CT: 6.4″
- Bronx, NY: 6″
- Franklin Lakes, NJ: 5″
- Stamford, CT: 4″
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The snow is expected to continue into this evening with snowfall rates topping 1″ or even 2″ per hour at times. Earlier today, thundersnow was reported in Connecticut!
Thundersnow in central CT! pic.twitter.com/wwOTbSNcg9
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Along with the snow, strong winds are also associated with this area of low pressure. This has lead to blizzard conditions for parts of Long Island. Snow could stack up to 10-16″ there will sustained winds of 25 to 35 mph with isolated gusts of 50 mph. Travel will be treacherous through this evening.
Major cities will also feel the brunt of this system. New York City is forecast to get 8-12″ of snow and winds around 15-25 mph. Along with the snow and wind, temperatures will also be falling. Wind chill values tonight could drop as low as the single digits. Boston could pick up a foot to a foot and a half of snow through tonight! Hartford, CT is also forecast to get 12-18″ by tonight.
Travel will likely be slow and hazardous in many spots in New England for the rest of the day. Airport delays are also likely for much of the Northeast as this system continues to bring heavy snow and strong winds.
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