North East braces for up to 18-inches of snow and temperatures as low as 15 degrees as freezing Nor-easter looks set to bring blizzard white-out conditions
High temperatures made it seem like spring was around the corner last week however blizzard watches are back in effect in the Northeast from Monday
Snowfall of 12 to 18 inches is predicted for the area along with sustained winds up to 30mph with gusts up to 50mph
Washington, Baltimore, Philadelphia, New York and Boston are all expected to get at least 12 inches of snow
Gov. Andrew Cuomo is getting New York ready announcing that the New York State Emergency Operations Center will be activated Monday evening, with stockpiles of sandbags, generators and pumps at the ready
12 March 2017
Sunny days and T-shirt temperatures made it appear winter had made an early exit last week.
Unfortunately, it’s not finished yet – at least in the Northeast where a powerful storm with high winds and up to a foot of snow is expected next week.
Forecasters at the National Weather Service said Saturday there’s a blizzard watch for coastal regions including New York City and Boston from Monday night into Tuesday.
There is also a winter storm watch for a larger area that includes much of New Jersey, Pennsylvania, upstate New York and New England.
Tom Kines, senior meteorologist for AccuWeather, told USA Today: ‘A lot would really have to go wrong, so to speak, for this system to not deliver a ferocious punch.
‘Stranger things have happened, but it would take a major turn of events. The reality is we are just hemming and hawing over snow amounts. Who gets six, 12, or even 18.’
He added: ‘The big cities – Washington, Baltimore, Philadelphia, New York, Boston – will probably fall into the six to 12 inch category. But there will be places that get 12 to 18. And it’s not out of the question that New York or Boston will be among those places.’