March Madness! 50 million people brace for up to TWO FEET of snow as monster nor’easter prepares to bury the Northeast and bring blizzard conditions in Spring
Winter Storm Stella is headed to the East Coast as officials warn storm could bring blizzard conditions
Northeast states including New Jersey, Pennsylvania and New England all under winter storm watch
Blowing snow and strong winds could lead to whiteout conditions with visibility as poor as a quarter mile
Authorities warning millions to prepare for widespread power outages, road closures and flight disruptions
Forecasters predict Winter Storm Stella to bring the season’s biggest snowstorm with up to 24 inches
Thousands of flights have been cancelled at JFK, Newark Liberty, La Guardia and Logan International airports
By REGINA F. GRAHAM
13 March 2017
The East Coast is under blizzard watch beginning Monday night as authorities advise 50 million people to prepare for what could be the worst storm this winter season from New York City to Boston.
Winter Storm Stella is expected to sweep the New York region with possible blizzard conditions, as experts predict the region could see 12 to 24 inches of wind-blasted snow from Monday to early Wednesday.
New York City issued a snow alert for Monday night into Tuesday, expecting snowfall rates of up to 2 to 4 inches per hour Tuesday morning and afternoon, with gusts of up to 50 mph.
‘This would certainly be the biggest snowstorm of the 2017 winter season in New York City,’ said Faye Barthold, a weather service meteorologist based on Long Island.
Authorities are warning residents to prepare for the possibility of widespread power outages, road closures and flight disruptions.
New Yorkers began stocking up on groceries, salt and emergency supplies over the weekend as they prepared for a snow day inside.