AccuWeather Alert: Nor'easter leaves behind significant snow, slushy mess

09 March, 2018, 09:53 | Author: Valerie Santiago
  • Watches warnings and advisories issued in viewing area.
								Posted Mar. 5 2018 6:08 AM					Updated Mar. 5 2018 6:08 AM

As usual, the impact of the storm depends on its eventual path - still uncertain - as it passes through the area, forecasters said.

Yet workers like Tymire Gould who had to fearless the treacherous commute into the city to ensure the sidewalks and streets were cleared for pedestrians, the winter storm is just a part of the job.

A developing nor'easter could dump as much as a foot of snow across NY and New Jersey on Wednesday, according to the latest forecasts.

He said northwest Providence County is expected to get anywhere from 6 to 10 inches of snow.

More than 20,000 PECO customers remained without power on Tuesday afternoon, the remnants of more than 600,000 outages from the Friday storm that generated wind gusts past 60 miles per hour. "People on the coast and with travel interests in the Northeast should monitor the progress of the potential storm".

Nonessential second-shift state employees are being told not to report to work Wednesday evening.

This time, the heaviest accumulations of a foot of snow or more are most likely from parts of northern New Jersey, the Poconos and the Catskills into western and northern New England, including western and northern CT, western and central Massachusetts, New York's Hudson Valley and parts of southern Vermont, New Hampshire and Maine.

More than 200,000 customers in the region are without power. The governors of New Jersey and Pennsylvania declared states of emergency.

Just over 5 inches of snow had fallen at the Portland International Jetport at 4 a.m., according to the weather service. Forecasters said Pennsylvania, New Jersey and the New York City area could get a foot or more of snow, and MA 1 feet.

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State highway officials are warning of treacherous driving conditions in through the afternoon and evening hours, with snow falling at a rate of 2-to-3 inches an hour in some areas and causing whiteout conditions.

A slight consolation is that the storm is not expected to bring the coastal flooding like the one last week.

He said he expected 6 to 9 inches of snow in the warning area of Long Island, with accumulations dropping off to about 1 to 3 inches on the East End.

A Winter Storm Watch remains in effect from Wednesday afternoon through Thursday evening. Most of the snow is expected to fall Thursday and Thursday night.

Video has emerged showing a house in MA being smashed and also a tree falling on power lines in NY.

Amtrak said it was cancelling some train services today, and regional rail trains in Philadelphia will operate on a weekend schedule.

Strong winds are on tap for this snowstorm, though not quite as powerful as the destructive gusts during the nor'easter on Friday and Saturday.

Crocker said he is "pretty concerned" about this new storm.

Gusts of up to 60 mph were forecast on Cape Cod, 45 mph at the Jersey shore and 30 mph around suburban Philadelphia.



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Storm warning in effect
Total snow accumulations of 2 to 4 inches, with localized amounts up to 5 inches, and ice accumulations of a glaze are expected. Lessor said parts of the the shoreline could avoid snow altogether and get more rain "depending on how close the storm gets".