Blizzard warnings have been issued for New York City, with forecasters warning that the New York - to - Boston corridor could get up to two feet of snow. Two storm systems are merging in the region and are expected to batter the area from Friday night into Saturday.
Associated Press (Boston) reports that forecasters have warned that this blizzard could reach epic proportions and make its way into the history books. Earlier reports have indicated that more than 2000 flights have been canceled.
NOAA National Weather Service provides the most up to date weather information. NOAA recently reported that the Nor’easter is a significant widespread storm that “continues to bring crippling impacts to portions of the Northeast.
Moderate to heavy snow is expected to continue across Pennsylvania, western New York and much of New England before tapering off by Saturday afternoon.” Some regions may receive in excess of two feet. Reports indicate that coastal flooding is also expected on the New Hampshire, Massachusetts and Maine coastlines.
(AP) Boston Mayor Thomas Menino advised “This is a storm of major proportions. Stay off the roads and stay home.” From Maine to New Jersey and north into Canada, citizens are preparing for a difficult weekend. Shoppers are crowding into supermarkets and hardware stores to buy food, supplies, snow shovels, flashlights, batteries and generators.
The National Weather Service is warning that the worst is still to come. As the gusty winds blow, snow continues to fall and areas endure freezing rain. Blizzard-like conditions continue to raise havoc along the New-York to Boston corridor. Wind gusts of 75 mph. and blizzard conditions continue to cripple traffic and 34,000 homes and businesses in Rhode Island have lost power.
If you are planning to travel to the northeastern region, or are expecting visitors from that area, it is recommended that you check your airport for up-to-date flight status.
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