7 things to know about New Jersey's snowy Thursday

Feb 10, 2017, 02:06
7 things to know about New Jersey's snowy Thursday

Roads are deserted after 12 inches of snow fell on the city, grounding more than 1,700 flights and bringing NY to a standstill.

Sustained winds from the north are expected to be 15 to 25 miles per hour, with gusts of 30 to 35 miles per hour., according to AccuWeather. New York's Central Park picked up 6 inches of snow in just three hours on Thursday morning, with 9 inches falling in the same period of time at nearby La Guardia Airport.

The storm should be gone by midday and the sun could even shine Thursday afternoon as crews work to clear snow from roads and sidewalks.

Near whiteout conditions are possible, as are high winds, coastal flooding and power outages.

Several inches of snow: The residents should gear up for at least a few inches of snow during the storm.

Airlines canceled almost 3,000 flights, winter storm warnings stretched from ME to Maryland and salt trucks were deployed across the region on Thursday as the season's most unsafe snow event rolled into the Northeastern region of US.

The core of the storm will occur between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m.

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WBUR meteorologist David Epstein estimates that the area will see snowfall totals between 10 and 15 inches, and some parts of central MA may see additional inches.

The winter storm warning for the area will remain in effect until 6 p.m. Thursday night.

The Northeast is getting a snowy punch Thursday, with some areas expecting a foot or more of the white stuff, according to forecasters. Nevertheless, it's happened right before our eyes and the city now officially resembles a snow globe. Wind chills, or "feels like" temperatures, will bottom out for numerous cities in the Northeast and Midwest. Snow moves in this morning and picks up in intensity very quickly.

A Coastal Flood Advisory (not a warning) has been issued for coastal Ocean, southeastern Burlington, Atlantic, and Cape May counties. In anticipation of the snowstorm, city schools were closed across the city's five boroughs. In fact, over 2200 flights have already been delayed across New York City, Philadelphia, Boston as well as New England.

Walsh said he feels the city is ready for the storm, but it's hard to fully predict the extent of the hazards.

There could be some spots that receive a bit more than 14 inches!

Temperatures are forecast to head up to around 58 degrees at Long Island MacArthur Airport, challenging the daily record of 59, set in 2009.