After days of freezing temperatures, the Northeast braced for a large storm that would dump greater than a foot of snow in lots of areas, create blizzard-like situations and trigger journey issues for the following few days.
The storm system lined components of the Midwest with essentially the most snow some locations had seen in a number of years. Chicago obtained almost 7 inches of snow Sunday morning, inflicting the cancellation of a few hundred flights on the metropolis’s two airports. In Wisconsin, snow depth in some counties close to Lake Michigan had reached greater than 15 inches, and snow was nonetheless falling.
“That is extra snow than we have seen in a decade,” Chris Stumpf, a meteorologist with the Nationwide Climate Service in Sullivan, Wisconsin, instructed the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.
Three to five inches of snow hit central Ohio early Sunday, making some roads slippery. Washington, DC and components of Virginia had additionally obtained some snow, with as much as three inches in some areas. Within the afternoon, the snow was anticipated to hit Pennsylvania.
Heavy snowfalls falling from one inch to three inches per hour have been forecast for Monday in New York, New Jersey and Connecticut, the Nationwide Climate Service stated. A lot of the area might expertise blizzard-like situations, with 12 to 18 inches of snow.
Temperatures have been anticipated to be within the higher 20s to decrease 30s for the New York Metropolis metropolitan space.
Snow was anticipated to start falling in Massachusetts Monday morning, kicking up a foot of snow to influence the in a single day commute. The storm will hit northern New England later that night time, forecasters stated.
Winds sturdy sufficient to knock down tree limbs with gusts of 35 to 50 mph have been forecast for the storm.
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