Nor’easter Winter Storm 2020
A nor’easter is closing in on the Northeast U.S., where it’s set to drop 1 to 2 feet of snow and possibly bring near-blizzard conditions.
ABC News – USA – By Wednesday evening, heavy snow will be ongoing in northern New Jersey, New York City, Pennsylvania and some of southern New England.
Winds could reach 50 mph in some areas, especially along the coast.
Overnight, snowfall rates could reach 1 to 2 inches per hour with near blizzard conditions possible in New York, New Jersey and New England.
“This could be the biggest storm in several years,” New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio warned.
The heaviest snow — 1 to 2 feet — will be from central Pennsylvania through New York’s Hudson Valley and Catskills, and into southern New England.
The storm has led to over 750 flight cancellations.
Snowfall is underway in Washington, D.C., but it’s expected to quickly change to a wintry mix and rain. The rain and sleet ends Wednesday night, leaving about 1 to 2 inches of snow behind.
Snow is also falling in Philadelphia, but by the evening it’ll mix with sleet and rain. The city could see a total accumulation of 4 to 8 inches, while suburbs to the west and north of the city could see 1 foot or more.
In New Jersey, where over 1 foot is possible in some areas, Gov. Phil Murphy has declared a state of emergency beginning at 2 p.m.
In New York City, snow begins around 4 p.m. The area could see 6 to 14 inches of snow.
New York City has issued a travel advisory, urging residents to stay off the roads as much as possible.
Road crews are ready to clear the snow in Essex County. Residents must remove vehicles from the streets and restaurants must take down outdoor dinning areas to help in snow removal. Also, officials are warning folks to be aware of fallen trees and down powerlines. pic.twitter.com/RfBGkvnudr
— Anthony Johnson (@AJohnsonwabc7) December 16, 2020