NEW YORK – A major winter storm has arrived in NYC and is beginning to dump very heavy snow onto the Tri-State, falling as quick as 2 inches per hour.
Metro and suburban NY, NJ and CT will probably see 6 to eight+ inches of snow Tuesday, FOX 5 NY’s Mike Woods now predicts, a dramatic meteorological plot twist following Central Park’s 700-day snow drought.
A Winter Storm Warning covers the whole area — stretching from Lengthy Island, via northern NJ and up the Hudson Valley – as officials warn drivers to stay off the roads, anticipating a harmful Tuesday morning commute. Flights are canceling, schools are closing and communities are bracing for energy outages.
Winter climate alerts in impact within the Northeast and New England. (FOX Climate)
AWinter Storm Warning is now in impact all through the whole space. Because the system pushes off the East Coast, it is pulling within the colder air from the north of Canada.
A wintry combine shifting north to south as snow is taking on. Temperatures are within the decrease 30s, lingering across the freezing mark in NYC.
“It is trying like that rain-snow line has been sinking right down to the south, and all collectively, it appears to be like like it will sink a little bit additional than what it appeared to,” FOX 5 NY‘s Mike Woods mentioned.
7 a.m. to midday
All the space ought to see snow because the morning commute picks up. Temperatures will stay within the decrease 30s throughout snowfall.
NYC and NJ — do not be stunned in case you hear thunder throughout at the moment’s snowfall! That exhibits simply how intense this storm is shaping as much as be.
Snow will fall quickest throughout commuting hours, at charges of 1 to 2 inches per hour. Count on 20 to 25 mph winds with gusts as much as 40 within the metropolis and on Lengthy Island.
“We’re strongly encouraging New Yorkers, if you do not have to exit, keep house,” NYC Mayor Eric Adams mentioned Monday.
The system strikes nearly totally out of the world, and by tomorrow afternoon, situations will calm from west to east. Temperatures will attain the mid 30s within the metropolis.
The Winter Storm Warning ends.
Based on FOX 5 NY meteorologist Nick Gregory’s forecast, northern New Jersey, the Decrease Hudson Valley and the inside of Connecticut will see 9 to 12 inches of snow.
New York tri-state space snowfall forecast from Monday into Tuesday, Feb. 12-13, 2024. (FOX Climate)
New York Metropolis, Lengthy Island and metro New Jersey will see 6 to eight+ inches.
Anticipated snow totals really drop within the northern Tri-State counties, like Dutchess and Putnum, which ought to count on solely 3 to five inches.
The specter of 4 inches of snow. (FOX Climate)
If heavy snow banding is persistent, NYC may see 13 inches of snow. Areas north and west of the town would see 14 to 16 inches, whereas Lengthy Island would report 9 to 10 inches.
Excessive-end quantity of snow totals for Tuesday’s storm
On the flip aspect, if the storm developments additional south and the rain-to-snow changeover is gradual, NYC will solely see 4 inches of snow. Some northwestern areas would see 4 to six inches, whereas components of Lengthy Island would see little to no accumulation.
Low-end quantity of snow totals for Tuesday’s storm
Extra watches, warnings and advisories
The snow, mixed with wind gusts of 30 to 40 mph may trigger some energy outages, whereas a Coastal Flood warning has been issued for southern Nassau County and a Coastal Flood Advisory is in impact for a lot of the remainder of New York Metropolis, Lengthy Island, southern Connecticut and jap New Jersey.
Mid-winter climate outlook: ‘6 extra weeks’ of winter
New York Metropolis’s Central Park has recorded a measly 2.3 inches of snow this winter, however FOX 5 NY’s Nick Gregory mentioned the world has the potential for a minimum of one other 15 inches, in accordance with his mid-winter forecast.
Just one or two first rate storms will assist us attain this projected whole, and Nick forecasts that February will present the right situations for winter storm improvement.
The U.S. is experiencing a strong El Niño, which means the Tri-State is extra prone to see warmer-than-average temperatures and wetter-than-average precipitation.
As we transfer ahead, robust El Niño situations will proceed, which means February will characteristic the identical sort of climate we have seen: above-average temperatures and borderline rain-snow occasions.
“I believe winter can be extended right here, and I do suppose that we’ll in all probability have a very good surge of chilly climate coming within the center a part of February, [creating the potential for a snow storm or two,” Nick mentioned.