Tuesday, February 7, 2023

Winter storm hits NY area: rain, snow, wind and dangerous road conditions

what you should Know

  • Rain, snow and high winds reached parts of the New York area Thursday afternoon and will continue through Friday afternoon/evening. Hudson Valley Could see up to 8 inches of snow.
  • Much of New York City will see rain that could make morning commutes difficult on Friday.
  • Some areas could see more than a foot of snow, especially north and west of New York City. Dry weather is expected for the weekend, but it will be cooler. There is another chance of a storm that could bring snow before the Christmas weekend, though the forecast is far from over at this point.

NEW YORK — A long-lasting winter storm began moving through the New York area on Thursday, with heavy snow, ice and rain expected to continue through Friday night that could leave parts of it abandoned. Hudson Valley High winds and torrential rain caused up to 8 inches of snow to fall and flash floods in coastal areas.

In time our authority calls on drivers to exercise caution on the roads. In addition, several schools announced closures. View the list here. Wind gusts up to 50 mph have been issued for coastal areas.

Most of the unstable systems arrived late afternoon and into Thursday evening, bringing rain for many. Those farther north and west saw patches of light snow that quickly turned into snowdrifts, with up to 4.5 inches already covering the ground in parts of Sullivan County, New York. Roads were covered (and slippery) in other parts of northern New Jersey. Hudson Valley,

Isabel Peralta-Hill with details.

Sparse snow will continue to occur in areas north and west of New York City through Friday, and snow is expected to continue in those areas through the afternoon.

As was the case with the storms earlier this week, coastal areas and locations in and around New York City will remain above freezing and about 1-2 inches of rain is expected by Friday evening. Coastal flooding is a concern, although snow and ice buildup north and west of the city is the greatest threat to this system.

north end of Hudson Valley You could see 6 to 8 inches of snow, while a foot or more can be expected at higher elevations.

In light of this, Governor Cathy Hochul is asking New Yorkers to take precautions before severe weather conditions occur.

Due to the extended period of snowfall (Thursday through Friday night), it is possible for accumulations of close to a foot or more, especially north or west of the city. in northwestern New Jersey and in Hudson Valley, can be expected to be between 3 and 8 inches. Snowfall and ice build-up are major concerns.

The largest aggregates of snow are likely to be found at higher elevations in the Poconos and Catskills, but we may see parts of it as well Hudson Valley More than 6 inches of snow. Follow live radar here as the storm gets closer.

A winter storm warning is in effect for Sullivan and western Ulster counties in New York as well as Pike County in Pennsylvania through Friday afternoon.

A Winter Storm Watch has been issued for Orange County in New York. Sussex and Warren counties in New Jersey, as well as part of Passaic County and the eastern part of Ulster County in New York, are under a winter weather advisory. Depending on location and elevation, any of these areas can see snow accumulations of 0 to 6 inches.

Additional watches, clocks and warnings are expected from the National Weather Service later Thursday. View the latest weather alerts for your neighborhood here.

The most important things to know about hurricanes

  • Winter weather will be seen in the interior and northern regions.
  • Accumulations between 5 and 8 inches or more in mountainous areas.
  • mix of snow, ice and rain in the lower part of Hudson Valley
  • Slippery conditions north of the I-84 and I-87 freeways.
  • Rainfall over the rest of the region with possible coastal flooding.

Locally, some snow may continue to the north and west into Saturday morning, but by then the storms will be mostly over, leaving freezing weather over the weekend. From Saturday some wind gusts may start in the north and west.

Even when it starts, temperatures will be in the cool 30s and 40s Hanukkah on Sunday, and will remain so for most of next week.

Elsewhere in the US, a massive storm system caused blizzard-like conditions across the Great Plains and was expected to bring more snow and ice to the northeast. Residents from West Virginia to Vermont have been asked to watch for a potentially significant mix of snow, ice and sleet. The winter blast dumped more than 2 feet of snow in parts of South Dakota and was part of a massive and volatile system that swept across the United States and killed three people in Louisiana.

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