Winter Storm Quinn Has Caused Thousands Of Flight Cancellations In The Northeast

09 March, 2018, 09:51 | Author: Rachel Mcdaniel
  • Winter storm warning extended west

No travel is advised in many areas of the Upper Midwest, including all of North Dakota. A mix of rain and snow will continue in Boston into early Thursday morning, after which the storm will move into northern New England.

We are on track to see a ramp up in heavy snow after 9 a.m. once the coastal storm forms.

Heavy, wet snow and gusting winds could take down trees already weakened by last Friday's storm and snap power lines, to the distress of customers who have gone days without power. "People on the coast and with travel interests in the Northeast should monitor the progress of the potential storm". PIX11 reported that the storm was tracking closer to the coast, so New York City might see four to eight inches tomorrow, and Long Island might see one to four inches.

Boston and coastal communities are expected to get mostly rain.

The governors of New Jersey and Pennsylvania declared states of emergency, giving them access to support from the USA government if needed.

Just over 5 inches of snow had fallen at the Portland International Jetport at 4 a.m., according to the weather service.

The National Weather Service has warned that "travel will be very hard to impossible" during both the morning and evening commute Wednesday in Philadelphia.

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The best estimate now is up to 8 inches of snow east of I-81, particularly Wednesday afternoon, with 3 to 8 inches to the west of I-81.

At its peak, the March 2 storm knocked out power to more than 360,000 New Yorkers. "The heaviest snow (and toughest travel) will be Wednesday night and first thing Thursday morning with snowfall rates at 1-2"/hr at times.

Snow will continue to fall as much as an inch an hour before tapering off in most areas later in the morning.

In New England, Interstate 95 could be a key dividing line, with points west due to get as much as 2 feet of snow, and points east getting rain and lower amounts of snow, CNN meteorologist Dave Hennen said. She said many trees that crashed into cars and homes and blocked streets during the last storm had yet to be removed. Parts of the area could have a snow shower that brings a fresh coating.

Wolf said 450 National Guard members are on standby to assist with storm preparations and aftermath.

With the region still dealing with the fallout of Friday's "bomb" cyclone, meteorologists warn that a unsafe sequel is brewing for Wednesday, with up to 10 inches of wet, weighty snow, wind gusts to 40 miles per hour and fresh rounds of power outages. Sustained wind speeds will be increasing to 15 to 20 mph with gusts up to 30 mph probable except gusts up to 45 mph in Monmouth and Ocean Counties.



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