With Wintry Weather & Snow On Its Way, Tri-State Residents Say ‘It’s Nuts’

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — You didn’t think you’d have to get your shovels out in October, but it’s time. Mother Nature is set to throw some winter weather our way this weekend.

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Winter Weather Advisories and warnings are in effect from 8 a.m. Saturday to 4 a.m. Sunday for much of the Tri-State area.

Hats, Scarves & Winter Jackets Oh My! 1010 WINS’ Eileen Lehpamer Reports

Starting Saturday afternoon, a wintry mix is expected to hit the Tri-State Area and it will change over to wet snow. The extreme north and west suburbs are expected to get several inches.

So what’s the bottom line?

AccuWeather says that accumulations will be a slush to an inch in New York City and on Long Island, where winds could be strong Saturday night. The potential snow in New York City would be the first to fall in the city before Halloween since 1952.

“The city can expect a slushy coating of up to an inch on lawns and car tops. The roads should mainly just be wet,” AccuWeather’s Dave Bowers said.

We could see 1 to 3 inches near the I-287 line and 3 to 6 inches north and west of the I-287 line.

Saturday night will be very cold with some snow early and then the skies will clear up late.  Temperatures will also drop into the 30’s.

Forecasters say motorists should expect slippery travel throughout Saturday and into Sunday morning.  The New York City Office of Emergency Management has issued a Hazardous Travel Advisory for Saturday.  NJ TRANSIT and the MTA have also advised customers to take extra care and caution when traveling.


In Mahopac, located in Putnam County, people are accustomed to getting a lot of snow, but folks are more than a little surprised they could be getting snow so early.  Snow totals could be significantly higher in Putnam than other places in our viewing area.

“I don’t even want to talk about the snow. I don’t even want to talk. It’s crazy that it’s already snowing in October,” Michelle Deegan told CBS 2’s Scott Rapoport.

“We had frosting on our lawn today. It’s nuts, can’t believe it, it’s October,” said Diana Baker.

1010 WINS’ John Montone reports: New Yorkers Ready For The Storm

Forecasters also say some areas will see heavy, wet snow could stick to trees and power lines and may cause power outages.

“Hopefully no power outage,” said Town of Carmel Highway Superintendent Mike Simone. “I don’t see it being more than a 12-hour storm from what I’m understanding the backside, we’re going to have sun out on Sunday.”

WCBS 880’s Paul Murnane reports: Dealing With The Weather

The National Weather Service says parts of New Jersey could see 6 to 10 inches of snow starting at daybreak before tapering off by Saturday night. Forecasters are calling for four to eight inches of snow from the Hudson Valley to the Catskills.

WCBS 880’s Deborah Rodriguez reports: Snow Already Falling

In Croton Falls, Tom Sullivan rolled in to work with his truck coated with a thin layer of snow Friday morning from up the road in Dutchess County.

“We live up on top of a mountain. We get it and a mile down the hill, it won’t have anything,” he said. “My kids are excited. I don’t care, it doesn’t bother me. Winter’s coming, it’s going to snow. What are you going to do?”

And even if you don’t live in one the areas expected to get snow, it is still going to be cold this weekend with temperatures 10 to 15 degrees cooler than we’re used to seeing this time of year.

Please share your thoughts below…

  • Jnd

    Calm down people we live in the Northeast! It snows get use to it!


    Banning my posts again CBS?

    >One of the many undeclared uses of “HAARP”….freezing protesters.

    We may need to update the Kyota protocol after this one.<

  • Ellen

    Talking about possible power outages tomorrow here in the Boston area. Are they saying the same about New York? Heavy snow is what they say is the culprit.

  • Bkdude64

    Maybe mary missed this story. note the video link description of the location.

    Too bad she wasn’t on that bus though :(

  • Bkdude64

    Mary just go to this link and stfu!! dummy!

  • Bkdude64


  • Kurt

    The Bronx is the only borough of New York City on the U.S. mainland, but it is not part of New England. As I said earlier, New England begins with the state of Connecticut, at least as you are driving up the Interstate 95 corridor.

    • Bkdude64


  • Ellen

    Well, if you don’t like the snow and cold then mover to Florida. Then all you have to worry about is the Hurricanes and Tornadoes.

  • Stuart Pit

    I am so glad I left New York for Alaska. Tired of all the snow and cold weather.

  • Erik

    A trace of snow?? New Yorkers ready for the storm?? What storm?? REAL New Englanders don’t count it as a ‘storm’ until it’s over a foot… wusses!!

    • jtorres

      That’s it’s claim to fame: snow. You’ve got The Patriots and snow, and that’s it. New York has so many more fantastic things, snow just gets in the way

    • Mary Catherine Ham Sandwich

      Heads up dopey…New York is not part of the New England region.

      • Danny

        Ham, You are 1/2 wrong. New England actually begins in The Bronx.

        • bkdude

          For real?

          • joe37

            I think he means the NE thruway

            • bkdude64

              I figured!

        • Mary Catherine Ham Sandwich

          If you are referring to the NE thruway, you are wrong! Go research it dummy.

        • Kurt

          No, he is correct that New York is not part of new England. New England does not begin with the Bronx, it begins with the state of Connecticut. Do any internet search on New England, to see which states it is comprised of. The New England states are Connecticut, Rhode Island, Massachusetts, Vermont, New Hampshire and Maine. I also have a Bachelors and Masters degree in Geography dating back to 1982 and 1984.

          • Charlie

            Bet that got you far in life.

            • Danny

              I was always told the N.E begins in the Bronx. However, it appears that I am wrong and red faced. No need to call me a dummy though. I didn’t disrespect you Ham.

    • Ralph

      who cares about new england? poppulation in the whole new england not even close to what we have in new york city alone. we have the bussiest air space in the world; so any little snow we get- it effects our area.

  • Native Texan

    Glad I live in southeast Texas

    • Erik

      And just have hurricanes, floods, tornadoes and wildfires… and how was the drought this year??

      • JellyBean

        don’t forget BUSH!!!

        • Guest2190

          I live in Northern part of Ontario, Canada and NEVER do I recall having VERY low well water in October! We haven’t had so much rain since July!

  • robertg

    Mother nature is just giving Al Gore the finger for his global warming scam

    • Al Bundy

      Good thing he is NOT a President! He is too busy invent the internet!

      • Erik

        He should have been making sure people like you learn to speak and write English properly.

        • Ryan

          Comments that attack the person rather than the argument are pretty weak…

      • James Jones


        • Liberals Are Evil

          Al Gore is full of __IT!!!

    • Utena

      Actually, it’s probably because of global warming which creates earlier and more freakish winters.

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