National Weather Service
CBS2’s Lonnie Quinn: Move Of 50 Miles Made Difference Between Paralyzing Blizzard And Mild Snowstorm
The Blizzard of 2015 turned out only to be a minor snowstorm for the boroughs of New York City and any other areas only because the storm system shifted 50 miles off its forecast path.
The Tri-State area is bracing for a “crippling and potentially historic” storm that could bury communities in up to 2 or more feet of snow.
Blizzard conditions with heavy snow and powerful winds are possible in both cities starting Monday and into Tuesday, and snow should arrive in some areas before daybreak — just in time for the start of the work week.
Most Tri-State Area residents will see under an inch of snow, but some may see up to 2 inches. Still, the New York City Department of Sanitation issued a snow alert for Tuesday.
Close to 400 people were stranded on the island after conditions from Tuesday’s nor’easter were deemed too dangerous for boats to travel.
One of the busiest, most stressful travel days of the year poses special challenges as travelers on their way to Thanksgiving celebrations contend with a nor’easter packing rain and snow.
Some Thanksgiving travelers along the East Coast were heading out early because of a forecast calling for a nor’easter that will bring rain and snow.
Monday’s taste of warm weather could give way to snow later in the week that may snarl the Thanksgiving holiday getaway.
A contingent of plows and personnel from Suffolk County is headed north to help with snow removal in Buffalo.
The snow alert is in effect starting at 8 p.m. Thursday, which means crews, salt spreaders and plows are getting ready to handle any potential snow removal throughout the city.
Rain and winds sweeping across the Tri-State area Thursday could pose some trouble along the coast.
As CBS 2 Meteorologist Lonnie Quinn says, as we know, anything can happen from moment to moment, especially with contributing factors like the polar vortex bringing cold air down from the North Pole.
The National Weather Service says long period swells associated with Cristobal will continue to churn the ocean into Thursday evening.
Suffolk County and the towns of Islip and Brookhaven have declared states of emergency after what County Executive Steve Bellone called an “unprecedented” deluge.
A storm that dumped nearly an entire summer’s worth of rain in parts of the Tri-State area caused major flooding in some spots, stranding motorists and snarling the morning commute.