A virtually unheard of anomaly in the atmosphere was to blame for a devastating rainstorm on Long Island Wednesday, which set a new one-day record for rainfall in New York State.
A dangerous round of storms was passing through some parts of the Tri-State Area late Wednesday, and the storm system was expected to persist until the morning.
The snow should finally end in most areas by early Monday afternoon, though southern areas could continue to see snow until around dusk.
There are a little more than three weeks before winter ends on the calendar, but Mother Nature isn’t letting up just yet.
The early morning snow caused some slippery road conditions and limited visibility, prompting delayed openings and some closures at schools across the region.
Another winter storm has battered the Tri-State, and could dump another 6 inches of heavy, wet snow by the time it’s all over.
A Verizon facility where workers keep their vehicles partially collapsed during Thursday’s powerful winter storm.
Many of the Seahawks and Broncos fans who came to the Tri-State area for the Super Bowl have been stuck here since the first storm of the week landed right after the big game.
Here’s a look at transit- and traffic-related changes related to the snow & Ice storm:
Bedford Park in the Bronx was on record with the highest snow total at 11.6 inches, according to the National Weather Service. Central Park recorded 6 inches of snow.
A winter storm began bearing down on parts of the Tri-State area Thursday morning, promising heavy snow, strong winds and frigid temperatures
As much as a foot of snow is forecast to fall in some areas overnight Thursday into Friday and temperatures are expected to plummet.
The game is scheduled for 7 p.m. On their website, the Islanders urged fans to allow extra time for travel and promised “parking lots will be plowed and ready for your arrival.”
The National Weather Service has issued a winter storm watch from Thursday evening into Friday afternoon.
Once again, snow and freezing rain fell throughout the day and into the evening across the Tri-State area Tuesday.