Snow, Ice To Pelt NYC; Heavier Accumulations To North

NEW YORK (CBS New York) — The New York City Office of Emergency Management has issued a Hazardous Travel Advisory in advance of the two-part storm that will begin to hit the tri-state area in the pre-dawn hours on Tuesday.

OEM said the dangerous conditions will be present during the Tuesday morning rush and could continue through Wednesday evening’s rush hour.

The Tri-State will be looking at a mixed bag of precipitation that will all depend on where the rain-snow line settles.

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The National Weather Service has issued a winter storm warning for parts of the Tri-State Area from 1 a.m. Tuesday until 7 p.m. Wednesday. Low pressure from the Midwest will begin to make its way east during the overnight hours Monday, producing a day-long period of precipitation throughout Tuesday. The second phase of the storm is currently in Texas and will arrive during the early morning hours on Wednesday.

Forecasters expect the snow to arrive after around 4 a.m. Tuesday. The off-and-on snowfall will continue Tuesday morning and leave up to 2 inches of accumulation. By Tuesday night, however, the precipitation is expected to change over to a sleet-snow mix for parts of the area.

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By Wednesday morning, sleet and freezing rain threaten to leave area roads icy for the morning commute. The storm could end with a brief period of snow on Wednesday night.

Accumulations could range from a coating to 2 inches south of New York City, 2-5 inches in the city, 5-10 inches in Westchester and as much as 2 feet above Poughkeepsie. There’s also the potential for icing throughout the area. South of the city, however, will likely switch over to rain.

For Long Island, the event will begin Tuesday morning as snow, will turn to sleet by the afternoon and then become rain during the day on Wednesday before finally exiting as light snow showers on Wednesday night.

OEM is warning NYC motorists to use major streets and highways for travel if possible and also advised keeping the name and number of a local towing service in case of break down.

OEM urged property owners to clear snow near fire hydrants so fire fighting operations are not impeded.

The city Department of Transportation has also suspended alternate side parking regulations and payment at parking meters until further notice.

Accumulations throughout the area could knock down tree limbs and power lines.

Stay with for the latest on the upcoming storm.

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Comments (30)
  1. Dr. H Lehman says:

    It is all the damn global warming that Fat Al Gore pontificated about. Also, how can they close NYC schools when they are needed to warehouse the populace?
    I always thought they were custodial rather than educational anyway. The price of my Florida house goes up ten per cent every time it snows, so “LET IT SNOW, LET IT SNOW, LET IT SNOW.”

  2. Fox Mulder says:

    We need to start looking at DARPA’s HAARP system of Weather Modification for Weather Warfare. These may be trial runs by our own government.

  3. tomG says:

    That guy John Elliott is a real goofball!

  4. John says:

    Everyone should stop their complaining.This is winter in the northeast.We have troops risking their lives to protect our freedoms.They are fighting in Afghanistan and Iraq.New Yorkers complain about the weather -it’s too hot in the summer,too cold and snowy in the winter,too much rain,too little rain.If you don’t like this type of weather,than pack up and move to Florida or Arizona.Stop your incessant complaining!

    1. G says:

      You may want to learn how to punctuate!

  5. Eunice Guttenschlein says:

    This one will be bad enough. At least another 6 inches on top of what we have.

    But I’m worried sick about the one coming next week.

  6. Devenio says:

    Sooner or later summer will be here and you’ll be complaining that its too hot.

  7. Paula says:

    We usually get all of the snow here in northern Maine. Roland Charette invented an amazing roof rake. Check it out on you tube and watch the demo. He ships them.

    1. mak says:

      $170 for a freakin’ roof rake?!?!? I don’t think so. Bought one for $40 bucks at the Home Depot and it works just fine.

      I do have to say that the rake on Youtube has a nice design. But for $170?

      1. Paula says:

        Includes rake, block cutter, four five foot poles, shipping and handling.
        Each one is handmade in his garage. There are Teflon skiis on the bottom to prevent damage to the shingles. It is very different than your forty dollar rake I am sure. There are no others like his design.

      2. Paula says:

        You also purchase the pieces separately. The head is $60, block cutter is 15, poles are 15 each, and people usually buy 4.
        If you want to just buy the head, he has made it to adapt to most other rake systems. Just unclick the old one and clip this on.
        he can be reached by phone at 1-207-834-SHOP to order separately.

  8. niklu says:

    Obviously…. not married

  9. CommutefomHEdoublehockesticks says:

    If I did not travel 90 miles each way back and forth to work, I would not mind the weather. The powers that be do not make decisions until I am expected to be on the road…so it is either take PTO, arrive late, or brave the weather. Yeah!!!!

  10. QWERTY says:

    So what if it snows. What is better than being trapped inside the house with your family, drinking a mug of hot chocolate, and watching tv.

    1. niklu says:

      Trapped inside means no work, means no money, means no hot chocolate, no pay electric bill, no TV…. I hate winter

    2. Devenio says:

      Spoken by the unemployed.

    3. Jermyn says:

      Some might ask, “What could be worse?!”

  11. Steve says:

    Here we go again. The predications started as 1-3 inches, now it is 4-8. By the time it is over, we will have 20 inches of snow again. The weather forecasters are clueless.

    1. MikeWeathr says:

      AMEN! If I could only get paid for doing things wrong – I’d be LOADED!! Meteorologists are useless.

  12. Ellen says:

    Here in Lowell Massachusetts they are predicting another 20 inches of snow, Boston about 15, but all over the northeast it’s going to be a mess. I don’t mind the snow as much as I mind the sleet and ice.

    1. Stephen says:

      agreed, would much prefer to have 40 inches of snow than an inch of ice and 20 inches of snow. Ice is terrible!

  13. christine says:

    it can snow as much as it wants to….just not in march!!!!

    1. MikeWeathr says:

      Thanks for jynxing all of us. Jerk.

  14. SnowMeiser says:

    I have a snow removal business… Making over $100 Grand this season!!!! I hope it snows all season!! Woo Hoo!!!

    1. Paula says:

      You need a Charette Roof Rake. Check it out under you tube : Buy charette roof rake.
      Watch his demo.

  15. New Yorker 4E! says:

    (puts on sarcasm hat)

    Ah! Wonderful! More SNOW! What’s that? Sleet, ice, and rain as well? Sure, why not, the more the merrier!

    OY VAY!

  16. Paul Polar says:

    Yeah more snow!

  17. Tommy's pal says:

    Tommy likes peanuts!

    1. Tommy says:

      I do!!! I like Peanuts!!!


    Enjoy your Hurricanes Florida BOOB!

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