It has been over two years since NYC has seen more than an inch of snow; but today, on the 701st day, New Yorkers woke to a powdery, blanket of snow.
The National Weather Service (NWS) reports that 1.4 inches have fallen as of 7am.
The storm began yesterday night, and is expected to continue through the afternoon. According to the NWS, the snow will turn into a wintry mix of snow, freezing rain and sleet before 4pm. Afterwards, more snow may fall before nighttime. Windchill values will range between 15 and 25. Anywhere from one to two inches of snow are forecasted to accumulate during the day, with less than a 0.1 of an inch in ice accumulation.
Even so, New Yorkers should be cautious commuting today. A travel advisory was issued last night after predictions around the storm solidified. The Winter Weather Advisory has been extended to 7p.m. on Tuesday, January 16, 2024.
NYC Sanitation was on top of the situation, laying down 40 million lbs of salt on citywide streets, bike lanes and highways. Alternate Side Parking has been suspended today due to snow removal, yet meters will remain effective. From what we can tell, no trains have been canceled or suspended yet from the weather specifically. However, certain bus routes, such as the Northbound Q33 buses have been detoured because of weather conditions.
If you like a winter wonderland, more snow is forecasted to fall on Friday with a 60% chance of precipitation and temperatures in the low 30s.
Keep checking back for the latest updates and stay warm and safe NYC!