Snow enthusiasts, rejoice – a hefty cascade of snow embraced the New York City area as Tuesday dawned!
As we reported yesterday, NYC has experienced its biggest snowstorm in two years! The snowfall surprised many New Yorkers as plenty of predictions fell flat in the last few months.
The National Weather Service issued a winter storm warning for most of the region by Monday afternoon, including New York City, Long Island, the Hudson Valley, Fairfield County in Connecticut, and Bergen and Hudson counties in New Jersey. A travel advisory for the city takes effect Tuesday.
Despite numerous school closures and remote learning announcements, the storm’s impact is anticipated to be extensive. After starting as overnight rain, the transition to snow occurred well before the bustling morning commute, with expected snowfall rates of 1 to 2 inches an hour.
In Times Square, the snowfall was already quite impressive early this morning.
NBC News says that we can anticipate snow totals of up to 8 inches for the city, northern New Jersey, Long Island, the Hudson Valley, and almost all of Connecticut. Areas further north and west may experience a bit less, along with central New Jersey and the Jersey Shore expecting 3 to 5 inches of snowy delight!
As the snow continues to fall, the dynamic storm promises a winter wonderland, creating a picturesque scene across the region. As tempting as it may be to go out, we encourage you to exercise caution while going outside, as does Mayor Adams.
“We’re strongly encouraging New Yorkers: if you don’t have to go out, stay home, and please use public transportation,” Adams said Monday. “We want to minimize the number of vehicles on the road so that our apparatus and vehicles can actually deal with the removal of snow and make our movement in the city more feasible.”