‘Dangerous, life-threatening’ snowstorm hits East Coast
A blizz Kenan is expected to pelt the East Coast with heavy snow and strong winds, causing blizzard conditions in some regions.
From Virginia to Maine, a severe nor’easter was forecasted for Friday night and Saturday.
The National Weather Service has issued blizzard warnings from the Delmarva Peninsula to coastal Jersey, and from far eastern Massachusetts to coastal Maine. These warnings include Boston, Portland, Maine, and Atlantic City, New jersey.
On Friday afternoon, nearly 75 million Americans were under winter weather alert, including the Chicago metro area, which had its own lake-effect snowstorm.
Any travel in the blizzard and winter storm warning regions on Friday night and Saturday should be avoided at all costs.
AccuWeather’s chief meteorologist Jon Porter described the East Coast storm as a “dangerous, life-threatening storm,” with a blizzard expected in southern New England.
This is going to be a very strong snowstorm with snowfall rates ranging from 2 to 4 inches per hour across eastern New England, according to the National Weather Service. “Thunder and lightning are likely to accompany these powerful bands.”
Lake effect snow is dumping a tone of snow on the city of Chicago.
Travel could be “almost impossible” due to blowing snow, according to officials. Eastern New England could be battered by a storm that could dump more than three feet of snow and gusts of up to 90mph.
Concerns were raised about possible power outages due to the high winds. There are hundreds of more repair crews being deployed by the power company that supplies most of New England to areas that are predicted to be hardest damaged by the storm.
Bread, eggs, milk, and other staples were in high demand across New England grocery shops on Friday, with lines forming to empty the shelves.
a severe weather warning was issued by the National Weather Service “Coastal flooding and beach erosion will also be a problem.
After the storm, wind chills are expected to drop dangerously low, making Saturday night potentially deadly. Colder-than-zero wind chills are possible in Boston this week.
“This has the makings of a historic storm,” stated the weatherman “Michelle Wu, the mayor of Boston, made the remarks at a press conference on Friday morning.
Boston is under a snow emergency starting at 9 p.m., when parking on key city streets is prohibited. During the month of January, the city has not had a snowstorm that delivered more than 2 feet of snow. Axios claimed that if the snowfall totals rise above 28 inches, it will be the city’s heaviest snowfall ever.
In New York City, the National Weather Service predicts that the storm could dump up to a foot of snow on the city.
The number of flight cancellations was expected to rise to its highest level in three weeks on Monday. More than 1,000 flights had been cancelled by lunchtime Friday in the United States, according to tracking service FlightAware, and about 2,500 had already been cancelled for Saturday. A number of major hubs, such as those in Chicago, New York City, and Boston, were particularly heavily struck.
The storm is dubbed a nor’easter because of the way the winds are blowing as it advances up the coast from the Atlantic Ocean. A “bomb cyclone,” a storm that rapidly accelerates due to “bombogenesis,” is also a possibility.
What is a Nor’Easter? Millions of people could be affected by a snowstorm that hits the East Coast.
The Associated Press and The Cape Cod Times are among the sources used in this storey.
It’s estimated that up to 2 feet of snow will fall Friday night into Saturday, and the National Weather Service has issued a winter storm warning as a result.
According to National Weather Service meteorologist Rodney Chai, a “fancy phrase to describe a rapidly increasing storm system,” the storm might become a bomb cyclone. Strong winds and heavy snow might be expected when the air pressure goes below a specific threshold during the course of 24 hours.
As a result of heavy snowfall and dangerous road conditions, a winter storm warning was in effect from 12:00 am Saturday to 12:00 am Sunday.
The east coast is predicted to get the heaviest snow, with Boston getting 18 to 24 inches. 12 to 18 inches of snow are forecast in Worcester, while 8 to 12 inches are expected in Springfield.
With a high at 30 degrees and a 20 percent chance of snow in Springfield on Friday, it’s going to be a chilly day. After 1 am, there is a 50% chance of snow, which could bring 1 to 2 inches of accumulation.
Throughout the morning and afternoon on Saturday, snow is expected, with a high around 17 degrees Fahrenheit and a wind chill as low as 5 below zero. Winds of up to 41 mph are expected, and 5 to 9 inches of snow are expected to fall.
With a low of 7 degrees and a wind chill of 10 below zero on Saturday night, snow is likely, especially before 9 p.m. New snow accumulations of less than an inch are possible, with wind gusts as high as 33 mph.
There’s a 20% chance of snow in Worcester on Friday afternoon, with a high around 30 degrees. In the morning, temperatures are expected to be in the single digits, and snowfall is expected to begin about 3 a.m. According to the National Weather Service, a further 1 to 2 inches of snow may fall today.
With a high of around 16 degrees and a wind chill as low as 5 below zero, we can expect 7 to 10 inches of new snow on Saturday. Also expected are wind gusts up to 44 mph. A low of 7 degrees and a wind chill of 10 below zero are forecast for Saturday night, with snow likely to fall before 11 p.m. There will be wind gusts of up to 38 mph, and the snowfall amount is forecast to be between one and three inches.
Boston isn’t anticipated to get any snow until after 1 a.m. on Friday night. Wind gusts of up to 29 mph are expected, according to the weather prediction. Snowfall of one to three inches is possible.
On Saturday, the state’s capital is anticipated to receive between 12 and 18 inches of snow, with a temperature of 18 degrees and a wind chill of 3 below zero. Additionally, wind gusts of up to 49 mph are forecast.
With a low of 11 degrees and a wind chill of roughly -7 below zero, snowfall is likely before 11 p.m. Saturday night in the Twin Cities. Wind gusts of up to 41 mph are expected to bring new snow accumulations of 2 to 4 inches.
Snow is anticipated to fall in Cape Cod on Friday night, with a low temperature of 31 degrees and a strong wind, according to the National Weather Service. Around this time, you can expect growth of 1 to 3 inches.
On Saturday, 10 to 16 inches of snow is expected, with 65 mph wind gusts and a maximum temperature of 33 degrees, and the storm is expected to continue through Sunday. Throughout the night, three to five more inches of snow are anticipated to fall, with wind gusts staying severe and a low temperature of 17 degrees.
Snow showers are forecast in the Berkshires on Friday afternoon, with a temperature of 28 degrees. With less than an inch of precipitation forecast in the area after 4 p.m., the risk of snow increases. Wind chill values might fall as low as 6 degrees below zero, according to the prediction.
Between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. on Saturday, 2 to 4 inches of snow is expected, with wind gusts up to 30 mph. Highs of 11 degrees and wind chills as low as 11 degrees below zero are also in the cards for the next days.
A low of 1 degrees is expected on Saturday night, with a probability of less than an inch of snow falling before 9 a.m. Wind chills as low as 16 degrees below zero are possible, with gusts of up to 36 miles per hour.
of the blizzard and winter storm warning zones, you should avoid doing so fully Friday night and Saturday morning.