Parking in the roadways is discouraged during the storm, as the storm will result in several passes of the plow in all areas.
Convection - upward motion of air - helps produce thunderstorms. Up to 8 inches of snow expected. Some 136,500 customers in Westchester County were still in the dark the next day when Gov. Andrew Cuomo declared a state of emergency and sent the National Guard to help deal with the widespread outages.
The speed limit is reduced to 45 miles per hour for the entire length of the Maine Turnpike. Unnecessary travel is not recommended.
MA officials are gearing up for the second potent nor'easter in less than week, and anticipating widely different effects around the state. Another ocean storm is expected to develop on Monday, but latest indications are that it may stay safely to our south and east and slide out to sea underneath us.
Snow began falling Tuesday night with a slushy accumulation on the ground at dawn on Wednesday.
As of 9 p.m., the region's three electric utilities reported a total of more than 27,000 outages in Orange, Ulster and Sullivan counties. About 300 crews were pre-treating the roads ahead of the storm.
Nonessential state workers are being dismissed in staggered phases beginning at noon to reduce the risk for traffic problems as commuters head home from Hartford.
The heaviest precipitation is expected through Wednesday afternoon and into the evening, according to NBC Storm Team 4.
Waves crashed into Scituate in MA on Sunday as the Nor'easter brought widespread flooding.
It'll gradually taper off Thursday morning as lingering snow showers, so it won't just end all at once.
If you're expecting to be traveling within the next few days, we recommend signing up with FlightStats to get real-time text and email alerts regarding flight delays, as well as following the airlines and airports you plan to fly with on social media to get regular alerts on delays and cancelations due to weather. A mix of snow and light rain fell before daybreak in many areas, then turned to all snow, making driving treacherous.
That's why forecasters are confident that the Catskills and Hudson Valley will get 8 inches to a foot, but are less confident about how much falls west of there into Central New York. Pennsylvania's Poconos Mountains and parts of MA could see up to 18 inches. Baker noted that tides are not as astronomically high as at the height of last week's storm, but could still bring additional flooding woes. Some New England and New Jersey communities are still feeling the effects of that storm.
"These storms have now become the rule rather than the exception, and they have to have the capacity to quickly restore power", he said.
The National Weather Service in Mount Holly, New Jersey, continues its Winter Storm Warning for portions of central, northern and northwest New Jersey and east central and southeast Pennsylvania until 3 a.m. on Thursday. Sustained wind speeds will be increasing to 15 to 20 mph with gusts up to 30 mph probable except gusts up to 45 mph in Monmouth and Ocean Counties.