Officials in New York City are preparing for an incoming winter storm.
On Tuesday, a large winter storm was moving through the northeastern United States, resulting in over 30 million people being placed under weather alerts.
New York City was forecasted to receive up to eight inches of snow, while parts of New Jersey and southwestern Connecticut could see up to 15 inches.
Severe snowfall caused major transportation delays in cities such as New York City, Boston, Baltimore, and Philadelphia during the morning commute. Schools closed across multiple states and individuals were advised to avoid traveling on roads if possible.
According to the National Weather Service, Tuesday’s snowstorm was the first significant occurrence of its type in New York City since February 2022.
This resulted in the shutting down of the largest public school system in the US for the day and a shift back to online learning. According to the AP, students had difficulty accessing their classes on Tuesday.
There were widespread traffic delays throughout the city, with the subway and other train systems also experiencing disruptions.
Over 1,400 flights in the United States experienced delays, with La Guardia and JFK airports in New York, Newark airport in New Jersey, and Boston Logan airport being the most heavily impacted.
The recent snowfall in New York, which is the first significant one in two years, has resulted in disruptions.
According to the National Weather Service, the snowstorm on Tuesday was the most significant one in New York City since February 2022.
The event resulted in the shutdown of the largest public school system in the United States for the day, with students having to resume remote learning. According to the AP, many children faced difficulties while trying to access their classes on Tuesday.
There were also major traffic delays throughout the city, and the subway and other train systems were experiencing disruptions.
Cautionary alerts for wind and coastal conditions are included with the prediction of snow.
The National Weather Service has released winter storm alerts for the New York region until 6pm EST on Tuesday.
Warnings and advisories were issued for the entire coastline due to high tides, alerting of potential coastal flooding.
Today, the NWS reported that there was a gale warning for the ocean waters.
Which location in New York is receiving the most snow?
It was predicted that New York City would receive 5-8 inches (12-20 cm).
In the northern suburbs of NYC and southwestern Connecticut, there is expected to be 12 to 15 inches (30 to 38 cm) of snow. In northeastern New Jersey and southern Connecticut, there is expected to be 8-12 inches (20-30 cm) of snow.
A Nor’easter as seen from a satellite.
On Tuesday, a winter storm in the US that is moving up the Eastern coast was observed from a satellite.
The vastness of the system was exposed through the GOES satellite and reported by the Cooperative Institute for Research in the Atmosphere at Colorado State University and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.
The state of Massachusetts has instructed non-essential employees to remain at home, and schools will not be in session.
Massachusetts has advised non-essential state employees to remain at home on Tuesday due to the anticipated heavy snowfall.
Maura Healey, the Governor, instructed non-essential employees in the Executive Branch not to come to work on Tuesday.
Schools in the Boston area were also shut down because of the inclement weather.
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The northeast experienced an increase in flight cancellations on Tuesday due to a winter storm passing through the area.
The airports in the New York area, including LaGuardia, JFK, and Newark, were severely affected.
The city of Philadelphia has been advised to exercise caution while traveling on the roads.
The Philadelphia metropolitan area was advised to use caution while driving as precipitation changed from rain to sleet and snow on Tuesday morning.
According to the National Weather Service, there will be heavy snowfall during the morning commute. It is advised to use caution and avoid traveling if possible. The afternoon is expected to be much more pleasant.
New York Governor Kathy Hochul cautions residents to refrain from non-essential trips.
The governor of New York, Kathy Hochul, has cautioned residents to refrain from unnecessary traveling due to the heavy winter storm affecting the state.
“Snow is currently descending in the southern regions of the state and is predicted to increase in intensity, posing a potential hazard for morning commuters. Kindly stay updated with your local weather forecast, refrain from unnecessary trips, and prioritize safety,” she shared before 8am ET on Tuesday morning.
Will the special election to fill George Santos’ seat be affected by the NYC winter storm?
The current winter storm in the northeast may discourage voters from going to the polls for the Tuesday special election to fill the vacancy left by George Santos.
Today, a crucial special election is taking place in the district formerly represented by the disgraced ex-congressman, Mr. Santos. This race is expected to have significant ramifications for the country’s political landscape.
The 3rd Congressional district of New York is having a special election between first-time Republican candidate Mazi Pilip and former three-term congressman Tom Suozzi. Suozzi left the seat in 2021 to run for governor, but was unsuccessful.
Ms Pilip is an Ethiopian-born, former Israeli Defense Force paratrooper whose compelling backstory has Republicans touting her as a future star of the party.
The special election has become more important because of the narrow majority held by Republicans in the House. It is also becoming a test for the performance of both parties leading up to the 2024 presidential election.
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New York City experiences a day of snowfall.
The city of New York was greeted with a snow day on Tuesday, marking the first occurrence in two years.
Precipitation in the form of snow, with a rate of 1-2 inches per hour, was predicted to heavily impact the metropolitan and Long Island regions between 8am and 11am in the local time zone.