Storm boston thursday
Strong wind and heavy snow is arriving in the Northeast, as a major winter storm — being called a "bomb cyclone" by forecasters — runs up the U. Schools and offices have closed in many communities, and officials are urging people to stay off the roads if possible. Blizzard conditions are possible in some areas, according to forecasters with the National Weather Service. More than 3, U. More than three-fourths of all flights in or out of New York City are either canceled or delayed, the flight-tracking site says.
The storm is fueled by intense cold across the U. The cold spell in much of the country has been blamed for more than a dozen deaths over the past few days, including two homeless people in Houston, according to Reuters. The brutal conditions in the Northeast come one day after the same storm system brought wintry weather to the South. People attend to their vehicle on Interstate 16, near Savannah, Ga. States of emergency have been declared by the governors of Florida, Georgia, North Carolina and Virginia.
Snow fell as far south as Florida on Wednesday. The Miami Herald says it has been three years since people in South Florida experienced cold like this. Snow on my grapefruit tree in Tallahassee this morning! Parts of Georgia have seen more than 3 inches of snow.
The airport at Savannah got 1. Then, the city got 6 inches. Tim Scott decided to have some fun with the weather, tweeting video of himself being pulled along in the snow behind a vehicle while he knelt on a boogie board. It's the first day of spring, and we have our fourth northeaster of the month on its way. It can be deflating when spring enters this way, with cold and snow carrying on through the month of March. This is especially true after record warmth in February has spring bulbs poking through the ground.
Storms that come at the end of March are a little bit different than those during the core of winter. If the snow falls during the day, it's a bit harder for it to accumulate on the roadways. There will often be significantly more snow on any existing snow piles. This particular storm is going to yield a lot of moisture. Most people should plan on seeing between 5 to 10 inches of snow, but there will be pockets that receive higher amounts.
It wouldn't take a dramatic shift south for this storm to have even less of an impact on all of us. I may need to modify the snow amounts Wednesday morning if this shift continues. The snow will begin well after the morning commute Wednesday. It probably won't really impact the early evening commute, either. However, after dark the storm will continue overnight before taking off Thursday morning.
Because the storm is happening during the middle of the afternoon, there likely won't be much accumulation at the beginning of the storm.