Winter Storm Alert: Nor’easter Threatens Northeastern US with Heavy Snow

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A winter storm alert has been issued for roughly 35 million people along the Interstate 95 corridor, spanning from West Virginia to Maine.

Millions of people are facing dangerous circumstances and significant snowfall as a result of a strong nor’easter that is rolling through the Northeast and New England. 

This storm, which originated in the Southeast, has now made its way to the Northeast, prompting severe weather warnings and travel disruptions. Initially starting as rain, the system is expected to transition rapidly to snow as it moves northward and pulls in colder air from Canada.

The impact of the storm is already evident, with numerous flight cancellations reported at LaGuardia Airport and New York City Public Schools transitioning to remote learning. 

Boston Mayor Michelle Wu has declared a snow emergency, with Boston Public Schools closed in anticipation of the storm. Similar measures have been taken in Providence, where schools will also be closed on Tuesday.

Winter Storm Warnings Across the Northeast

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A winter storm alert has been issued for roughly 35 million people along the Interstate 95 corridor, spanning from West Virginia to Maine.

Winter storm warnings have been issued for major cities including New York City, Boston, and Providence, marking the first such warning for New York City since January 2022. 

The warning extends across central and eastern Pennsylvania, Connecticut, Rhode Island, and Massachusetts, encompassing areas like Hartford, Springfield, Worcester, and Bridgeport.

While the Winter storm is expected to be a quick hit, with heavy snowfall lasting through the Tuesday morning commute, it poses significant risks to travel and safety. Snowfall rates could reach up to 1 to 3 inches per hour, leading to rapid accumulation on roads and reduced visibility.

Forecasters predict snowfall totals of up to a foot in some areas, with the potential for locally higher amounts. 

The New York City tri-state area, northern New Jersey, northeastern Pennsylvania, eastern Connecticut, and Rhode Island are expected to bear the brunt of the storm, with accumulations ranging from 5 to 12 inches.

Despite its swift movement, the nor’easter poses significant challenges for residents and authorities alike, highlighting the unpredictable and disruptive nature of winter weather in the region.

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