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Northeast braces for snowstorm as airlines cancel flights, cities shut schools

Northeast braces for snowstorm as airlines cancel flights, cities shut schools

The United Nations also announced that "due to inclement weather" its NY headquarters would be closed, while public schools also closed in the city, as well as in Boston and Philadelphia.

Long Island New York, as well as parts of Rhode Island and eastern MA, were all under blizzard warnings for much of the day.

Six inches to a foot will collect in NY, with 5 to 10 inches in the City of Brotherly Love. Boston canceled school on Friday, too.

Gov. Charlie Baker closed state offices for non-emergency workers Thursday, and urged all residents to stay off the roads. Fourteen inches of snow were observed by weather service spotters in New Fairfield, Connecticut.

The number of flight arrivals and departures canceled from Wednesday to Friday due to the winter storm grew to 4,337 Thursday, according to the flight-tracking website FlightAware.

Almost 11 inches was reported at Logan Airport in Boston.

National Weather Service winter storm warnings and watches covered more than 40 million people.

"At this time, it appears that the I-95 corridor from Boston to Portland and Bangor, Maine, will bear the brunt of the storm", Elliott said, adding that over a foot of snow could pile up along this swath.

Much of the eastern seaboard began to clear by late on Thursday, as the storm moved out into the Canadian Maritimes.

"A Blizzard Warning is now in effect for Nassau and Suffolk County. with heavy snowfall rates leading to whiteout conditions", the weather service tweeted Thursday morning.

However, extreme event attribution studies, in which scientists assess the likelihood of a storm such as this one occurring in a world with and without human-caused climate change, and then analyze how the risk of this event has changed, need to be done before saying anything conclusive about a climate change link.

Temperatures are in the 30s on Thursday morning with winds in the teens, according to AccuWeather.

For what it's worth, the storm is expected to fade by the end of Thursday, Feb. 9, which means you won't have to worry about it mucking up your travel plans for very long.

This storm is moving from west to east, from land out to sea, so it can't be classified as a nor'easter.

Delta Airlines: Delta and its partner KLM are waiving change fees until February 12 on flights to and from 24 airports along the East Coast, but you can not have already checked in for your flight.

Motorists should expect major travel disruptions.

New Yorkers will experience a bit of "weather whiplash".

But the mild conditions were short-lived as temperatures plummeted overnight, paving the way for snow.

State officials said Route 128 northbound north of Interstate 93 was closed because of multivehicle wrecks, WFXT said.

On Tuesday, nine tornadoes were reported in the Southeast, mostly in Louisiana.

The storm is so rapidly intensifying with winds gusting to 45 miles per hour that it is "making air travel hard, if not impossible", the Capital Weather Gang reported. Hudson Valley Weather CEO Alex Marra says it's been an impressive morning from Albany south. "Reports of thundersnow across the region this morning, some lightning detected on radar".


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