“Long-Lasting Storm” Drops 3 Inches Of Wet Snow On NYC, With A Bit More To Come


One other winter storm has landed in New York Metropolis, freshening up our soot-encrusted cityscape with 3 to 4 inches of slushy snow. Whereas the heaviest bands at the moment are behind us, meteorologists say there’s extra wetness on the best way.

As of 1 p.m., the Nationwide Climate Service had recorded 3.2 inches of snow in Central Park, with a bit extra in New Jersey (and likewise, concerningly, Texas). Forecasters anticipate a “non permanent lull,” adopted by a manageable redevelopment of snow later this afternoon, making now a superb time to seize a shovel.

A bit extra accumulation is anticipated by way of tomorrow morning, mixing sometimes with sleet — a lower than welcome signal for the town’s sledding neighborhood. Because it stands, the nice-looking powder accumulating in your fireplace escape is shortly reworking into the sodden, melt-in-your-hands-and-boots selection.

However judging by top alone, we’re nonetheless on monitor to see the entire 6-7 inches we have been promised, in line with Mitchel Volk, the Sanitation Division’s in-house meteorologist.

“There shall be intervals of snow and sleet for some time then it ought to change again to snow with some further accumulations,” Volk advised us shortly after 2 p.m. “This shall be a long-lasting storm so we should always get that [forecasted] quantity. Relying on the monitor and growth of the following storm tomorrow will [determine] if we simply get just a little extra or just a few extra inches on Friday.”

On account of the snow, lots of the metropolis’s COVID testing websites are closed, and roughly 100 flights have been cancelled. The subways, buses, and Citi Bike all stay operational.