NWS Issues Winter Storm Warning, 17 Inches Of Snow Expected In NYC


The Nationwide Climate Service has issued a Winter Storm Warning for the tri-state area, with heavy snow and excessive winds anticipated in NYC beginning Sunday night and presumably persevering with by means of early Tuesday morning.

As of Sunday morning, the NWS forecast predicts 17 inches of snow is more likely to bombard NYC, with a 1-in-10 likelihood we might see 22 inches of snow.

There’s additionally an opportunity of coastal flooding in components of Queens round Jamaica Bay throughout excessive tides on Monday.

Blizzard circumstances are anticipated at instances in the course of the day and night time on Monday within the metropolis and coastal areas. Excessive winds of 20 to 30 mph are forecast in NYC, with gusts of 40 to 50 mph.

The precipitation might flip to sleet in a while Monday as temperatures rise to an anticipated excessive of 34. But when the mercury stays under freezing, there’s better potential for accumulation on the excessive finish of the forecast.

A map of the NYC region showing Sunday morning's forecast from the National Weather Service predicting 17 inches of snow is likely in NYC.

“A lot of the Jersey Shore, Lengthy Island and New England coast might stay simply chilly sufficient in any respect ranges of the environment to remain all snow by means of the storm,” stated AccuWeather Meteorologist Brett Rossio.

The approaching Nor’easter is the second to hit NYC this winter, following a snowstorm in mid-December that dropped greater than a foot of snow on the town — the primary main snowstorm in a number of years.

The present NWS prediction calling for over a foot is uncommon — in accordance with NWS, solely 36 storms since 1869 have delivered over 12 inches of snow in Central Park.

Governor Andrew Cuomo has instructed state companies to organize “all emergency response belongings” upfront of the anticipated blizzard.

The MTA and Sanitation Division, which is accountable for snow elimination in NYC, are holding press conferences this afternoon to replace New Yorkers on snow preparation plans. We’ll replace right here with new info as we get it.