Winter Storm Alert: Northeast, Mid-Atlantic on High Alert

A major winter storm is expected to reach parts of the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic, bringing the first heavy snowfall that could be dangerous.

Forecast and Predictions

Winter Storm Alert Northeast, Mid-Atlantic on High Alert
Winter Storm Alert Northeast, Mid-Atlantic on High Alert

Forecasts indicate the potential for substantial snowfall and icy conditions in several areas:

  • High-Risk Areas: Interior regions of the Northeast, including central Pennsylvania, southeastern New York, and southern and central New England, especially areas close to Boston.
  • Concerns in Major Cities: Cities like Washington D.C., Baltimore, Philadelphia, New York City, and Boston are all potentially in the storm’s path, with varying predictions for snowfall amounts.

Impact on Major Cities:

CityExpected Snowfall
Washington D.C.Less than an inch downtown; 1-3 inches possible northwest.
BaltimoreMinimal snow downtown; 1-3 inches northwest.
PhiladelphiaPrimarily rain downtown; 3-4 inches forecasted northwest.
New York CityLess than an inch in the city; 2-4 inches in nearby regions.
Boston4-6 inches expected in the city; potentially higher west of Boston.

Concerns: Heavy Rain and Ice

The storm, which is forecast to originate in the south, will bring heavy rain and freezing rain to the mid-Atlantic and southern Appalachians, potentially causing hazardous travel conditions due to ice accumulation.

Read some of the latest headlines below:

Historical Snow Trends

  • Big cities along the I-95 road have had very little snow for a long time. Cities like New York City, Philadelphia, and Washington D.C.’s Dulles Airport haven’t seen much snow.
  • December was warmer than usual across the U.S., so there wasn’t much snow. Data from NOAA (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration) shows that snow cover was less than before.

Stay Safe

Residents and authorities in the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic are urged to stay updated with local weather alerts and take necessary precautions as the storm approaches.

Travelers are advised to exercise caution, especially in areas expecting heavy snow or icy conditions.

Leave A Reply

Your email address will not be published.