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New York, NY - Here Comes the Snow: Get Ready for Another Wallop

Published on: January 26, 2011 09:21 AM
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School children walk into their school building in Borough Park in a early snowfall in New York, Wednesday Jan. 26, 2011. The National Weather Service is calling for a 60 percent chance of precipitation today with a likely a mix of rain and some snow and little or no snow accumulation.Photo: ShiaHDSchool children walk into their school building in Borough Park in a early snowfall in New York, Wednesday Jan. 26, 2011. The National Weather Service is calling for a 60 percent chance of precipitation today with a likely a mix of rain and some snow and little or no snow accumulation.Photo: ShiaHD

New York, NY - Steel yourself for another blast of snow—the sixth winter storm of the season. A fast-moving but powerful Nor’easter that could bring between 5 and 10 inches in the city will move into the region Wednesday night into Thursday morning.

As the storm intensifies Wednesday evening it will draw in colder air, changing any mixed precipitation over to snow. At this point, there is a winter storm warning in effect for the five boroughs, Suffolk, Nassau, Rockland and Westchester counties until 6 a.m. Thursday.

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Snow will be heavy overnight with gusty winds into Thursday morning before tapering to lighter snow showers for the morning commute. North winds of 10 to 20 mph with gusts up to 30 mph are expected across New York City and northeast New Jersey tonight, when winds will be highest. Long Island, particularly the eastern end, will experience the highest winds, with speeds ranging between 15 and 25 mph with gusts up to 35 mph.

By the time it’s all said and done we’ll be digging out from another 5”-10” inches of snow, with the greatest amounts north and east of the city. By Thursday morning, the winter weather will have moved out, leaving a messy commute in its wake.

New Yorkers could have some slushy snow on the ground for the Wednesday evening commute. It will likely just be wet in the city, coastal areas and nearby New Jersey.

After the evening commute and through the overnight into early Thursday morning, snow will take over all areas, even working its way to the coast. Accumulation rates will increase quickly between 10 p.m. and 2 a.m. with several inches of a heavy wet snow possible, making for a potentially troublesome Thursday morning commute.

As with any winter storm, any deviation from the forecast track could have major implications for precipitation type and amount.

Meanwhile, New Jersey’s Emergency Operations Center has opened and additional state troopers have been deployed to respond to the winter storm. 

The National Weather Service has issued at winter storm warning for Passaic, Bergen, Union, Essex, Monmouth, Ocean, Morris, Hunterdon, Somerset, Middlesex, Morris, Cumberland, Atlantic, Burlington, Salem, Gloucester and Camden counties. 

A winter storm warning for heavy snow means severe winter weather conditions are expected or occurring. Significant amounts of snow are forecast that will make travel dangerous. The National Weather Service urges drivers to only travel in the event of an emergency, and if you must travel, bring supplies—a flashflight, food and water—in your car in case of problems.

Forecasters say the mixed precipitation will change to snow in the evening. Accumulations of 4 to 8 inches are possible before the storm ends Thursday.

A winter weather advisory is in effect for Cape May, Atlantic, Sussex and Warren counties. Accumulations of 1 to 4 inches are possible in southern New Jersey. 



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 Jan 26, 2011 at 09:50 AM kvetcher Says:

here we go again!

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 Jan 26, 2011 at 10:33 AM Bigboy Says:

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kvetcher Says:

here we go again!

At least you picked a good name!

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 Jan 26, 2011 at 11:01 AM grandson1 Says:

Where is that fraud little Al Gore with his his global warming garbage.

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 Jan 26, 2011 at 11:22 AM boroparkermom Says:

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grandson1 Says:

Where is that fraud little Al Gore with his his global warming garbage.

HE'S HIDING ON A DIFFERENT GLOBE!!!!
Now lets see if the city will plow the streets!!

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 Jan 26, 2011 at 11:56 AM Bigboy Says:

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grandson1 Says:

Where is that fraud little Al Gore with his his global warming garbage.

I think every time it snows i hear the same dumb question, global warming, al gore and so on but we have heard so many answers that this is no question at all, just for the sake of writing a comment you write it.

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 Jan 26, 2011 at 12:22 PM puppydogs Says:

Isn't snow beautiful? Besides shoveling is probably the only exercise I get over the winter.

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 Jan 26, 2011 at 12:23 PM Anonymous Says:

Oh! I can't wait for summer to come!!!

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 Jan 26, 2011 at 02:10 PM Bigboy Says:

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Anonymous Says:

Oh! I can't wait for summer to come!!!

But what will you have to complain about then?! Thats it too hot?!

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 Jan 26, 2011 at 02:52 PM Paskunyak Says:

I hear that it will be in the high 70's in Los Angeles today and for the rest of the winter, as usual.

It's so sad that we have to live like polar bears in NY.

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 Jan 26, 2011 at 05:24 PM Anonymous Says:

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Paskunyak Says:

I hear that it will be in the high 70's in Los Angeles today and for the rest of the winter, as usual.

It's so sad that we have to live like polar bears in NY.

Then go move to LA and stop complaining....

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