Wednesday, January 22, 2014
#522 - Update on the snow storm
A swirling storm dumped nearly a foot and a half (45 cm) of snow, leaving behind biting cold across the Tri-State area (that's NY, NJ and CT). A winter storm warning was in effect for Long Island until 9 a.m. A wind chill advisory is also in effect for much of the region. Wind gusts of 35-40 mph (50-75km/h) are expected to diminish by afternoon. But wind chills will remain below zero Fahrenheit (minus 15 Celsius) throughout the day. With as much as 13 inches of snow in some spots, authorities were cautioning that road conditions could be treacherous for the morning commute. The National Weather Service said black ice is possible on some roads. It took people 4-6 hrs to get home last night. Some of highest snow totals are in New Jersey where the National Weather Service says 16 inches of snow has fallen in Manalapan. More than 11 inches (27 cm) of snow was reported in New York City, while Stony Brook on Long Island recorded 11 inches and Armonk in Westchester County had just under 10 inches. Gov. Andrew Cuomo declared a state of emergency for New York City, Long Island and Westchester and Rockland counties.
Posted by monica/paul at 7:40 PM