Major Winter Storm Tomorrow

Winter Storm and Blizzard Warnings have been issued for the entire I-95 Corridor from New York to Boston. Exactly 4 years ago, Winter Storm Nemo created the exact same situation. Winter Storm Nemo, pictured below in an NOAA Surface Analysis, dumped 40 inches of snow in parts of Connecticut, and while tomorrow’s winter storm (named ‘Niko’) will likely dump no more than a foot and a half, it certainly is expected to resemble the historic storm that took place 4 years ago.

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Tomorrow marks the 4th anniversary of Winter Storm Nemo (above), and for the occasion, a nearly identical system is expected.

Expect high winds and heavy snow lasting from late tonight until tomorrow afternoon to greatly reduce visibility and knock down some tree limbs and power lines. Many schools across the area will likely be closed tomorrow, as the storm will also greatly reduce the ability to travel. Due to the remaining uncertainty in the storm’s intensity as it passes the area, Weather 360 is forecasting snow totals to vary from 6 inches in locations on the immediate coast, to as much as 16 inches for locations not much further inland.

 For information regarding watches, warnings, and advisories, visit weather.gov, and in the meantime, we’ll keep you posted.

Potential for Severe Weather in NYC Today

Starting this afternoon, the potential for Severe Weather exists across the New York City Metropolitan Area.  The first storms will begin to appear over the western portions of the Metro Area in the early afternoon, before becoming more numerous and greater in size by the early evening.  At the moment, it is beginning to appear that there will be at least one line of storms that will form over The Hudson Valley around 3:00-5:00 PM EST.

It will be important to note that Weather360 is increasing the threat for Severe Weather today to 60% across the Metro Area, with the threat for isolated spin-ups and tornadoes at 22%.  The primary threat today will be the threat for small hail, high winds, frequent lightning, and heavy rain.  It is advisable to keep a weather radio nearby and to keep a lookout for storms in your area.

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