Snow Day! Nor’easter Stella Set to Dump Up to Two Feet on NYC

Something wicked this way comes. The National Weather Service has issued a blizzard warning for Winter Storm Stella. The Nor’easter is is on track to begin overnight tonight and continue into Tuesday evening dumping up to two feet of snow on the Tri-State area. Expect temperatures in the upper 20’s, white out conditions and high winds of 25 to 35 mph with gusts of 40 to 50 mph.  At the height of the storm, 2 to 4 inches of snow is predicted to fall per hour.  The recent full moon also puts coastal communities at risk for flooding.

The NYC Office of Emergency Management issued a Hazardous Travel Advisory for Tuesday, March 14th. Here’s what New Yorkers need to know.

  • NYC Public Schools are closed on Tuesday, March 14th. After school programs are also cancelled.
  • Avoid driving.  Use mass transit whenever possible.  If you must drive, drive cautiously and use major roads.
  • Alternate side parking is suspended on Tuesday March, 14th and Wednesday, March 15th. Meters are in effect.  (Tip: Park on the left side of the street if possible, plows push snow to the right).

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  • Jorale-man

    Ugh, please someone tell the Weather Channel to stop this winter storm-naming business.
    I know, a lost cause, but still…

  • DIBS
  • Chris Bastian

    …or not. Lucky if we get 6″.

  • You know who this is….

    This storm had a sizable magnetic and electrical componen. The became clearly observable with the thunder but this was a very EM active storm from its earliest stages.