Second blizzard in five days could hammer eastern New England on Monday

Violet Powell
February 12, 2017

The most current NWS alert forecasts snow accumulations in New York City between 10 and 14 inches.

Unsafe travel conditions were forecast for cities from Philadelphia to New York City and Boston, the weather service said.

There's the potential for unsafe road conditions for the commute on Monday, as well as airline delays and cancellations.

The National Weather Service said the Boston area and eastern ME could get 12 to 18 inches of snow, and a blizzard warning was issued for New York's Long Island.

March 1888: A four-day blizzard brought 21 inches of snow, and the aftermath of it was disastrous - it killed more than 200 people.

More than 3,500 flights scheduled for Thursday have been canceled, according to FlightAware.com, which tracks cancellations and delays; as many as 150 have already been canceled for Friday.

Bundled-up commuters in New York City carefully navigated snow-covered sidewalks. This process occurs too late to have major impacts for the Hudson Valley... but it will create a blizzard for much of SE New England.

"Stay off the roads and let the transportation crews do their jobs".

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Risky travel conditions were forecast for I-95 cities from Philadelphia to New York City and Boston.

The Winter Storm Watch is no longer in effect. Wind becomes northwest and slowly subsides to 5-10mph, allowing for temperatures to fall overnight to the teens.

Parts of the Commonwealth that lie north of the CT and Rhode Island borders could see accumulation between 8 and 12 inches, while the northeastern section of the state is expected to get between 12 and 16 inches, according to the weather service. Also will make road travel unsafe.

The most severe winter weather conditions will probably focus in the easternmost portions of New England, rather than the interior.

"Exactly where the storm intensifies and how quickly it does so will be a key factor in determining the corridor of heaviest snow and strongest winds", Accuweather reported. But it's as bad as it will be in southeast New England. About 1 million students attend the city's 1,800 public schools, making it the largest school district in the United States.

And what about northern Vermont, which is also projected to get a thick blanket of snow on Monday?

ME is expected to receive more snow even before the nor'easter arrives.

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