The Northeastern United States braced on Friday morning for a possibly record-setting blizzard bearing down on the region, which forecasters warned could drop up to 2-1/2 feet (76 cm) of snow and bring travel to a halt.
Blizzard warnings were in effect from New Jersey through southern Maine, with Boston expected to bear the heaviest blow from the massive storm. The day was expected to begin with light snow, with winds picking up and snow getting much heavier by afternoon.
Officials urged residents to stay home, rather than risk getting stuck in deep drifts or whiteout conditions....click Reuters link for more
New York City and the North East Coast are bracing themselves for the merger of two enormous winter storms forecasters say could slam the region with its second superstorm in less than six months.
With memories of Hurricane Sandy still raw, The National Weather Service has issued a blizzard warning for New England and the Tri-State area beginning at 6 a.m. Friday through 1 p.m. Saturday for the storm which meteorologists have described as a potential 'monster'.
And with residents up and down the coast being warned not to leave their homes and up to two-feet of snow expected, airlines sent travel plans into meltdown as they canceled more than 2,100 flights for Friday according to FlightAware.
As of late Thursday, 2,134 Friday flights within, into, or out of the U.S. had been cancelled, according to FlightAware. The airports with the most cancellations are Newark Liberty, New York's LaGuardia and JFK and Boston's Logan International in that order.
With anywhere from 10-14 inches of snow expected to fall on the Big Apple on Friday night into Saturday morning, hurricane strength winds are also forecast off the coast of Long Island and up the New England coast to Boston....Click Daily Mail link for more