The third winter storm in 10 days is bearing down on the East Coast, threatening to coat New York City with several inches of snow and dump more than a foot on Boston.
Heavy snow is expected Monday morning with a total accumulation of 12 to 18 inches in some areas of the Cape, although there could be up to 2 feet of snow in Provincetown in the worst case scenario, according to the Weather Service. During that storm, Block Island had an official blizzard while many other areas saw blizzard-like conditions.
"Travel will be very hard to impossible, especially during the Tuesday morning (commute)", the weather service said, noting that may be true of the evening rush hour as well. "Not necessarily in terms of snow, although they may get a few inches more, but the issue across far southeast Mass.is it's going to be a wetter snow", said Frank.
Concerns over continued power outages continue with this storm as under 10,000 utility customers remained without power Monday morning - mainly in Massachusetts, New Jersey and NY - because of last week's nor'easter.
At 3:30 p.m. the Shelter Island School announced: "At this time, we are calling a two hour Delayed Opening for tomorrow, Tuesday, March 13".
On top of that, it could reach "bomb cyclone" status, a severe drop in atmospheric pressure that would bring heavy snow and winds. Far eastern and southeastern CT could see gusts up to 40 miles per hour.
"Coastal flooding is also likely around times of high tide".
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North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper sent out a bulletin urging people to be aware of the weather and road conditions.
Then, on March 14, 1993, another 19.9 inches of snow fell in Syracuse - once again, the most snow on that date since the weather service began recording weather data in 1902.
The National Weather Service has issued a storm warning for all of ME as another nor'easter approaches from the mid-Atlantic coast.
A blizzarding nor'easter made its way to MA overnight on Tuesday, and meteorologists say this snowy system will pack a punch.
A gale warning along the ocean is in effect from Monday night to 7 a.m. Tuesday.
About half an inch of precipitation is expected in Elko County from Tuesday through Wednesday.
"We have wires down in many parts of town, along with trees blocking roads", he said.