Major Snow Storm Headed For Tri-State Area

New York City and the rest of the tri-state area is preparing for what is expected to be a major snowstorm.

The snow is expected to begin falling on Monday night and continue through most of Tuesday, with 12 to 18 inches expected for much of the area.  At the height of the storm, snow could fall at a rate of 2-to-4 inches per hour.

A blizzard warning will be in effect from midnight on Monday night until midnight on Tuesday.  Wind gusts could exceed 55 mph.  New York City’s Department of Sanitation has issued a snow alert.  They have 1,600 plows and 700 salt spreaders read to go.

“We’re preparing for a significant storm on Tuesday, and New Yorkers should also prepare for snow and dangerous road conditions,” said Mayor Bill de Blasio in a statement. “Besides the snow, it will be cold. We urge you to avoid unnecessary travel and help keep roads clear for Sanitation crews and first responders.”

The record snowfall for March came in 1888 when 21 inches fell.

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