Record Snowfall Expected Wednesday for Tri-State Area

posted by Andrew Magnotta -

A Nor'easter is expected to dump a foot or more of snow on the Tri-State area Wednesday, which would be a record for this date. 

A Winter Storm Warning is in effect for the city from 10 p.m. Tuesday to 4 a.m. Thursday.

Light rain Tuesday evening mixed turned to snow in some areas. Snow was heavy at times Wednesday afternoon with temperatures in the 30s. The result was a heavy, wet snow. Wind gusts could reach 40 miles per hour. 

Winter Storm Quinn could drop 8 - 12 inches of snow on New York City and Long Island, except for the eastern end. 

Greater snowfall, 12 - 16 inches, is in the forecast for northern New Jersey, the Lower Hudson Valley and interior Connecticut. 

Lesser totals of 4 - 8 inches are expected in central New Jersey, coastal Westchester, coastal Connecticut and on Long Island south of the LIE and west of the William Floyd.

There is a 100 percent chance of snow along with Winter Storm Quinn, according to forecasters. 

The heaviest snowfall is expected Wednesday afternoon, with low temperatures around 30. 

The snow should keep falling through midnight Wednesday. 

Thursday will be partly cloudy in the morning and then cloudy in the afternoon with a high of 41 and light winds. 

Keep checking back for updates as the storm nears. 


(UPDATE as of 7:30 p.m.)

Snowfall Totals

  • Sparta, NJ:  12 inches
  • Vernon, NJ:  12 inches
  • West Milford, NJ:  10 inches
  • North Caldwell NJ, 19.0 inches
  • Sloatsburg NJ, 13.0 inches
  • Whippany NJ, 16.0
  • Flemington NJ, 10.0 inches
  • Wayne NJ, 14.5 inches
  • Hillsborough NJ, 15.3 inches
  • Monroe, NY:  10.5 inches
  • Westchester County, NY:  4.5 inches
  • Huntington NY, 3.2 inches
  • Warwick NY, 12.5 inches
  • Armonk NY, 7.0 inches
  • Bethel, CT:  5 inches
  • New Fairfield, CT:  13.0 inches
  • Ridgefield CT, 9.2 inches
  • Danbury CT, 9.0 inches

Mass Transit

  • NJ Transit and LIRR service suspended on several rail lines
  • NJ Transit Bus Service Suspended
  • Metro North operating a reduced weekday schedule
  • Amtrak is operating on a modified schedule

Airports

  • Over 2,000 flights cancelled at the three area airports

Power Outages

  • Con Edison:  11,744
  • PSE&G LI:  3,850
  • JCP&L:  92,917 

NYC Storm Info

  • Alternate Side Street Parking Rules Suspended through Thursday
  • NYC has 693 salt spreaders and 1,600 plows


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