Published On:February 13, 2017, 4:17 pm
In just a matter of few days post the residents of Northeast United States were done digging themselves out following a winter storm that cloaked much of the region with heavy snow, another storm has warned to do the damage all over again. The National Weather Service gave out winter storm warnings for upstate New York, New Hampshire, New Jersey, Vermont and Maine starting at 2 a.m. ET Monday.
The agency said that most of the Northeast could witness 8 to 16 inches of snow, whereas a few parts of Maine were under a blizzard warning and are getting ready for even more worse.
A meteorologist for The Weather Channel, Danielle Banks said, "We're talking about very heavy snowfall, it will rapidly intensify as we go through the overnight hours and Monday, taking us into the morning rush."
All the way from Maine to Massachusetts, Hurricane-force winds and flooding were predicted and on the other hand high wind warnings were declared as far as south as North Carolina.
The officials said that in New Hampshire the snow could fall at a rate of 1 to 3 inches every hour.
In Boston, Portland and Maine School closings were announced and by 7 p.m. ET, the airports across the country had already cancelled almost 1300 arrivals and departures and further delayed approximately 1700 others. This data was according to the flight tracking site FlightAware.
Governor Andrew Cuomo in New York requested citizens especially those upstate to prepare for the deadly storm and he ordered the state agencies to employ resources in advance of its arrival.
In the mean while Boston Mayor in Massachusetts Martin Walsh reminded residents to keep an eye on the elderly neighbours.
On Sunday he said, "Maybe it's the Patriots," recollecting the city's record-shattering winter two years ago. "They won in 2015 and we had so much snow."
According to the banks the storm will probably narrow down by Monday night. However, the strong winds are predicted to remain into early Tuesday along with gusts as robust as 60 mph hitting upstate New York and Hartford, Conneticut.
Also, in Cape Cod, Massachusetts, they could reach 75 mph.
Previously the storm blanketed most of the region in more than a foot of snow, and left around 50,000 people with no power and led to several delay in the flights.
People who live in the Northeast who have not yet had their share of winter post the latest storm passes, they might not really have to wait long. There have been warnings from the Weather Channel that there is yet another storm system to look out for mid to late next week which could render more harsh weather.
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