50 million people under winter storm watches, advisories as 'bomb cyclone' storm hits Northeast

50 million people under winter storm watches, advisories as \
50 million people under winter storm watches, advisories as \'bomb cyclone\' storm hits Northeast  

A winter storm that brought havoc to the Midwest over the Thanksgiving weekend was rolling through the Northeast on Monday, dumping more than a foot of snow in some areas seeing their first measurable snowfall of the season.

More than 50 million people remained under winter storm advisories or warnings a week after the historic storm first smashed onto the Pacific Coast as a bomb cyclone.

Up to a foot of snow was forecast from northeastern Pennsylvania to central Massachusetts and southern New Hampshire before ending late Monday, AccuWeather said. Some areas of the Catskills, Berkshires and the mountains in southern Vermont and New Hampshire could see up to 30 inches.

Boston, New York City and Philadelphia and their vast suburbs were under a winter weather advisory.

"An accumulation of a coating to an inch or so is possible around Philadelphia," said AccuWeather senior meteorologist Alex Sosnowski. "Up to a few inches may fall on the New York City area with several inches likely around Boston."

Much heavier snow is likely in the northern and western suburbs of New York City and Boston, he said. New York Mayor Bill de Blasio said his city was prepared to clear snow and ice from streets.

"With the forecast predicting snow just in time to create a messy evening commute, I urge all New Yorkers to take extra precautions, stay off the streets and take public transportation whenever possible," de Blasio said. "Everyone must do their part."

The storm, dubbed Winter Storm Ezekiel by The Weather Channel, began its march across the nation Tuesday when it slammed across southern Oregon and northwestern California with 100-mph wind gusts along the coast and multiple feet of snow in the mountains.

Bomb cyclones hitting the West Coast are rare, drawing weather service warnings that the storm could rival some of the most intense storms on record for that part of the country.

The storm then swept west over the next four days, driving heavy snow and strong winds to a vast portion of the Upper Midwest and the Plains. The storm began pummeling the Northeast as snow, freezing rain and sleet on Sunday.

In Buffalo, a Delta Connection flight from New York slid off a taxiway, Sunday morning, Delta Air Lines confirmed to USA TODAY. None of the 64 passengers aboard the Endeavor Air CRJ-900 were injured, the airline said.

The storm story was not over in the West, however.

In the mountains northeast of Los Angeles, nearly 9,000 customers lost power Sunday due to heavy snowfall, Southern California Edison said.

The front, driving heavy rains and high winds after rolling onto the California coast below San Francisco, could pound areas of the state for several days, the National Weather Service said. More than 1,000 flights were delayed or canceled into and out of San Francisco on Saturday and Sunday.

But there were some victories. The weather service canceled high wind advisories for San Francisco early Monday. And the area of Sonoma County where the Kincade Fire burned more than 120 square miles and hundreds of homes a month ago appeared to be spared from major mudslides.

"The Flash Flood Watch for the #KincadeFire burn scar was allowed to expire at 3 AM (Monday)" the National Weather Service in San Francisco tweeted Sunday night. "Heavy rain rates are no longer expected over the burn scar."

This article originally appeared on USA TODAY: Weather: Storm dumps snow on Northeast after California bomb cyclone


More Related News

Deep freeze: Schools closed for snow days in Northeast, subzero temperatures in Midwest
Deep freeze: Schools closed for snow days in Northeast, subzero temperatures in Midwest

Snow along the East Coast disrupted morning commutes and caused some school closures as subzero temperatures struck the Midwest and Northern Plains.

Rudy Giuliani
Rudy Giuliani's divorce battle ends, but legal troubles continue for Trump lawyer

Rudy Giuliani, President Donald Trump's lawyer, has settled his divorce fight with Judith Nathan. Federal prosecutors continue to investigate him.

Six dead in hours-long New York-area shootout
Six dead in hours-long New York-area shootout

Six people including a police officer and two suspects were killed during an hours-long shootout across a New York suburb not far from the Statue of Liberty, local officials said. "Our officers were under fire for hours," Jersey City Police Chief Michael Kelly told reporters after the latest high-profile US shooting. In addition to the officer and the suspects, three civilians were killed in the incident that began around midday at a cemetery and ended in a store, Kelly said.

Mexican ex-security chief charged in US in drug conspiracy
Mexican ex-security chief charged in US in drug conspiracy

A man who served as secretary of public security in Mexico from 2006 to 2012 has been indicted in New York City on drug charges alleging he accepted millions of dollars in bribes to let the Sinaloa cartel operate with impunity in Mexico. Genaro Garcia Luna, 51, a resident of Florida, was charged in Brooklyn federal court with three counts of cocaine trafficking conspiracy and a false statements charge, authorities said in a release.

Exxon Prevails Over New York in Climate Accounting Case
Exxon Prevails Over New York in Climate Accounting Case

(Bloomberg) -- Exxon Mobil Corp. won a closely watched securities-fraud trial that delved into its internal accounting for the financial risks of climate change, a striking rejection of New York state's claim that the company misled investors for years.The ruling Tuesday by New York Supreme Court Justice

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked with *

Cancel reply


  • bubble shooter
    (2019-12-03 06:37:19Z)

    Thanks for all the tips mentioned in this article! it's always good to read things you have heard before and are implementing, but from a different perspective, always pick up some extra bits of information.


Top News: Latin America