The first significant winter storm of the winter season is likely to impact significant portions of the mid-Atlantic and northeastern U.S. this weekend – mainly from Friday afternoon through midday Sunday. The “ripple effects” of this storm will have significant impacts on air travel nationwide during the same time period.
Some of the major cities expected to be impacted include:
-New York City
At this time it is too early to be specific with respect to expected snowfall amounts, but the potential exists for total snowfall amounts in excess of 12 inches within the lavender shaded areas on the above image, and total snowfall amounts of at least 6-12 inches within the red shaded areas on the same image.
In addition to heavy snowfall, strong, gusty North to Northeast winds will cause widespread blowing and drifting snow across much of the same region. The potential also exists for damage to trees and power lines, which may result in power outages in the hardest hit areas.
Impacts from the storm will begin in the Southwest part of the above area on Friday afternoon/evening, and spread Northeast through early Sunday.
We will continue monitoring the situation and issue updates as conditions warrant and as details become more clear.