Winter Storm Niko To Impact 60 Million People

Winter Storm Niko To Impact 60 Million People

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Winter Storm Niko To Impact 60 Million People

screen-shot-2017-02-09-at-9-17-47-amThe Northeast is getting hammered by a significant storm that is bringing with it blizzard conditions and a foot of snow from New York City all the way up to Boston. 

By The Numbers:

    • 2,700 flights canceled along the storm path as of Thursday morning.
    • 60,000,000 people in the path of the storm.
    • 2-4 inches of snowcould fall per hour.
    • 1,800 public schools closed in New York City.
    • 134,041 students in Philadelphia who are getting a snow day.
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…WINTER STORM WARNING FOR NEW YORK CITY…

* Snow Accumulations…10 to 14 inches.

* Hazard type…Heavy snow.

* Timing…Today.

* Impacts…Hazardous/dangerous travel due to snow covered roads and poor visibilities. Blowing and drifting snow is likely. Local power outages with downed trees and power lines possible.

* Winds…North 15 to 25 mph with gusts 30 to 35 mph.

* Visibilities…one quarter mile or less at times.

* Temperatures…Falling into the 20s.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

A Winter Storm Warning for Heavy Snow means severe winter weather conditions are expected or occurring. Significant amounts of snow are forecast that will make travel dangerous. Only travel in an emergency. If you must travel…keep an extra flashlight…food… and water in your vehicle in case of an emergency.

 

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