New York, Northeast May Get 14 Inches of Snow From New Storm
2011-01-11 01:46:37.384 GMT
By Brian K. Sullivan
Jan. 11 (Bloomberg) -- A winter storm that forced the
cancellation of thousands of flights across the U.S. South
yesterday is bearing down on New York with as much as 14 inches
(36 centimeters) of new snow.
The storm, which will head into Boston after hitting New
York, will be a "pretty standard nor'easter," said Jeff
Masters, co-founder of Weather Underground Inc. in Ann Arbor,
"It is going to bomb off the East Coast and intensify
rapidly," Masters said. "It will not be as intense as the
post-Christmas Day nor'easter, but it is still a respectable
snowstorm for January."
Snow is expected to start falling about 9 p.m. in New York
with the highest amounts on Long Island, said Andy Mussoline, a
meteorologist with AccuWeather Inc. in State College,
"I would anticipate disruptions in travel for that
Wednesday morning commute," Mussoline said. The snowfall should
be over in New York, except for some flurries, by tomorrow
afternoon, he said.
Philadelphia may receive 3 inches to 7 inches, with 2
inches to 4 inches in Baltimore and 1 inch to 3 inches in
Washington, the National Weather Service said.
The storm is expected to disrupt air travel from Chicago
eastward through the U.S. Northeast, Mussoline said.
At least 491 flights have been canceled so far today,
according to FlightAware in Houston, Texas. At least 2,259
flights were canceled yesterday, with 1,044 of those originating
from Atlanta's Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport,
according to the flight-tracking company's website.
Delta Airlines scrubbed 1,608 flights, or about 25 percent
of its regular schedule yesterday, according to FlightAware.
Yesterday, Huntsville, Alabama, recorded its third-largest
snowfall, with 8.9 inches, according to the weather service. The
record was 17.1 inches set Dec. 31, 1963, into Jan. 1, 1964, the
At least 12.5 inches was recorded in the mountains of North
Carolina and 9 inches fell in South Carolina, according to the
The storm comes two weeks after a blizzard struck New York
and the Northeast, dropping at least 20 inches of snow on
Central Park and forcing the cancellation of more than 8,000
NYC Snow Costs
The Dec. 26-27 storm left some New York City streets
unplowed for days and garbage pickups backlogged. It cost New
York at least $20 million of its $38.8 million snow-removal
budget, according to the city's Sanitation Department.
After the latest snow leaves, southern New England will be
clear and cold for at least a few days, said Mussoline. There is
a chance snow may fall when the National Football League's New
England Patriots host the New York Jets in the second round of
the American Football Conference playoffs.
"It doesn't appear to be heavy but it could make for some
entertaining views on the TV for that New England game on
Sunday," Mussoline said.
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--With assistance from Mary Jane Credeur in Atlanta. Editors:
Charlotte Porter, Bill Banker.
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