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UPDATE: (Friday - 1:15pm) Even though the snowstorm is moving out, the National Weather Service is reporting that tonight's lows could be in the single digits with sub zero wind chills. This could make for dangerously low temperatures and freezing conditions.
UPDATE: (Friday - 10am) - NYC public schools are closed today along with field trips, after school programs and PSAL games. Also, all non-emergency services have been suspended in the city.
John F. Kennedy International Airport was expected to reopen at 10am. According to the Associated Press (via NJ.com), there are as many as 190 flight cancellations at LaGuardia Airport, 120 cancellations at JFK, and 274 at Newark Airport. Travelers are advised to call their airline before heading out.
According to NBC 4 New York, Amtrak will be operating on a modified schedule today. Also today, Metro North and the Long Island Rail Road will be running on Saturday schedules and NJ Transit will be cross honoring all tickets. NYC's Department of Transportation announced that alternate side parking regulations are suspended while crews clear the streets. However, parking meter rules are still in effect.
The snow is starting to taper off throughout most of the Tri-State area, but there will still be snow blowing around because of the wind, making for potentially dangerous driving conditions. There are still Winter Storm Warnings in effect in the Tri-State area along with a Blizzard Warning in Long Island until 1pm today.
UPDATE: (Friday - 7:30am) - NYC public schools are closed Friday. JFK airport is also temporarily closed, but is expected to reopen at 8:30am.
According to My Fox NY's Mike Woods, as of 4:45am this morning Paramus, NJ has gotten 8 inches of snow. Most areas in the Tri-State area seem to have received between 4 and 8 inches of snow as of early this morning. The snow is expected to stop around 9am this morning.
Temperatures are in the single digits in some areas with wind chills below zero. Highs today are expected to stay in the teens. The freezing temperatures and blustery conditions will make for hazardous conditions.
*It's being recommended that travelers call their airline before heading out
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UPDATE: (Thursday - 9pm) - My Fox NY is reporting that NY Gov. Andrew Cuomo has issued a state of emergency and is closing some major highways including the Long Island Expressway in Suffolk and Nassau Counties, the New York State Thruway I-87 south of Albany, and Interstate 84 starting at midnight until 5am on Friday. These highways will reopen Friday morning at 5am if conditions permit. New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie also declared a state of emergency. Drivers are being encouraged to stay off the roads.
According to FlightAware (via the New York Times) more than 2,100 flights were cancelled nationwide on Thursday because of this snowstorm. According to NBC 4 New York, hundreds of flights have been cancelled at the three major airports in New York. Meanwhile, Mayor Bill de Blasio will decide if city schools are cancelled Friday morning
UPDATE: (Thursday - 3pm) - According to the latest forecast from My Fox NY's Mike Woods, most of the Tri-state area could see 6 to 10 inches of snow. The heaviest snow will likely come down between 7:30pm Thursday and 7:30am Friday.
UPDATE: (Thursday - 7:30am) My Fox NY is reporting that Winter Storm Warnings are in effect for parts of New York (including NYC), New Jersey, and Fairfield County in Connecticut. There also is a Blizzard Warning in effect for Nassau and Suffolk Counties in Long Island.
Significant amounts of snow could make travel very dangerous. In addition to high winds and snow accumulation, wind chills are expected to drop to zero to five below zero on Friday. Heavy snowfall is expected to begin Thursday evening and continue into Friday morning.
UPDATE: (Wednesday - 3pm) The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Storm Watch for coastal Connecticut, Long Island, and NYC starting Thursday evening at 6pm until 1pm on Friday.
There could be up to 5 to 9 inches of snow with possible wind gusts of up to 40 mph. Temperatures area also expected to drop into the teens Thursday night into Friday afternoon. Blowing snow and freezing conditions could make for hazardous conditions.
My Fox NY is also reporting that NYC's Department of Sanitation has issued a "snow alert" starting Thursday at 1am.
Tuesday: It looks like NYC and the tri-state area won't have to wait long for their first significant snowfall of 2014. According to Accuweather Senior Meteorologist Alex Sosnowski a snowstorm could drop as much as 6 to 10 inches of snow in NYC's five boroughs with higher amounts possible to the east, west, and north of the city.
NBC 4 New York is reporting that the worst of the storm is expected to hit the tri-state area Thursday night into Friday morning. The temperatures will also continue to drop with Thursday's high expected to be just 32 degrees and Friday's high just 18 degrees.