On Monday, a winter storm has brought havoc to the Midwest over the Thanksgiving weekend rolling through the Northeast. The storm has dumped more than a foot of snow in some area noticing it as the first measurable snowfall of the season.
After the historic storm first hits onto the Pacific Coast as a “bomb cyclone,” more than 50 million people waited under winter storm advisories or warnings.
AccuWeather said that up to one foot of snow was forecast from northeastern Pennsylvania to central Massachusetts and southern New Hampshire before ending late Monday. Some regions of the Berkshires, Catskills and the mountains in Southern Vermont and New Hampshire could notice up to 30 inches of snow.
According to the National Weather Service, the winter advisory also monitor Boston, New York City and Philadelphia and their vast outskirts.
Alex Sosnowski, the senior meteorologist of AccuWeather said that “An accumulation of layer to an inch or so is likely around Philadelphia. Up to a few inches may fall on the New York City region with several inches possible around Boston.”
The northern and western outskirts of New York and Boston are likely to hit by much heavier snow, he stated. Bill de Blasio, Mayor of New York said that his city was prepared to clear the ice and snow from the streets.
Bill de Blasio said that “With the forecast predicting snow just in time to make a messy evening commute, I request all New Yorkers to take extra cares, stay off the streets and take public transport whenever possible. Everyone must do their role.”
Albany, New York, had struck by the snow up to 4.5 inches from the storm as of Monday morning, obtaining it one of the top-10 biggest December snowstorms on account for the city.
The storm has already dropped 20 inches of snow in the East Glenville, New York, 15 miles northwest of Albany by Sunday, which is the highest snow total in the Northeast so far.
by the Midday Monday, traveling on the highway was becoming dangerous. Andrew Cuomo, Governor New York said that state troopers “have already reacted and help to more than 740 storm-related crashes statewide.”
Bomb cyclones struck the West Coast are rare, drawing weather service notices that the storm could rival some of the most powerful storms on record for that part of the country.
Over the next 4 days, the storm then swept east which results in driving heavy snow and strong winds to a large portion of the Upper Midwest and the Plains. The storm started hitting the Northeast as snow, freezing rain and sleet on Sunday.
The storm story was not finished in the West, however, as a separate system started to pound the zone.
The Southern California Edison said that around 9,000 customers lost power on Sunday due to heavy snowfall in the mountains northeast of Los Angeles.
On Saturday and Sunday, more than 1,000 flights were canceled or delayed into and out of San Francisco.