Snow Expected for Northeast, Numerous Flights Cancelled, Delayed

By Jesse Sokolow on 25 February 2014
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An aircraft being deiced at LaGuardia last week

An aircraft being deiced at LaGuardia last week

Another winter storm moved in on the northeast on Tuesday, although this one is expected to be much less significant than many of this season’s previous storms have been.  The storm blanketed some areas of the Mid-Atlantic with snow during the day on Tuesday, and is expected to continue into Tuesday night and through Wednesday as it moves north up the coast.

As of 5:30 p.m. Eastern Time, 275 flights had been cancelled in the United States for Tuesday, with a further 2,547 delayed according to FlightStats, a flight tracking service.  Seventy-one of those cancellations took place at Washington Reagan, where snow has been falling off and on since Tuesday morning.  The airport also saw 243 delays, while New York’s LaGuardia has had 22 cancellations and 89 delays.  One hundred and sixty six flights have been cancelled for Wednesday, with only four delayed, though that number could rise over the next 24 hours.

In Washington, D.C., a total of 1” to 3” of snow is expected by late Tuesday night.  Through Tuesday night and into Wednesday, the nation’s capital could possibly see additional accumulation, though it will likely be less than 1”.

In Baltimore, where the National Weather Service issued a winter weather advisory for late Tuesday night into Wednesday morning, a total of 0.5” of snow may be seen Tuesday night, with an additional 1” to 2” possible for Wednesday.

Philadelphia may also see 0.5” late Tuesday night, as well as an additional inch on Wednesday.  Elsewhere in the state, Pittsburgh can expect to see less than one inch by Wednesday, although the National Weather Service has issued a hazardous weather outlook for both of the Pennsylvania cities.

New York City will see scattered flurries on Tuesday night, as well as snow showers on Wednesday morning, resulting in approximately one inch of accumulation.  Further upstate in Syracuse, the National Weather Service has issued a hazardous weather outlook, with the city potentially receiving 1.5” by Tuesday night, though it will likely see less than 0.5” on Wednesday.

As the storm continues north and weakens, Boston will likely see less than one inch on Wednesday.  In Burlington, Vermont, less than one inch is expected by the end of the snow on Wednesday as well.

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