‘Four’easter’ Winter Storm Hammers East Coast, Over 4,000 Flights Cancelled

By Anna Breuer on 21 March 2018
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A plane being deiced at LaGuardia

A plane being deiced at LaGuardia

Happy Four’easter.

The fourth nor’easter in three weeks is currently pelting the Northeast with snow and sleet and in many regions the worst is yet to come.

Heavy snow falling at the rate of 1” to 2” (2.5 to 5 centimeters) per hour accompanied by fierce winds will result in the obligatory downed trees and power lines. Meanwhile snow, heavy in some areas, is expected to continue falling in Ohio and the Appalachians.

The storm has caused cancellation of over 4,000 flights with some 1,006 delayed as of 10 a.m. EDT. The flight operations disruptions are largely along the I-95 corridor affected by the storm, from Washington, D.C. to Boston.

Meanwhile, the West Coast is not exempt from bad weather. Heavy precipitation is expected in California in the next two to three days. Several inches of rain is predicted to cause flash flooding in southern and central California while up to 5’ (1.5 meters) of snow is expected in the Sierra Nevada.

(Photo: Accura Media Group)

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