Spring Nor’easter Will Bring ‘Treacherous’ Travel Conditions to Northeast

By Paul Riegler on 18 April 2022
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A spring nor’easter could bring up to 10” (25 cm) of snow and unseasonably cold temperatures to parts of the Northeast late Monday evening and early Tuesday.

“Temperatures will be cold enough to make it seem as though the calendar reads ‘February’ and not ‘April,’” the National Weather Service said Sunday, adding that travel conditions will be “treacherous” in some areas.

Over eight million people are currently under winter weather alerts from the Appalachians up through upstate New York, as well as portions of Vermont and Massachusetts.

The upstate New York region will see some of the heaviest snow, up to 10”, along with far northeast Pennsylvania.  High winds and heavy wet snow in New England could result in downed power lines, leaving tens of thousands of people without electricity.

The storm will hit New York City in the early evening hours.

“Tonight’s coastal storm is quick-hitting, with a period of steady rain and wind beginning late this evening, before tapering by daybreak tomorrow,” the New York office of the National Weather Service said, which added that wind gusts up to 50 mph (80 km/h)  are expected along the coast.

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