Northeast: Nearly 200,000 customers are without power in the northeast as strong winds from the northeast linger in the region.
Parts northern easter What buried parts of the northeast snow underfoot and leaving hundreds of thousands without power, will linger Wednesday over New England, where light snow is expected but strong winds that could cause more blackouts before shifting off the coast.
Parts of upstate New York and New England will see 1 to 4 inches of snow on Wednesday, after more than 2 feet of snow fell in parts of the region on Tuesday, the National Weather Service says.
Several communities received 36 inches of snow by Tuesday evening, including the cities of Moriah and Stony Creek in New York and Marlborough, Vermont. 43 inches of snow was reported in Beacon, NY, but this number may not be accurate based on the total amount of snow in nearby areas.
While snowfall will ease significantly during the night, strong winds gusting up to 50 mph are expected to blow across the mid-Atlantic and northeast throughout the morning.
More than 193,000 homes and businesses in the northeast were without power as of Wednesday morning, according to a tracking utility. PowerOutage.ru, compared to about 250,000 outages reported overnight. Additional outages are possible on Wednesday as strong winds threaten to snap snow-covered tree limbs and cut power lines, CNN meteorologist Derek Van Dam said.
northeast storm travels the east coast and brings winds from the northeast, disrupting daily life in various parts of the region, creating treacherous or impossible to navigate road conditions and endangering those attempting to dig snow.
In Derry, New Hampshire, a falling tree was trapped by a child who was playing next to a parent who was shoveling snow Tuesday afternoon, city fire department said. Firefighters and police officers with the help of chainsaws and shovels freed the child, who was taken to the hospital with minor injuries.
“Please be aware of the increased risk of injury and heart attack when clearing heavily wet snow,” the National Weather Service said. warned Tuesday
The storm also caused schools to close and classes to be delayed across the region on Tuesday. Some schools will also be affected on Wednesday, including Worcester Public Schools in Massachusetts, which announced two hour delay start.
In New York City, where about 40,000 homes and businesses were left without power early Wednesday morning, the governor. Kathy Hochul announced several heating centers are available in hard-hit counties, including Albany, Ulster and Saratoga counties. The governor also urged residents to “continue to avoid unnecessary travel so that plows and emergency personnel can do their jobs.”
Over 2000 flights within, to and from the United States were canceled on Tuesdayand more than 6,000 additional flights were delayed, mostly at airports in the northeast, as the storm swept through the region, according to the tracking site. Flight Aware.
including airlines. delta, American, United, Southwest, jetblue And Spirit issued a travel waiver or flexible rebooking policy for passengers whose flights were affected by winter weather.
Officials throughout the affected region warned drivers to take extra precautions or avoid snowy or icy roads.
The New Hampshire State Police said that in New Hampshire, military personnel responded to more than 200 accidents and vehicles that went off the road. tweet.
States have deployed teams of plows and other emergency response vehicles, including the Massachusetts Department of Transportation, which said he sent 1,813 pieces of equipment to respond to the storm and treat the roads. The department has also implemented a 40 mph speed limit on Interstate 90, which runs through the entire state.
When the northeast swept across the northeast and a separate atmospheric river system hit the Pacific coastUS Air Force Reserve hurricane hunters have gathered data that could improve future forecasts for regions.
Until the last few years, forecasters had to rely solely on satellites and forecast models to forecast atmospheric rivers that can get very dirtyaccording to CNN meteorologist Jennifer Grey, not really knowing what goes on inside storms.
But now hurricane hunters can fly to storms and use instruments that can relay accurate, real-time weather data. The data can be immediately incorporated into weather forecast models, greatly improving forecast accuracy.
“We’re on missions from sea to shining sea here” – Hurricane Chasers tweeted Tuesday “That’s exactly what we do.”