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Winter Storm Juno: Northeast Winter Blizzard

January 26, 2015

courtesy of The Weather Channel

Millions of people in the Northeast are bracing for Winter Storm Juno, which threatens to become a major snowstorm today through Wednesday with the potential for blizzard conditions and more than 2 feet of snow. 

The high confidence in forecast wind and snowfall led the National Weather Service to issue blizzard warnings well in advance of the storm from the New Jersey shore all the way to Downeast Maine, including the cities of New York City, Boston, Providence, Hartford and Portland. Most of the warnings are in effect from Monday afternoon or evening through late Tuesday night.

At least 28 million people are in the zone of potential blizzard conditions, and millions more will see enough snow to complicate travel.

Key Points:

  • Moderate to heavy snow likely from portions of the coastal Mid-Atlantic (New Jersey, far eastern Pennsylvania) to New England.
  • Peak impacts late Monday through Tuesday night.
  • Widespread accumulations of 1 to 2 feet likely with some areas picking up over 2 feet. Snow drifts will be even higher.
  • Blizzard or near-blizzard conditions will make travel dangerous and, in some areas, impossible.
  • Over 3,500 U.S. flights scheduled for Monday and Tuesday have been canceled, according to FlightAware.
  • Any flights not canceled will likely be severely delayed; airport closures possible late Monday through Tuesday.
  • Damaging wind gusts, power outages and coastal flooding also possible.
  • Moderate snowfall over the central and southern Appalachians; flurries as far south as north Georgia.
  • Light to moderate snowfall over the central Appalachians Mid-Atlantic states Monday.

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