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Winter storm 2015: Northeast Winter Storm Could Be “Historic”

New York – Experts say many parts of the U.S. are in for a hell of a winter storm.

The National Weather Service is using terms such as “life-threatening” and “historic” to describe the system ready to spread across the Northeast.

The storm could dump up to 3 feet of snow in Boston and New York before it ends Tuesday, along with freezing rain and strong wind gusts possibly reaching hurricane level.

Blizzard and winter storm warnings are up from New Jersey through Maine and into Canada.

Airlines began canceling flights by the hundreds. FlightAware, a travel website, put the total at more than 1,800 early Monday

“We plan to cancel all flights Tuesday at Newark, LaGuardia and JFK, as well as Boston and Philadelphia,” said United Airlines Spokeswoman Mary Ryan.

Other airlines were implementing similar measures.

Check first if you’re flying into or out of the region.

“I want everyone to understand that we are facing — most likely — one of the largest snowstorms in the history of this city,” said New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio.

He repeated throughout a Sunday afternoon news conference that people should expect delays, very slow or stalled commutes Monday evening. Whatever people do to be cautious, he said, do more.

“My message to all New Yorkers is prepare for something worse than we have seen before. Prepare to be safe. Take every precaution. Now is the time to get ready for this extreme weather,” he said. “Don’t underestimate this storm.”

The Weather Service says whiteout conditions will make travel extremely dangerous in the entire affected area. Wind gusts in the New York City area could hit 65 mph.

The blizzard warning is in effect from 1 p.m. Monday through Tuesday, with the worst conditions expected from late Monday evening through midday Tuesday.

STORM SUMMARY MESSAGE From The National Weather Service

STORM SUMMARY NUMBER 01 FOR MID-ATLANTIC TO NORTHEAST MAJOR WINTER
STORM
NWS WEATHER PREDICTION CENTER COLLEGE PARK MD
400 AM EST MON JAN 26 2015

...DEVELOPING MAJOR WINTER STORM BRINGING SNOW TO THE OHIO VALLEY
AND MID-ATLANTIC... 

BLIZZARD WARNINGS ARE IN EFFECT FOR THE COASTAL AREAS OF NEW
JERSEY TO MAINE.

WINTER STORM WATCHES AND WARNINGS ARE IN EFFECT FOR PORTIONS OF
HIGHER ELEVATIONS OF WEST VIRGINIA AND MARYLAND...IN ADDITION TO
EASTERN MARYLAND AND DELAWARE INTO MAINE.

WINTER WEATHER ADVISORIES ARE IN EFFECT FOR PORTIONS OF THE OHIO
VALLEY...MID-ATLANTIC...AND THE SOUTHERN APPALACHIANS IN GEORGIA
AND NORTH CAROLINA.

FOR A DETAILED GRAPHICAL DEPICTION OF THE LATEST
WATCHES...WARNINGS AND ADVISORIES...PLEASE SEE WWW.WEATHER.GOV

AT 300 AM EST...A SURFACE LOW PRESSURE WITH A CENTRAL PRESSURE OF
1002 MB...29.59 INCHES...WAS LOCATED NEAR BLUEFIELD...WEST
VIRGINIA AND MOVING EAST-NORTHEAST. A COLD FRONT EXTENDED FROM
THIS LOW INTO THE SOUTHEAST AND ACROSS THE GULF OF MEXICO. THE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE RADARS AND SURFACE OBSERVATIONS INDICATED
THERE WAS A LARGE SWATH OF LIGHT TO MODERATE SNOW FALLING ACROSS
OHIO AND PENNSYLVANIA. THERE WERE ALSO REPORTS OF LIGHT TO
MODERATE SNOW MOVING INTO WESTERN NEW JERSEY AND NORTHERN
MARYLAND. IN ADDITION...LIGHT TO MODERATE RAIN WAS FALLING ACROSS
THE TENNESSEE VALLEY...WEST VIRGINIA...VIRGINIA...AND CENTRAL
NORTH CAROLINA. 

...SELECTED STORM TOTAL SNOWFALL IN INCHES FROM 1100 PM EST WED
JAN 25 THROUGH 300 AM EST FRI JAN 26...

...OHIO...
MARYSVILLE 1 ESE                      4.0                    
LAFAYETTE 3 NE                        3.5                    
WAPAKONETA 2 SSE                      3.5                    
BELLEFONTAINE 2 N                     3.0                    
WINTERSVILLE                          3.0                    

...PENNSYLVANIA...
MOON TOWNSHIP                         3.9                    
BALDWIN                               3.5                    
WEXFORD                               3.5                    
AMSTERDAM                             3.0                    
CRAFTON                               3.0                    
NATRONA HEIGHTS                       3.0                    
ROSS TOWNSHIP                         3.0                    
STEUBENVILLE                          3.0                    
PITTSBURGH                            2.0                    


A NEW SURFACE LOW WILL DEVELOP ALONG THE NORTH CAROLINA/SOUTHEAST
VIRGINIA COASTLINE ON MONDAY MORNING AND INTENSIFY RAPIDLY AS IT
MOVES NORTHEASTWARD OFF THE MID-ATLANTIC COAST. FROM THERE...IT
WILL MOVE ALONG THE NORTHEAST COASTLINE FROM MONDAY NIGHT AND INTO
TUESDAY. THIS WILL BRING A SIGNIFICANT AMOUNT OF SNOW AND BLUSTERY
WINDS ACROSS THE NORTHEAST AND NEW ENGLAND...CAUSING BLIZZARD
CONDITIONS. SNOW TOTALS OF 1 TO 3 FEET WILL OCCUR FROM THE NEW
YORK CITY AREA INTO SOUTHERN AND EASTERN NEW ENGLAND. 

THE NEXT STORM SUMMARY WILL BE ISSUED BY THE WEATHER PREDICTION
CENTER AT 1000 AM EST. PLEASE REFER TO YOUR LOCAL NATIONAL WEATHER
SERVICE OFFICE FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION ON THIS EVENT.