More than 50 million people across the United States remain under winter weather advisories as New York City prepares to receive up to 12 inches of snow.
If the Big Apple receives at least six inches of dust (currently a mid-range estimate) it will be recorded as the biggest snowstorm in more than two years.
The National Weather Service anticipates between four and 12 inches will fall in the city.
The fast-moving weather system will hit New York early Tuesday before moving north later in the day and crossing into Massachusetts.
The New Jersey metropolitan area is expected to see six to nine inches, while northern New Jersey, the lower Hudson Valley and inland Connecticut could receive between nine inches and a foot of snow.
More than 50 million people across the United States remain under a winter weather advisory as the nor’easter approaches the East Coast.
New York Mayor Eric Adams warned New Yorkers to stay home Tuesday as the city braces for four to eight inches of dust.
More than 1,500 snow plows and 36 blowers are prepared to respond to potentially apocalyptic conditions
“Snow is coming and all our equipment is ready,” New York City Mayor Eric Adams posted on X, formerly Twitter, on Monday.
“We have been following the forecast since last week and it has changed significantly in the last 24 hours.”
He noted that New York City Emergency Management issued a travel advisory ahead of Tuesday’s storm and urged city residents to stay off the roads.
According to the State Department of Transportation, more than 1,500 snow plows and 36 blowers are ready.
In addition to her social media posts, Adams donned a Fendi scarf to deliver remarks at a press conference on Monday.
‘We are taking this storm extremely, extremely seriously. We want New Yorkers to be prepared and we want New Yorkers to do the same,’ he stated.
“We expect slippery roads and limited visibility, so we strongly encourage New Yorkers to stay home if they don’t have to go out.”
“And please use public transport, we want to minimize the number of vehicles circulating on the road so that our devices and vehicles can take care of snow removal.”
The city’s public school system shifted to remote learning as much of the city closed in anticipation of the snowfall.
On X, formerly Twitter, Mayor Eric Adams noted that New York City Emergency Management issued a travel advisory ahead of Tuesday’s storm and urged people to stay off the roads.
Mayor Eric Adams and top administration officials held a press conference at the DSNY Spring Street Salt Shed on Monday.
While the NWS predicts four to eight inches will fall in Manhattan, four to six seems most likely based on the probabilistic snowfall forecast.
‘We are taking this storm extremely, extremely seriously. “We want New Yorkers to be prepared and we want New Yorkers to do the same,” Adams said.
All Wildlife Conservation Society zoos, including the famed Bronx and Central Park zoos, and the New York Aquarium would be closed Tuesday, Adams announced.
Branches of the Brooklyn Public Library, the New York Public Library and the Queens Public Library would also close their doors.
The NWS issued a winter storm warning for the city starting at 4 a.m. Tuesday and ending at 6 p.m.
In other parts of the state, such as southern Westchester County, as well as regions of New Jersey and Connecticut, the warning will go into effect at 1 a.m.
Snow will fall fastest between 5 a.m. and noon at a rate of one to two inches per hour, according to FOX 5 NY meteorologist Nick Gregory.
By early Tuesday afternoon, much of the system is expected to exit the area, only after overwhelming New York with several centimeters of white dust.
The NWS has predicted sstrong winds up to 40 miles per hour and flooding along the New England coast, the Jersey Shore and Long Island.
The agency also estimated a 30 percent chance of about two inches of snow near Philadelphia.
With inclement weather threatening the tri-state area, New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy also took to social media.
He warned residents to expect up to 12 inches of snow cover in northern parts of the state starting early Tuesday morning.
‘If you can, stay off the roads and stay warm, New Jersey!’ Murphy wrote.