Area Under Winter Weather Advisory

Lester Mason
March 13, 2018

Parts of New England may see over a foot of snow from a nor'easter on Tuesday, the third storm in less than 2 weeks.

The National Weather Service issued a blizzard warning for much of the MA coast and a winter storm warning for most of New England.

The National Weather Service predicted between two and five inches of snow in New York City and surrounding areas, where a winter weather advisory was in effect.

The National Weather Service in NY warned that during the storm's peak, snow could fall at a rate of up to 7.6 cm an hour, making travel treacherous.

The National Weather Service reports Sunday that a southern storm is expected to make its way up the coast causing more snowfall.

Snow and wind will put limbs and power lines in jeopardy again, but forecasters don't expect the power losses to be as widespread as in the last two storms.

Concerns over continued power outages continue with this storm as under 10,000 utility customers remained without power Monday morning - mainly in Massachusetts, New Jersey and NY - because of last week's nor'easter.

In Rhode Island, the storm closed schools and businesses across the state, knocked out power and made driving treacherous.

"Snow will be heaviest in SE Mass where up to 2 ft is possible". Travel was shut down due to 40 miles per hour wind gusts creating drifts up to five feet, unsafe whiteout conditions, and wind chills.


Tuesday morning's commute is expected to be messy, with reduced visibility and rain changing to snow.

Winter Storm Riley began this parade on March 2 and was followed by Winter Storm Quinn last week.

The nor'easter was forecast to drop up to 20 inches (51 cm) of snow. "They could deposit a quick one half to 1 inch of snow, making stretches of pavement suddenly very slippery as temperatures briefly fall to near freezing in the squalls".

The state of MA is preparing for its third Nor'Easter this month.

"Heavy snow expected with near blizzard conditions", the weather service warned.

The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Storm Warning for the Sierra Nevada above 4,000 feet from 1 PM Tuesday through 5 PM Wednesday.

Eastern parts of Suffolk County are expected to see some of the storm's worst. But Secretary of State William Gardner and Attorney General Gordon MacDonald said under state law, town meeting elections must go on.

A tractor stands covered in snow during a snowstorm in Huntington, New York, U.S., March 13, 2018.

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