A major blizzard like snowstorm is heading towards the East Coast.Daniel McCarthy (Author) Published Date : Jan 26, 2015 02:29 IST
According to the National Weather Service forecast a blizzard like snowstorm is heading towards the East Coast. It has also been forecasted that the first significant winter storm may dump two feet of snow in some areas. In a news conference on Tuesday National Weather Service had said, A major snowstorm with blizzard-like conditions could drop a foot or more of snow across most parts of the Northeast as they gear up for the workweek right after the first real storm of the winter hit them with rain . Meteorologists think that a significant winter storm may hit the entire Northeast U.S.A.
Though the weather service has mentioned that it will be difficult and too early to predict the exact track of the storm, they have also forecasted that Boston and New York will face high wind and substantial buildup of snow. They have said the storm will move through Ohio Valley on Sunday and off the Mid-Atlantic coast on Monday. The winter storm will intensify over Long Island and New England on Wednesday.
Experts are anticipating high wind, heavy rainfall and coastal flooding. In a statement National Weather Service said, It would be the second wallop for the Northeast after what happened Saturday, when a storm crawling up the East Coast left a slushy, snowy coating from Pennsylvania to New England . Valerie Meola, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Mount Holly, New Jersey said, The storm should arrive in the Philadelphia region Friday night and dump from one to four inches by Saturday morning, causing dangerous road conditions . Experts are expecting temperature close to freezing.
It has been reported that the storm have already dumped 9 inches of snow in some parts of Pennsylvania and 8 inches of snow in some parts of New York. Several accidents on the sleeper roads and traffic buildup in the highways were also reported. Police in several states are also investigating weather related fatalities.
A major blizzard like snowstorm is heading towards the East Coast.