Forecasters predicting 12-18 inches of snow

Forecasters predicting 12-18 inches of snow

Highest snow accumulations will be in the hilly areas.

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Another area of lingering snow is expected in parts of Lower Michigan and OH into western and northern NY, western Pennsylvania and West Virginia.

By 5 a.m. Thursday, crews in Saco were clearing sand and water from roads in Camp Ellis following a high tide at 3:30 a.m. that caused flooding.

Malland says the woman felt tingling but didn't lose consciousness and wasn't knocked to the ground. The driver reportedly escaped without injury.

Some areas outside Philadelphia already have seen the kind of fast and heavy snowfall that forecasters fear will plague motorists in NY and New England later in the day.

In New Rochelle, New York, homeowner Com Crocker said there were downed power lines in his yard and a massive tree had fallen on the front of his vehicle.

The same winter storm is causing headaches for both vehicle and airplane travelers in the northern Plains.

New Jersey Transit has suspended all bus service, while trains continue to run on an abbreviated schedule.

Amtrak has modified some of its services between Washington and Boston.

There have been significant flight cancellations at Kennedy, LaGuardia and Newark Liberty airports.

Several cities and towns have instituted parking bans.

Convection - upward motion of air - helps produce thunderstorms.

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Forecasters with the National Weather Service in Taunton are calling Wednesday morning's snow a "preview" of what's to come this afternoon, when the storm gains intensity.

According to the Weather Service, "A winter storm warning for snow means severe winter weather conditions will make travel very hazardous or impossible". Unnecessary travel is not recommended.

Here are my thoughts on what different parts of the state will experience.

An additional inch or two of accumulation is possible with the flurries and snow showers Tuesday afternoon and evening.

Power outages due to heavy snow weighing down trees or their limbs will be likely. A storm that dropped a foot of snow in some areas forced the shutdown of interstate highways, schools and state offices.

Nonessential state workers are being dismissed in staggered phases beginning at noon to reduce the risk for traffic problems as commuters head home from Hartford. Thereafter, communities will need Wednesday night and Thursday morning to dig out.

As with all nor'easters, the exact impact of the storm will be dependent on the track. The nor'easter also brought travel services to a halt.

Any snow in southern New England should end in the morning.

The bad weather resulted in almost 100 flight cancellations and more than 150 delays at the Minneapolis airport as of mid-afternoon. Most schools in New Jersey, where a state of emergency was declared by Governor Phil Murphy, were also closed in preparation for the nor'easter.

The snow is expected to fall at a rate of up to one inch per hour, with wind gusts to 35 mph possible in some areas. Worcester could see 12 to 18 inches. That exceeded the population criterion (2 million) to name Riley. They said a few hundred outages remain in southeastern MA from the storm last week.

More than 20,000 PECO customers remained without power on Tuesday afternoon, the remnants of more than 600,000 outages from the Friday storm that generated wind gusts past 60 miles per hour.

With snow starting early in the northern and western parts of the region, residents there could see as much as 8-15 inches of snow.

Damaging winds are forecast with gusts of up to 60 mph on Cape Cod, 45 mph at the Jersey shore and 30 mph around suburban Philadelphia.

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