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Winter Storm Stella

(COUNCIL MEMBER COREY JOHNSON) Corey Johnson, March 14, 2017 — Just when we thought spring was upon us, Winter Storm Stella has decided to pay us a visit. A Blizzard Warning is in effect for the New York City area beginning at midnight tonight.

 WHAT TO EXPECT:
  • Snow is expected to begin after 12:00 AM. The heaviest bands of snow are expected between 5:00 AM and 1:00 PM on Tuesday. Snow begins to taper between 3:00 PM and 5:00 PM; however, some snow showers are possible through Wednesday.
  • 12-17 inches of snow across much of NYC is expected, with the higher totals seen in Manhattan, the Bronx, and Northern Queens.
  • Snowfall rates of 2-4 inches per hour are possible between 5:00 AM and 1:00 PM. Some whiteout conditions are possible during this timeframe.
  • Coastal flooding, minor to locally moderate impacts are possible.
  • Be prepared for sustained winds of 30-35 MPH and gusts up to 55 MPH. Windy conditions are expected on Tuesday from morning through the late afternoon.
SNOW ACCUMULATION POTENTIAL:
  • At least: 1-7 inches (10% chance)
  • Most likely: 13-17 inches (80% chance)
  • Potential for: 21-24 inches (10% chance)

Source: Winter Storm Stella