Among the results of that storm was a reunion held every few years at the Becker farm and sawmill north of Garrison, where several travelers spent a couple of days while waiting for snow plows to clear the roads. The weather service predicts wet and heavy snow with wind gusts of up to 35 miles per hour that could cause tree branches to fall and cause power outages. On Wednesday, a woman died when a van overturned in a weather-related crash.
The watch area issued Thursday by the National Weather Service covers 38 of the state's 92 counties, from northwestern to southeastern Indiana. While some parts of Pennsylvania saw more than a foot of snow, major cities along Interstate 95 saw much less. Around 10 PM, cooler air wraps into the system and will begin to switch over to a wintry mix of rain/snow/sleet, before it changes over to all snow overnight. Up to 3 inches could fall on parts of central New Jersey from this initial storm. Port Richmond on Staten Island got 13.8 inches.
What: Heavy snowfall and mixed precipitation.
Generally we are looking at five to nine inches of snow, but there may be pockets of eight to 12 inches, just west of the city in some of the same areas as a week ago.
Approximately 1,600 utility customers were without power around 4 a.m. Thursday, but that number dropped to about 50 by 7 a.m., according to a map from the Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency.
Murphy had also declared a state of emergency Tuesday night ahead of the storm. But city schools reopened Thursday, even as a few dozen schools across the area chose to declare another snow day.
Spring weather is going to have to wait. Public schools in New York City, Philadelphia and Washington, D.C., were closed on Wednesday, while public schools in Boston are closed Thursday. Boston was expected to get 4 to 9 inches before tapering off Thursday afternoon.
The flight-tracking site FlightAware reported more than 3,000 canceled flights across the US on Wednesday, most in the Northeast. Some 80,000 people in New Jersey lost power, and traffic on the upper level of the George Washington Bridge came to a standstill Wednesday night due to a jackknifed tractor-trailer and fuel spill at about 8 p.m.