The nor’easter dubbed “Winter Storm Quinn” is moving in on the east coast today, bringing with it a dangerous combination of heavy snow, rain, and winds. Residents in the path of the storm should take precautions now against the effects of heavy snow and lower temperatures.
Parts of the region in a line from New York state east could see as much as 18 inches of snow before the weekend begins.
Here are general forecasts for the region for the next few days.
Wednesday: Snow will fall at the rate of 1 to 2 inches per hour in parts of Pennsylvaia, New Jersey, and New England. Rain will continue in parts of New York, Rhode Island, Delaware, and Maryland. Winds will pick up along the coast as the day moves on.
Thursday: Heavy snow continues along the east coast. Parts of Michigan, Ohio, New York, Pennsylvania and Virginia will see a new round of snow move in. Temperatures across the region continue to linger in the 30s.
The last round of winter storms killed nearly ten people. Many were killed by falling trees, so residents should take note of large trees near their homes that could pose a hazard. Losing power is also a problem, so residents should take measures to stay warm should that happen.
Winter Storm Quinn is ramping up in the Northeast, with snow and wind only expected to intensify today, leading to additional power outages and tree damage just days after another nor’easter knocked out power to over 2 million.
Snow is gaining intensity in parts of the Northeast, from far northern Maryland into Pennsylvania, New Jersey, New York and New England.
The Weather Channel Meteorologist Mike Seidel already reported 6 inches of heavy, wet snow in Exton, Pennsylvania, west of Philadelphia.
Early Wednesday, 2 inches of snow had piled up in Wilmington, Delaware, while 3 inches was recorded in Marydel, Maryland, and in Ridley Township, Pennsylvania. Up to 4 inches of snow had also been reported in parts of the Hudson Valley north of New York City, and 2 inches had piled up in New Fairfield, Connecticut and in parts of northern New Jersey.
Rain has been mixing in with wet snow at New York’s three major airports, as well as at Philadelphia International Airport. Rain has dominated, so far, over Long Island, southern New Jersey, southern Delaware and most of Maryland except the far north.
Other areas of light snow were pivoting through the Great Lakes and Ohio Valley, including the Detroit metro area. Parts of western Pennsylvania picked up over 6 inches of snow from one heavy snowband early Wednesday.
The National Weather Service has issued winter storm warnings from northern Maryland, northern Delaware into eastern Pennsylvania, New Jersey, central and eastern New York and much of New England. This includes Philadelphia, New York City, Hartford, Albany, Portland and much of the Boston metro area.
A winter weather advisory for lighter snow accumulations extends south into the city of Baltimore, east into the city of Providence, Rhode Island, and west into the city of Syracuse, New York.
Here is video of the snowfall already coming down in Pennsylvania.
Heavy #snow on the @PA_Turnpike has led to restrictions Philly to Harrisburg & NE Extension. (No empty big rigs/rec vehicles/motorcycles) 6" and counting here in Exton, PA. Worst travel until ~3-4 PM. @PATurnpikeAlert pic.twitter.com/9Pgwo5Vy5w
— Mike Seidel (@mikeseidel) March 7, 2018