New York City - First Snow Day Of The Season
Oct 29, 11, 10:55 am
Snowing in Brooklyn for about the past 50 minutes although not sticking to the ground. (Sticking to cars, though.)
Has this affected your travel plans?
Metro Traffic and Weather on Cablevision Channel 61 says there is a Wind Advisory beginning at 4:00 PM for both northern and southern Queens (encompassing both LGA and JFK).
Oct 29, 11, 2:01 pm
It's been snowing here in Manhattan for hours now. It's sticking to the cars, not to the ground.
Oct 29, 11, 2:06 pm
It's sticking to the cars, not to the ground.
Same here. What does that mean for the airports? Is de-icing enough? What about the winds?
Oct 29, 11, 2:16 pm
NWS officially upgraded this 1st. snow event to a Winter Storm Warning for NYC & surroundings thru Sunday morning hours, up to 10" of wet snow !
Both LGA & JFK has taffic management plan in place due to fog, snow & ice - reporting scattered delays of up to several hours on both arrival & departure since mid-day. Nephew is picking up his friends returning home from overseas, their 744 (PEK-JFK) diverted to to YUL and with recovery time, not likely to be inside T1 at JFK for 4 more hours (originally scheduled to be landing around 2 pm) He's hanging out in the club lounge now (he has access privileges) but plans for dinner is out - don't believe they will be up to it.
It seemed that most domestic flights are doing better, but a random check is showing a few incoming ones diverted to Chicago & Toronto ....
It's too early to take out the snow shovel, ice melt & other gears here in the Big Apple - the 4WD isn't fully winterized yet, huh. Sidewalk & driveway getting a bit slippery now, now to "exercise" a bit - hats/mittens/boots & a bit of warming up first.
** OEM update via SMS alert: (4:31 PM) heavy wet snow & strong wind gusts .. damaged trees still in leaf throughout the city being reported, crews are busy working. MTA travel alerts about ground transport delays being possible, what's next - possibility for downed power lines from ice & snow. (So, the weather forecasters missed this small one and/or mother nature just pull a fast spin around on us, or both)
Oct 29, 11, 3:12 pm
Fox News Channel says "five hour delays" at JFK and "ground stop" at EWR.
[Edited, 5:38 PM]
New York 1 says "4-6 inches" coming.
Metro Traffic says 1-3 inches for Brooklyn, Queens.
News 12 Brooklyn says 3-8 inches.
How can they be so far apart? :confused:
Oct 29, 11, 5:00 pm
We're actually going to get 4-6" of snow that sticks to the ground? I think NY1 wants snow coverage.
Oct 29, 11, 10:37 pm
Here in Jersey (within sight of Manhattan) it was pretty bad with a decent amount of snow and lots of trees down. Very glad to still have power.
Oct 30, 11, 10:06 am
64% of CTP&G's customers don't have power right now. Also park in NYC are closed until further notice due to trees that are going to be falling as any snow that remains melts. In my view for areas outside NYC this is one of the worst storms I've ever seen due to the impact with power that are very rarely seen in this area.
Oct 30, 11, 3:59 pm
New York 1 says "4-6 inches" coming.Not one bit of snow stuck on the pavement in our neighborhood but as we walked west toward 5th Ave this morning, we saw slush and some small snow piles. As with the most recent hurricane, we escaped damaged while the surrounding areas especially in NJ, SI, counties north of NYC, and CT got the brunt of it.
I spoke with my nephew who lives in NJ. His school is closed tomorrow for a snow day so I said that it sounded like he'd now have the entire day to go trick-or-treating. He said that wasn't the case because Halloween was also 'cancelled' because of the downed power lines. Poor little one....he's got a snow day on Halloween but can't even trick-or-treat. My nephew is 8. :(