4-8 Inches of Snow Predicted for NYC; Adams Switches Schools to Remote Learning

By Hamodia Staff

Snow covers NYC in February 2021. (123rf)

Meteorologists at the National Weather Service are predicting a potentially major snowstorm Tuesday across the Northeast, leaving New York City, Southern Nassau and parts of Northeastern New Jersey with as much as eight inches of snow.

In response, Mayor Eric Adams announced that schools would switch to remote learning on Tuesday. School buses which contract with the city, even those which drive children to private schools, will not operate.

The city also issued a travel advisory, cautioning people to stay off the roads as much as possible.

New York will be under a storm warning until from 4 a.m. until 6 p.m. Tuesday. Rain is expected in the early morning, which will be mixed with snow before the storm shifts to only snow at around 8 a.m.

Winds can reach a peak of 40 mph, and as much as two inches per hour of snow will potentially blanket the region during morning commuting hours, according to the NWS. If the snow reaches six inches, it will be mark the largest snowstorm in two years to hit the region. Temperatures are not expected to go below freezing.

“With several inches of snow, poor visibility on the roads, and possible coastal flooding heading our way, New Yorkers should prepare in advance of tomorrow’s storm and take the necessary precautions to remain safe,” Adams said in a statement released to the media Monday. “All relevant city agencies have been activated and are prepared to handle whatever comes our way, but we’re asking New Yorkers to do their part, too. If you do not have to be on the roads tomorrow, please stay home, and, if you’re a property owner, remember to clear your sidewalks.”

Aside from New York and New Jersey, the storm is predicted to hit other northeastern states, including Pennsylvania, Connecticut, Massachusettes, West Virginia, Maine, and Rhode Island.

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