NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – Wednesday, a major winter storm is blowing in our area and it’s poised to be the first big snow of its kind in New York City in years.
Current forecasts estimate 5-10 inches of snow in the Big Apple, with much more north and west.
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Watch: CBS2’s Vanessa Murdock with projected snow totals
TIMELINE OF STORM:
4 – 7 PM: Some snow may fall in the first half of the afternoon, especially in the south and west, but it will develop mainly after 4pm. Light to moderate snow will fall and conditions will be windy.
7:00 PM – 11:00 PM: Snow intensifies at night, with a mix of heavy snowfall and stormy conditions.
LINK: Winter Storm Survival Guide
11 pm-7am: This is the most intense period of the storm, with accumulations of 1-2 inches per hour or more possible, and possible coastal snow storms from time to time. Occasional thunderstorms are possible. Significant snowfall of 12 inches or more is most likely in areas north and west of New York City, including parts of New Jersey and Connecticut. The totals decrease as you move south and east and get closer to the coast.
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7.00-11.00 am: Snow decreases in the morning, and the last snow falls in the early afternoon. There may still be some mixing in the south and east.
The cold will linger for several days after the storm, so don’t expect to melt anytime soon. Complicating matters, anything that melts can be refrozen.
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