Via The New York Times's City Room blog: New York Today: 'Crippling and Potentially Historic Blizzard'. Click through for the full post and many links. Excerpt:
A blizzard is approaching the city, and it could bring up to two feet of snow.
The National Weather Service has issued a blizzard warning calling the storm “crippling and potentially historic.”
It predicts snow accumulation of 18 to 24 inches for most of the region, a decrease from the previous forecast of up to 30 inches.
“But we’re still looking at a very dangerous storm,” said John Murray, a meteorologist with the weather service.
The danger arises from heavy snow and high winds, which will create low visibility and “possible whiteout conditions.” Here’s what to expect:
• Steady winds picking up to 25 to 30 miles per hour, with gusts of up to 55 m.p.h.
• Temperatures in the mid to low 20s with wind chills heading toward the single digits late tonight.
• Light snow starting in the morning and growing heavier after the evening rush.
• Heavier, sometimes blowing snow from midnight until Tuesday afternoon.
• You can check the status of basic services in the city.
• Schools will be open on Monday but are likely to close on Tuesday, Mayor Bill de Blasio said on Sunday.
• Alternate-side parking is suspended on Monday and Tuesday. • On Monday, public transportation could be closed before the evening commute, Governor Cuomo said.
• The New York State Thruway, Interstate 84 and the Long Island Expressway could be closed, the statement said.