Snowstorm Will Cause Travel Woes for NYC, Philly

By Mark Leberfinger, Staff Writer
February 3, 2014; 7:00 AM ET
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A storm will continue to bring disruptive snow on Monday to the Interstate 95 corridor from New York City to Philadelphia, with lesser amounts expected around Boston.

"A low pressure system will track along the cold front that brought milder air into the mid-Atlantic on Saturday and strengthen," Senior Meteorologist Dave Samuhel said.

A swath of heavy snow is expected from northern West Virginia to southern Pennsylvania and the New York City area. The storm will cause hazardous road conditions in the mountains and I-95 corridor and force flight delays and cancellations.

Folks that are in New York City for the Super Bowl will face delays as they try to leave town. Flight delays are mounting at JFK, Newark and LaGuardia. Sporadic power outages are possible, since the snow will weigh down some trees and power lines.

The storm will move quickly, wrapping up by Monday night, but not before leaving up to 8 inches of wet, clinging snow for Harrisburg, Pa., and the northern and western Philadelphia suburbs.

It will be a snowy morning commute in New York City, with 4-8 inches accumulating through the day.

This means disruption in travel from New York City to Philadelphia and Harrisburg for the morning commute.

Rain will change to snow from northwest to southeast in the Philadelphia area during the morning and midday hours. A snowfall of 3-6 inches is forecast with the greatest amount on non-paved surfaces. However, some roads can become slippery.

The rain will change to snow from northwest to southeast across the Baltimore and Washington, D.C., areas during the late morning and early afternoon hours. A coating to an inch is forecast, mainly on non-paved surfaces.

Around Boston, an inch or two of snow is forecast, but heavier snow will fall along the South Coast.

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Any snow would add to already above-normal snowfall amounts in New York, Philadelphia and Baltimore. As of Saturday, Philadelphia is well above normal with 37.1 inches; the average snowfall for December and January is 9.6 inches.

New York City has 28.3 inches of snow, compared to an average 11.8 inches and Baltimore was at 13.7 inches with an average of 8 inches. Meteorologists Courtney Spamer, Mike Doll and Alex Sosnowski contributed content to this story.


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