REPORTS: Snow Shifting East After Blasting Philly, NYC

By Jillian MacMath, AccuWeather.com Staff Writer
January 22, 2014; 7:23 AM
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Snow slowed traffic around Cincinnati, Ohio, Tuesday morning. (Photo/Ohio Department of Transportation)

UPDATE: As of 9:00 a.m. Wednesday, January 22, 2014, this blog will no longer be updated.


After dumping more than a foot of snow Tuesday along the I-95 corridor, snow has largely shifted off the Middle Atlantic Coast.

Snow will continue to fall across Long Island and southern New England on Wednesday morning and create more travel problems.

The combination of snow and gusty winds will create poor visibility and hazardous driving conditions for the Wednesday morning commute.

More flight delays and cancellations are likely as the problems from Tuesday carry over in to Wednesday.

Although the snow has ended from Washington, D.C. to New York City, brisk winds will continue to create blowing and drifting of the powdery snow left behind by the storm.

Arctic air will settle in across the Northeast on Wednesday with high temperatures in the single digits and teens. AccuWeather RealFeel temperatures will range from just above zero to 15 degrees below zero.

Numerous daily snowfall records were broken on Tuesday from Maryland to New York and up to 15 inches fell in parts of New Jersey.

In Philadelphia, 13.5 inches fell which broke the previous record for the date of 3.4 inches from 1917.

In New York City, 11 inches was measured at Central Park, breaking the record for the date of 6 inches from 2001.

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For the full story, read Snowstorm to Hit DC, Philly, NYC on Tuesday.


All updates are listed in EST

7:20 a.m. EST Wednesday: New York 511 reports multiple weather-related incidents on New York City area roadways, including disrupted traffic on the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge, the Bronx-Whitestone Bridge and the Lincoln Tunnel. A speed restriction has been placed on the Goethals Bridge, and multiple accidents have been reported along different portions of I-80.

5:23 a.m. EST Wednesday: Snow continues to pile up just to the south of Boston with the NWS reporting 15.5 inches in South Weymouth, Mass.

3:52 a.m. EST Wednesday: The NWS is reporting up to a foot of snow has fallen just south of Boston. Latest radar shows snow continues to fall over the area which will add to the totals.

2:47 a.m. EST Wednesday: According to FlightStats, over 1,500 U.S. flights have been canceled so far for the day Wednesday.

2:40 a.m. EST Wednesday: As of 2 a.m. the NWS reported 4 inches of snow in Norfolk, Va., and snow continues to fall.

1:33 a.m. EST Wednesday: According to the NWS, 13 inches fell in East Rutherford, N.J., location of the upcoming Super Bowl, as of 10 p.m. Tuesday.

12:08 a.m. EST Wednesday: After reaching the upper 50s Tuesday afternoon in Kill Devil Hills, N.C., the temperature has dropped to 30 degrees and snow is falling.

11:03 p.m. EST Tuesday: Reduced visibility and snow-packed roads near Salisbury, Md., in this image from the Maryland DOT.

9:55 p.m. EST Tuesday: Six inches of snow at Roan Mountain, Tenn., according to 911 center.

9:05 p.m. Tuesday: It was still snowing but snowfall records for Jan. 21 were broken at Central Park, LaGuardia and Islip, N.Y., the National Weather Service said.

8:40 p.m. EST Tuesday: Updated total: 7.1 inches of snow has fallen at Dulles Airport, and 11 inches at Philadelphia International Airport, according to NWS observations.

8:35 p.m. EST Tuesday: Updated total: Thirteen inches of snow fell at Manalapan, N.J., an NWS spotter reported.

8:30 p.m. EST Tuesday: Snow continues to fall in Times Square, according to EarthCam webcam:

8:25 p.m. EST Tuesday: With 1.4 inches Tuesday, Fort Wayne, Ind., is tied with the winter of 1977-78 for the snowiest winter to date at 33.2 inches, the National Weather Service said.

8:20 p.m. EST Tuesday: Updated total: Twenty inches of snow fell at the Gary, Ind., Airport, an airport official reported to the National Weather Service.

8:00 p.m. EST Tuesday: The band of heavy snow between New York City and Boston will continue for several more hours with moderate to locally heavy snow, AccuWeather.com Meteorologist Randy Adkins said. The snow band between Washington, D.C., and New York City is slowly sinking to the southeast as low pressure heads off to the northeast.

7:40 p.m. EST Tuesday: Snowfall totals: 7 inches, Rockland, Mass.; 7 inches, North Foster, Rhode Island; 6.5 inches, West Glocester, Rhode Island; 5 inches, Randolph, Mass.; and 2.1 inches, Logan International Airport, according to NWS observations.

7:30 p.m. EST Tuesday: More than 7,000 flights have been delayed or canceled due to the winter storm, FlightStats reported.

7:20 p.m. EST Tuesday: Severe snowy and icy conditions reported around New York City, including I-87 on the New York State Thruway, 511NY reported.

7:15 p.m. EST Tuesday: A period of very heavy snow is coming up over parts of northeastern North Carolina and southeastern Virginia with 1 inch per hour snow. It should last one to three hours for most places.

7:00 p.m. EST Tuesday: Snow reported at Raleigh, N.C., according to NWS observation.

6:45 p.m. EST Tuesday: Snowfall totals: 9.5 inches, one mile west of Ballenger Creek, Md.; 9.1 inches, one mile east of Walkersville, Md.; and 9.0 inches, one mile south of Reese, Md., and 5.8 inches, Washington Dulles International Airport, NWS spotters report.

6:35 p.m. EST Tuesday: Three people died Tuesday in weather-related traffic crashes in Maryland, WJZ-TV reported. Two died in a two-vehicle crash in Landover and one person died in another two-vehicle crash in Frederick County.

6:25 p.m. EST Tuesday: Low visibility reported in Baltimore:

6:20 p.m. EST Tuesday: 11.6 inches of snow fell at Yardville, N.J.; 10.4 inches, Colts Neck, N.J.; 10.3 inches, Englishtown, N.J.; 10 inches, Drexel Hill, Pa., trained spotters report.

5:50 p.m. EST Tuesday: More than 860 crews are treating Massachusetts highways as the storm moves into their state, the Massachusetts Department of Transportation said.

Trucks with snowplows, right, line up on a ramp near Interstate 95, as motorists make their way around, Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2014, in Weston, Mass. Heavy snow has been forecast and a blizzard warning was posted for portions of Massachusetts Tuesday, prompting Gov. Deval Patrick to dismiss nonemergency state workers early and postpone his annual State of the State address. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)

Snowy travel was seen on a MassDOT webcam on I-90 at Weston:

5:40 p.m. EST Tuesday: The governors of New York, New Jersey and Delaware declared states of emergency Tuesday afternoon because of the major winter storm clobbering the Mid-Atlantic. New Jersey has over 3,000 vehicles ready to help clear snow. New York brought crews from upstate down to the New York City area to assist in the cleanup. All three governors encouraged motorists to not take unnecessary trips during the storm.

5:15 p.m. EST Tuesday: Snowfall totals: 9.8 inches, Yardville, N.J.; 9.0 inches, Crosswicks, East Windsor Township and Manalapan, N.J.; 8.5 inches, Folsom, Pa.; and 8.0 inches, Croydon and Drexel Hill, Pa.

5:05 p.m. EST Tuesday: Eight-point-six inches of snow fell in Craigsville, W.Va., a trained spotter reported.

5:00 p.m. EST Tuesday: The cold front moving through South Carolina caused 1 inch hail at Fort Moultrie on Sullivan's Island near Charleston. Hail was also reported on James Island as well.

Hail also covered the ground at Fort Sumter National Monument:

4:50 p.m. EST Tuesday: The heaviest snow for the next several hours will be focused from Philadelphia to New York City to Boston, AccuWeather Meteorologist Joseph McCormick said. Snow will be tapering off in the Washington, D.C., area by mid-evening.

4:35 p.m. EST Tuesday: Between 6 to 8 inches of snow fell at Frederick, Md., trained spotter reported. Maryland Department of Transportation webcam is on I-70, east of Frederick.

4:15 p.m. EST Tuesday: Snow continued at Times Square. Photo courtesy of EarthCam.

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4:10 p.m. EST Tuesday: Amtrak said it will operate a modified schedule on Wednesday, Jan. 22 on the Northeast Corridor, Empire and Keystone services.

4:05 p.m. EST Tuesday: Snowfall totals: 8 inches, Fairmont, W.Va.; 7, Monessen, Pa.; and 6.4, Morgantown, W.Va., according to trained spotters.

3:50 p.m. EST Tuesday: Coming up at 4 p.m. EST is a special edition of "AccuWeather LIVE" with the latest on the snow storm causing disruptions in the eastern U.S.

3:30 p.m. EST Tuesday: Snow and icy conditions reported around New York City, 511NY reports.

3:25 p.m. EST Tuesday: Sixteen inches of snow fell in Hammond, Ind., an emergency manager reported.

3:20 p.m. EST Tuesday: Speed on the New Jersey Turnpike reduced to 35 mph on all sections, according to New Jersey Turnpike Authority. Hundreds of plows/salt trucks were at work.

3:00 p.m. EST Tuesday: A ground stop was reported by the FAA for flights at LaGuardia Airport.

2:45 p.m. EST Tuesday: An eastern United States image of the snow storm from the NOAA GOES 13 satellite:

2:40 p.m. EST Tuesday: Philadelphia public schools are closed for Wednesday, Jan. 22, the district reported.

2:35 p.m. EST Tuesday: Snowing in New York City at Baruch College. Photo courtesy of Baruch Athletics:

2:30 p.m. EST Tuesday: Snowfall totals: 18 inches, Gary, Ind., Airport; 7.0, two miles northeast of Talcott, W.Va.; and 5.0, Ida May, Ky.; 5.0, one mile east of Pipestem, W.Va., according to trained spotters.

2:25 p.m. EST Tuesday: Philadelphia International Airport is down to delays averaging 15 to 29 minutes, the FAA said.

2:20 p.m. EST Tuesday: The Pennsylvania Turnpike is under a reduced speed limit of 45 mph from Donegal to the Delaware River Bridge and Northeast Extension from Mid-County to Clarks Summit, the turnpike commission said.

2:10 p.m. EST Tuesday: Speed restrictions in New Jersey for Outerbridge Crossing from Perth Amboy, N.J., to Staten Island, N.Y.; Goethals Bridge from Elizabeth, N.J., to Staten Island; Garden State Parkway from Cape May, N.J., to Montvale, N.Y.; and parts of the New Jersey Turnpike, according to New Jersey Department of Transportation.

2:00 p.m. EST Tuesday: Heavy snow is falling along the Mason-Dixon line into Philadelphia, Trenton, N.J., and New York City, AccuWeather Winter Weather Expert Brian Wimer said. It will continue to fall heavily the next several hours.

1:45 p.m. EST Tuesday: Snowy travel on I-95, according to PennDOT webcam, near Philadelphia International Airport, where the FAA said there is a ground stop for arriving flights.

1:00 p.m. EST Tuesday: Heavy snow continues at Philadelphia International Airport, where average delays of 15 to 29 minutes are occurring. As many as 5.5 inches have already fallen in the area, with rates as high as 2 inches per hour:

12:50 p.m. EST Tuesday: Heavy snow is spreading into central Long Island. Visibility in Westhampton Beach has decreased to one-quarter of a mile with a RealFeel® temperature of 4 degrees.

12:38 p.m. EST Tuesday: The FAA reports average delays of up to one hour at Philadelphia International Airport due to snow/ice. Meanwhile, Newark International is on a ground delay program and Teterboro is facing a ground stop due to winter weather.

12:20 p.m. EST Tuesday: Moderate snow continues to fall in Union Square, N.Y.:

11:50 a.m. EST Tuesday: Click here to tune in to our 12 p.m. EST edition of AccuWeather LIVE, as we discuss the heavy snowfall halting flights and traffic in the Midwest and East.

11:16 a.m. EST Tuesday: The worst conditions through the afternoon hours will stretch from Washington, D.C., up through NYC, along the I-95 corridor, according to AccuWeather.com Meteorologist Dan Depodwin. Road conditions will quickly deteriorate in these areas and strong winds will cause blowing and drifting snow.

10:48 a.m. EST Tuesday: Snow is falling at a rate of 3 inches per hour near Gary, Ind. Traffic is backed up due to winter conditions and near zero visibility on nearby I-90.

10:24 a.m. EST Tuesday: Due to current weather conditions, PennDOT has reduced the speed limit to 45 mph on the following roadways in Pennsylvania: I-80, I- 78, PA 33, US 22, I-380, I-176, US 422, US 15, US 22, PA 30, US 322, I-81, I-83, I-283, PA 581, US 1, PA 63, I-76, I-95, PA 309, US 422, I-476, I-676, PA 30, US 202.

10:02 a.m. EST Tuesday: In total, more than 1,500 arriving and departing flights are canceled out of LaGuardia, Philadelphia, Newark and JFK International Airports Tuesday.

9:44 a.m. EST Tuesday: The Indiana Department of Transportation reports difficult road conditions into Indianapolis on Interstates 70, 65, 69 and 74, warning of blowing and drifting snow due to strong winds.

8:25 a.m. EST Tuesday: Moderate snow and ice conditions reported on roadways throughout the Cincinnati area.

8:07 a.m. EST Tuesday: All Washington, D.C., public schools and administrative offices are closed today. All after school programs, athletic events and evening programs have also been cancelled.

7:51 a.m. EST Tuesday: All federal offices in the Washington, D.C., area are reported closed Tuesday.

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