Cold air, then a snowstorm will mark the first two days of 2014 in New York City. The coldest weather since January of 2009 will grip the area by Friday.
Expect good travel weather New Year's Day.
A snowstorm will affect New York City and much of the Northeast on Thursday into early Friday.
Enough snow to shovel and plow is forecast to fall around the city. The early estimate storm total snowfall in the five boroughs is between 6 and 10 inches. Locally higher amounts are possible in the suburbs to the east, north and west. The worst conditions are likely Thursday night, when the snow will be the heaviest, and winds and cold will cause the snow to blow and drift.
Expect roads to become snowcovered and slippery. Where accidents occur, some roads could be blocked for hours.
The coldest air of the season so far will empty out of Canada Friday with temperatures likely to be no higher than the teens. RealFeel temperatures will be near zero at times.
According to Long Range Weather Expert Jack Boston, "If New York's Central Park fails to reach 20 degrees for a high temperature on Friday, it will be the first time this has occurred since Jan. 16, 2009, when the high was only 16 degrees."
The temperature roller-coaster ride will continue into the new week for the Washington, D.C., area.
The temperature roller-coaster ride will continue into the new week for the Philadelphia area.
The temperature roller-coaster ride will continue through St. Patrick's Day for the Boston area.
The temperature roller-coaster ride will continue into St. Patrick's Day for the New York City area.
Dry weather will exacerbate drought and fire danger concerns for California this weekend.
Those celebrating St. Patrick's Day through the weekend will be dodging showers.
The first storm referred to as a blizzard. March 14th-16th... An editor at the "Dakota Republican" in Vermillion, SD, described the storm. "A violent snowstorm driven by a heavy (northwesterly) wind, commenced about 12 o'clock last Sunday night (12th) and continued three whole days and nights. The weather was intensely cold and the heavy fall flying before a furious wind - blowing as only prairie winds can blow - rendered travelling exceedingly uncomfortable and dangerous, if not almost impossible (issue of March 17, 1820)."
New England (1984)
Major snowstorm. A total of 37" near Rutland, VT; almost 2 feet at Portland, ME. 7" of sleet and snow at Hartford, CT. The storm killed 11 in the Midwest and East. Wind gusts to 101 mph at Somesville, ME.
Central/Eastern U.S. (1993)
In the wake of the "Storm of the Century," record low temperatures were established from Texas to Illinois and Florida to New York state.