A winter storm that has caused at least 2,000 US flights to be scrubbed has triggered a blizzard warning in New York City and may drop more than 2 feet of snow on Boston, leaving thousands without power.
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Snow will start falling early today in New York, where the blizzard warning begins at 6 a.m., before changing to rain or sleet. The storm may bring 30 centimeters of snow driven by gusts of 72 kilometers per hour as it lashes the city, Joe Pollina, a National Weather Service meteorologist in Upton, New York, said yesterday.
“We’re taking this storm very seriously and you should take this storm very seriously,” Jerome Hauer, commissioner of New York’s division of Homeland Security and Emergency Services, said yesterday. “This is a dangerous storm with a lot of blowing snow, and very significant winds that will make travel Friday night into Saturday almost impossible.”
The snow will probably spread through Connecticut and Rhode Island by midmorning and reach Boston by early afternoon, Carl Erickson, an expert senior meteorologist with AccuWeather Inc. in State College, Pennsylvania, said yesterday. The snow isn’t expected to change to rain in the New England states, which is why the accumulations will be higher, he said.