By 10am, there was 5.5-inches of snow on the grounds of Central Park - the most during April for 36 years, when 9.6-inches fell on the 6th of the month. And there's a bit of good news, he added.
The latest storm follows a string of nor'easters that hit the East Coast in March, with heavy snows and damaging winds that knocked out power to more than 2 million customers at their peak.
AccuWeather meteorologist Tom Kines also warned that this might not be the end of the late snow. Wind gusts over 45 miles per hour are possible, making scattered power outages a concern. The warning is for Saturday and Saturday night, when heavy snow is likely.
The round today will occur over central Minnesota into northwest Wisconsin. Some mixed precipitation is possible across parts of Missouri during the day on Sunday. Heavy snow will last from roughly 6 am to 3 pm Tuesday, then turn to light snow for the rest of the night.
The storm was to move off the coast later Monday, giving way to warming temperatures and melting. 4 to 7 inches additional accumulation. Locally heavier amounts are expected across the St. Louis and Louisville regions. Although the snow will have some difficulty sticking to roadways, slick and treacherous spots will develop in the region Sunday evening, and travel will be impacted. With heavy snow and temperatures in the 20s, those wind gusts will really blow around the snow.
While the weather service has high confidence that snow will blanket a large part of the state, forecasters are hedging a bit on where the largest total will fall, he said.
Several bus lines across the five boroughs are experiencing delays and services changes due to the inclement weather, and the MTA is urging motorists to avoid unnecessary travel as icy conditions may be found on the roads and ramps of city bridges and tunnels. Temperatures are anticipated to be below freezing through the Easter weekend before a chance of rain and snow arrives Monday.
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