Nor’easter dumps over a foot of snow on Long Island and the Jersey Shore; Up to 8 Inches on NYC – CBS New York

NEW YORK (CBS New York) — A Nor’easter moved through the tri-state area Friday night, and it’s expected to bring heavy snowfall.

High winds and coastal flooding will also be a concern.

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A winter storm warning was issued for most of the region from 7 p.m. Friday to 7 p.m. Saturday.

A blizzard warning is also issued for the Jersey Shore and Suffolk County during the same period.

SNOW TOTALS

The Jersey Shore and Long Island will see the most accumulation, with 12 to 18 inches expected for most, and over 18 inches possible for some.

New York City will likely see 4 to 8 inches, and northern and western areas will see 2 to 4.

STORM WEATHER

Moderate snow began falling in the region Friday evening. From Atlantic City to Bergen County and across Long Island, outer bands were emerging.

11 p.m. Friday – 3 a.m. Saturday: The snow spreads to the north and west.

3am-7am: Constant snow over much of the region. The winds pick up. Blizzard conditions are possible.

7 a.m. – 1 p.m.: Heavy snow for many. Beginning to narrow west of New York after 10 a.m., New York begins to fade after 1 p.m. The winds are raging. Possible blizzard conditions.

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1-4 p.m.: The bands are mainly in the east. Still very windy. Coastal problems could arise in the afternoon. The winds are concentrated on Long Island and the risk of blizzard goes with it.

4-7 p.m.: Enveloping across Long Island, freezing and windy elsewhere.

7-10 p.m.: The final flakes to the east.

BLIZZARD IN NYC?

Although the city is not officially in blizzard warnings, it will experience this volatility from time to time on Saturday, mainly in the morning when winds could be blowing in excess of 40 mph.

SIGNATURE OF THE STORM: FRIGID AIR

People will try to dig in the afternoon in horrible conditions. This storm is a bit different in that we are under an arctic air mass while it is snowing. You’ll be shoveling through sub-zero wind chills! Exposed skin is very dangerous and people should exercise caution. Cold air allows snow to accumulate quickly and it is blown away more easily, significantly reducing visibility.

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