New Yorkers woke up to yet another winter storm this morning, which had started coming down on the city shortly before dawn on Monday. The National Weather Service issued a Winter Weather Advisory yesterday which started at 2 a.m. on Monday and remains in effect until 2 p.m.
This latest snowstorm is expected to bring anywhere between four to seven inches of snow to the city with about one to two inches of snow expected per hour, according to the National Weather Service.
In preparation for the storm, the city’s Emergency Management Department issued a travel advisory for Monday cautioning commuters about slippery roads, and asking vehicles to drive slowly.
So far, the weather has not impacted subway service (but other reasons have); some buses have been impacted by the weather; and several Metro-North trains are experiencing short delays due to the weather. Be sure to check on the status of your mode of transportation before you head out today.
While the snow storm is sure to wreak havoc on the commutes of most people this morning, it’s not quite as bad as the storms that pummeled the city last month; this storm isn’t strong enough to qualify as a Nor’easter, according to what a National Weather Service meteorologist told the New York Times, it will have to settle on being called a “quick moving low-pressure system.”
The worst of the storm is expected to be over by 11 a.m., and will wrap up completely by 1 p.m., according to NBC New York. Temperatures will rise later this afternoon to the low-40s, and bring some sunshine in tow, which will help melt the latest snowstorm away.