The Northeast was blanketed with more snow on Sunday as Winter Storm Quade hit the area, less than a week after Orlena dumped as much as 2 feet on the region.
The National Weather Service (NWS) predicted up to 8 inches of snow for New York City and 2 to 4 inches in Washington, DC. The corridor from Philadelphia to New York and Boston could see significant snow accumulation, forecasters said.
According to the NWS, the ‘highest reports so far have been across portions of NE NJ into SW CT where 5 to around 7 inches of new snow has fallen’.
‘Heavy snow band is now making its way into Long Island,’ the NWS tweeted.
The NWS has issued winter storm warnings and winter weather advisories from parts of the mid-Atlantic to the New York Tri-state area and portions New England.
Storm Quade has so far caused the cancellations of 81 flights from Newark Liberty International Airport.
New York’s JFK and LaGuardia airports have advised passengers to keep an eye on their flight status before heading to the airports.
The Northeast was blanketed with more snow on Sunday, less than a week after a storm dumped as much as 2 feet on the region. New Yorkers woke up Sunday morning to large snowflakes falling (Brooklyn Bridge pictured)
The National Weather Service (NWS) predicted up to 8 inches of snow for New York City (pictured) and 2 to 4 inches in Washington, DC
Forecasters predicted several inches of snow would fall along the New England coast, saying the precise amount would depend on how quickly the storm moved through the region
Snow blankets Mahantongo Street in Pottsville, Pennsylvania, on Sunday morning
Large, fluffy fakes began falling in Rhode Island late Sunday morning, prompting local governments to enact street parking bans and warn of poor travel conditions for the rest of the day. New Yorkers are seen walking along the Brooklyn Bridge on Sunday
A visitor is seen in Central Park during the Sunday morning snowstorm in New York City
For the New York City area, forecasters said the snow should taper off closer to Sunday evening, but warned of travel chaos brought on by the storm and snow that’s still being cleaned up from Orlena, which dropped more than 17 inches of snow on the Big Apple.
Storm Orlena also dropped more than 30 inches of snow on parts of New Jersey.
Residents of New York and New Jersey were warned of slippery roads, reduced visibility and travel delays. New York officials sent out a warning that strong winds may cause power outages.
Forecasters predicted several inches of snow would fall along the New England coast, saying the precise amount would depend on how quickly the storm moved through the region.
Large, fluffy fakes began falling in Rhode Island late Sunday morning, prompting local governments to enact street parking bans and warn of poor travel conditions for the rest of the day.
Weather service forecaster Bob Oravec said a mix of snow and rain would move northward up the East Coast. ‘It is a fast-moving storm,’ Oravec said.
Temperatures in New York City are expected to drop from the mid-30s on Sunday afternoon to the 20s overnight, and remain below freezing until Tuesday.
‘Some of the snow may melt as it falls, especially on paved surfaces during the daylight hours on Sunday, and this can cut down on the accumulation somewhat in these metro areas,’ said AccuWeather Senior Meteorologist Dan Pydynowski.
New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio said Sunday’s snowfall, which started at around 9am in the city, would not close all of the COVID-19 vaccination sites.
The massive snowstorm that hit the region on February 1 forced the postponement of hundreds of vaccination appointments in New York and elsewhere.
The storm system is predicted to move quickly but is said to pack a heavy punch
Winter Storm Quade may impact travel in parts of the Northeast into Sunday evening as it brings a quick-hitting bout of snowfall to the region (depicted)
Temperatures in New York City are expected to drop from the mid-30s on Sunday afternoon to the 20s overnight, and remain below freezing until Tuesday
Up to 8 inches of snow is expected to fall in parts of New York as the storm moves out of the area and further north
A man waits for a cup of coffee during the snowstorm in Manhattan on Sunday morning
A delivery person crosses 7th Avenue in front of Central Park as snow falls in Manhattan on Sunday
Kids and their parents get ready to push off on top of a popular sledding hill in North Attleboro, Massachusetts, on Sunday
A woman crosses 6th Avenue as snow falls in New York City on Sunday morning
But Gov Andrew Cuomo said state-run COVID-19 vaccination sites in Long Island and community-based ‘pop-up’ locations throughout the New York City area will be closed on Sunday because of the storm.
Operations at eight state-run COVID-19 testing sites also will be suspended because of inclement weather.
‘Much of Downstate New York is expected to experience heavy snow and strong winds, creating the potential for dangerous travel conditions on Sunday,’ Cuomo said in a statement.
‘Everyone with appointments can rest assured they will not lose their spots — all appointments will be rescheduled for later in the week and everyone will receive direct notification of these scheduling changes.’
Mass vaccination sites at the Westchester County Center, Yankee Stadium, Javits Center and Aqueduct Racetrack, as well as state-run mass vaccination sites throughout Upstate New York, will continue operating as scheduled, according to the governor’s office.
Forecasters said the snow associated with Quade will be over with by Monday morning.
Meanwhile, a separate storm system hit St Louis, Chicago and Detroit on Saturday night.
President Joe Biden was seen walking through the snow after attending mass at Saint Joseph on the Brandywine Church in Wilmington, Delaware, on Sunday
The president was seen leaving mass on Sundayin Wilmington, Delaware, as snowflakes came down
Biden looks over as his granddaughter Natalie Biden slips while returning to their vehicle after attending mass at Saint Joseph on the Brandywine Church in Wilmington, Delaware, on Sunday
Workers shovel snow in Times Square as more severe weather arrives in Manhattan on Sunday
Robert Burck, known as the Naked Cowboy, walks through Times Square as snow and inclement weather affect the region, in Manhattan on Sunday
People cross the street as snow falls in North Bergen, New Jersey, on Sunday
A woman skis past the snow-covered lake in Central Park in Manhattan, New York City, on Sunday morning
That system brought about one to three inches, forecasters said.
Chicago has opened warming shelters amid a wave of bitterly cold air that forecasters say will linger across the region for several days.
City officials urged residents without sufficient heating to seek shelter in one of Chicago’s warming shelters during the frigid weather or to call 311 or visit 311.chicago.gov for immediate assistance.
The NWS said dangerously cold wind chills as low as minus 32 were expected Saturday night through Sunday morning as the cold air arrives.
Such punishing wind chills can cause frostbite on exposed skin in fewer than 20 minutes. Residents venturing outdoors are cautioned to wear layered clothing from head to toe, and to avoid spending prolonged time outside.
The Chicago area and other parts of northern Illinois were under a wind chill advisory from midnight Sunday through noon Sunday.
Sunday’s highs were forecast to reach only into the single digits in the region before falling to about zero degrees by early Monday.
The cold conditions are forecast to last most of the week, with snow likely on Monday and again later in the week.