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Heavy snow blankets New York City, Boston

Two storms leave 50 million people will see the likes of winter weather from Oregon to Maine, with Boston expected to see the worst of it. The multi-day event will include rain, sleet and snow.

Posted: Dec 1, 2019 1:46 PM
Updated: Dec 2, 2019 5:45 PM


About 40 million people are under some kind of winter weather alert as heavy snowfall covers the Northeast and a treacherous storm drenches much of the West Coast.

More than 800 flights to or from US airports have been canceled for Monday and 6,000 flights have been delayed, according to FlightAware.com. Many US airlines, including Delta, American, United and Southwest, are offering waivers for passengers who want to change or cancel their flights.

For much of the country, expect the weather to get worse before it gets better.

Snowfall continued into the evening in the New York City area, but will begin to taper off overnight. Snowfall totals could be as much as 6 inches. At 15.6' on Monday afternoon, this storm ranks in the top 10 greatest December snowstorms in Albany, the National Weather Service said.

The Boston area and coastal New England could see 6 to 8 inches through Tuesday afternoon, with the heaviest falling during Boston's morning commute.

2 inches of snow an hour

Parts of New England could be covered by a foot of snow by Tuesday, CNN meteorologist Rob Shackelford said.

Albany, about 150 miles north of New York City, was getting up to 2 inches of snow per hour Monday, the National Weather Service said.

Gov. Andrew Cuomo declared a winter weather state of emergency for seven counties around Albany. Cuomo said he has ordered the deployment of 300 New York Army National Guard soldiers to assist with snow removal and cleanup operations there.

The heaviest snow will continue to fall from upstate New York into New England, where a few locations have already reported as much as 18 inches of snow, CNN meteorologist Dave Hennen said.

'The snow and ice extend to the south as well, with winter storm warnings or advisories extending down the Appalachians into Tennessee and North Carolina,' Hennen said.

Massachusetts State Police reduced the speed limit to 40 mph for the entire Massachusetts Turnpike — a highway running though the state — all the way from the New York state line to Boston due to treacherous driving conditions.

'Drivers need to remain alert,' the weather service said. 'These conditions often lead to accidents, especially on highways, since road conditions can change rapidly. Avoid braking suddenly.'

In parts of Rhode Island and Connecticut, snow has turned into freezing rain and drizzle, the National Weather Service said.

In Maryland, state police said 58 vehicles were involved in a crash on westbound Interstate 68 Sunday. Ten people were hospitalized and I-68 was shut down for approximately four hours, said state police spokeswoman Elena Russo. Heavy fog is believed to have been a factor in the accident, Russo said.

A stubborn storm is still pumping rain in California

On the West Coast, a storm over northern California keeps dumping rain and leaving mountaintops white.

And there's more severe weather to come.

'A new area of low pressure will be pushing into California over the next 48 hours, bringing rain and mountain snow,' Hennen said.

'Winter storm warnings continue for the Sierra, where up to an additional foot of snow is expected.'

Parts of the San Francisco Bay Area were already deluged with 7 inches of rain over the weekend, the National Weather Service said. Rain will likely continue through Tuesday, Shackelford said.

'Some showers continue mid-week,' the NWS office in Sacramento said. 'Another strong, wet system could arrive late in the week, bringing the potential for moderate to heavy rain and mountain snow. '

The rain could be especially dangerous in areas burnt by recent wildfires, as the lack of vegetation could lead to mudslides, Hennen said.

By the time the storm system rolls out of the state, Shackelford said mountaintops across the Sierra Nevada could be left with up to 2 feet of snow.

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