STREAMING NOW: Watch Now

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.

Oregon Coronavirus Cases

Data is updated nightly.

Confirmed Cases: 32994

Reported Deaths: 547
CountyConfirmedDeaths
Multnomah7204138
Marion469594
Washington454060
Umatilla298741
Clackamas242061
Malheur163327
Lane123417
Jackson11615
Deschutes85212
Yamhill76213
Jefferson5418
Polk53215
Linn52213
Morrow5056
Lincoln48213
Union4462
Benton3146
Wasco2963
Klamath2802
Hood River2520
Douglas2334
Clatsop2170
Josephine1982
Columbia1791
Coos1570
Baker942
Crook621
Tillamook530
Lake330
Curry310
Wallowa311
Sherman180
Harney120
Grant100
Gilliam80
Unassigned00
Wheeler00

California Coronavirus Cases

Data is updated nightly.

Confirmed Cases: 812711

Reported Deaths: 15633
CountyConfirmedDeaths
Los Angeles2684556515
Riverside589321206
San Bernardino54482925
Orange534481216
San Diego46734776
Kern31994369
Fresno28441382
Sacramento22356406
Santa Clara21241314
Alameda21240406
San Joaquin20245441
Contra Costa16640206
Stanislaus16471356
Tulare15970263
Ventura12775150
Imperial11852317
San Francisco11195101
Monterey995372
San Mateo9897150
Santa Barbara9090113
Merced8872142
Kings765180
Sonoma7412122
Marin6730118
Solano640065
Madera453965
Placer358745
San Luis Obispo356229
Butte283344
Yolo281555
Santa Cruz23609
Sutter170511
Napa169013
San Benito134811
Yuba11537
El Dorado11304
Mendocino93418
Shasta88317
Lassen7400
Glenn5783
Tehama5735
Lake55511
Nevada5377
Colusa5316
Humboldt5088
Calaveras31714
Amador29616
Tuolumne2274
Inyo18815
Mono1662
Siskiyou1650
Del Norte1391
Mariposa752
Plumas500
Modoc270
Trinity160
Sierra60
Alpine20
Unassigned00
Medford
Clear
64° wxIcon
Hi: 97° Lo: 55°
Feels Like: 64°
Brookings
Overcast
56° wxIcon
Hi: 73° Lo: 55°
Feels Like: 56°
Crater Lake
Clear
47° wxIcon
Hi: 86° Lo: 45°
Feels Like: 47°
Grants Pass
Overcast
59° wxIcon
Hi: 96° Lo: 55°
Feels Like: 59°
Klamath Falls
Clear
47° wxIcon
Hi: 87° Lo: 40°
Feels Like: 47°
Hot and dry week, smoke returns
KDRV Radar
KDRV Fire Danger
KDRV Weather Cam

Community Events

Latest Video

Image

Tuesday, September 29th Evening Weather

Image

MEDFORD SCHOOL DISTRICT RESPONDS AFTER EXPLICIT 'ZOOM BOMBING'

Image

Tuesday, September 29 morning weather

Image

Possible housing solutions after wildfires

Image

Monday, September 28th Evening Weather

Image

Similarities in days had southern Oregonians on edge

Image

Monday, September 28 afternoon weather

Image

Monday, September 28 morning weather

Image

Sunday, September 27 evening weather

Image

Sunday, September 27 morning weather