The Great Blizzard of January 1977 in the Buffalo, New York region was so intense that wind gusts up to hurricane speed smashed windows in homes allowing the up to 70” of snow accumulations and drifts 20 to 30 feet deep to penetrate into the living spaces of unfortunate victims of the storm. The blizzard and the entire winter of 1976-1977 were so extreme that some climate scientists at the time believed it was the beginning of a new ‘Little Ice Age’.
Some 39 people from the mid-Atlantic to New England are bracing for a messy commute Friday, and there could be an even bigger storm behind it. NBC’s Morgan Radford reports for TODAY from New York’s Central Park; Al Roker explains that most of the snow accumulation will be on grassy surfaces.
Winter Storm Stella is not the extreme blizzard that New York prepared for, but there has still been a noticeable accumulation of snowfall throughout Nassau County and Suffolk County. Visit the article below to see current snow totals and to find out how to add your own to the list!
The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Weather Advisory and Hazardous Weather Outlook for Long Island and New York City. Both advisories are in effect from 12 AM through 10 AM on Saturday. Expect 1 to 3 inches of snow accumulation, traces of ice accumulation, and potentially dangerous driving conditions. Full report below.
A Winter Storm Warning has been issued for Suffolk County and Nassau County, while New York City remains under a Winter Weather Advisory. Snow accumulation is expected in the range of 6-11 inches for most of Long Island, but communities on the East End may experience as much as 12 inches. Head to the article below for the latest on today's snowstorm.
According to Pastelok, accumulation may be limited in areas south of New York City, such as Philadelphia, Baltimore and Washington, D.C. These areas will see a handful of changeover systems, where falling snow transitions to rain and sleet. Overall, it's predicted that the region will total a below-normal number of subzero days, though the temperature will average 3-5 degrees Fahrenheit lower than last year.