When it comes to expected snowfall in the New York City area, weather experts are already reaching a consensus about how much New Yorkers are in for when the storm hits.
"Historic" February snowfalls are expected, with the biggest accumulations estimated around Boston. New York City, though, is now expected to receive upwards of 2 feet of snow.
New York Meterologist Eric Holthaus and weather expert Harry Enten at the Guardian in New York City tweeted this out:
Here's what we know so far:
- The storm is scheduled to hit during the day on Friday and last through Saturday morning. The remnants of the storm will be out of the Northeast by early afternoon.
- We're fairly confident that eastern New England, including Hartford, Connecticut eastward to Boston, Massachusetts is likely to receive 12-24 inches of snow.
- We're fairly confident that a minimum of 6 inches of snow will fall for most of northern and central New Jersey, New York state (including NYC), and the rest southern into central New England. Areas along the coastlines of New York and New England will also see strong winds leading to blizzard like conditions.
- There is still the possibility of more higher snow amounts in New York City and parts southern and central New England. Some models indicate 18+ inches in New York City.