March 18, 2018

Stubborn Storm To Bring Wind, Rain And Snow, Starting Thursday Night

02 March 2018, 06:17 | Christie Tate

Ocean-facing homes could be destroyed by the storm surge and waves

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While most of the state will get a rain and wind storm out of this, the higher elevations of northwest CT will get a decent amount of snow.

A powerful nor'easter will bring heavy rain, gusty winds, coastal flooding and heavy wet snow, all depending on where you live!

Moderate coastal flooding is likely at high tide - around midday Friday - along the shoreline and again about midnight, he said.

"Please take this storm seriously", the National Weather Service in Boston said in a statement. "This is a LIFE & DEATH situation", the National Weather Service in Boston said.

Deemed the "Nor'easter", the mega storm could become a "bomb cyclone" by falling at least 24-millibars in atmospheric pressure in 24 hours.

For next week, model forecasts indicate a storm will develop over the Ohio Valley, emerging to the Atlantic in the vicinity of the Delmarva. He said the Susquehanna River is expected to get to about 17 feet.

The strong storm that will likely drop inches of rain and snow across several state has been called a "bomb cyclone".

"Our advice to people living in low-lying areas or ones that received flooding in the basement during the last storm is prepare for that again", said Gloucester Deputy Harbormaster Chad Johnson, asking for those people to evacuate early.

I'm expecting 1 to 3 inches of rain with some areas seeing up to 4 inches.

The weather system was in OH on Thursday, according to the National Weather Service (NWS), and was expected to develop overnight, bringing significant rain into NY and most of New England by Friday.

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"Winter Storm Warning: Northern Litchfield County for the potential of over 6" of snow. Please be aware that we will also experience unusual high tides during Friday (11 am and 11 pm ish)!

Officials said those who park in the Town Hall could parked in Sacred Heart Church lot on School Street during the storm.

Western New York into northern Pennsylvania was expected to get hit hardest by the snowfall, with 8 to 12 inches likely.

The winds will be so ferocious. More than 600 of those are at Logan Airport in Boston, LaGuardia and Newark.

Earlier today (March 1), the NWS issued a coastal flood warning for the eastern MA coastline, to remain in effect from 9:00 a.m. local time on Friday to 3:00 a.m. on Sunday. New Jersey officials say high winds may affect trees and power lines.

Flight tracking website says more than 1,000 flights involving USA airports have been canceled for Friday. Delta, Southwest, JetBlue, and American Airlines were allowing travelers to change their Friday and Saturday flights ahead of time to avoid delays and cancellations at key airports across the Northeast.

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo has activated the State Emergency Operations Center.

"Do not ride out the storm if you are told to evacuate", Baker said.

A band of heavy rain showers moved across north and central Alabama this morning, producing high winds in a few spots. It urged residents to avoid unnecessary travel. The federal government and several area school districts shut down for the day as gusts up to 50 miles per hour knocked down trees in the region.

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