It's Snowing in April and It's Making Travel a Mess
Even though it’s spring, a surprise April snowstorm is causing hundreds of flight cancellations and delays across the U.S. at airports in New York, New Jersey, Boston, Pittsburgh, and Providence.
The winter storm is bringing several inches of snow across several East Coast states, marking the first time since April 2003 that areas around LaGuardia Airport, the John F. Kennedy International Park, Central Park, Newark Airport, and Bridgeport, Connecticut will see at least two inches of snow this late in the year.
Dozens of flights into and out of New York City have been canceled and dozens more delayed. At LaGuardia Airport, 91 flights were canceled and 108 delayed, according to Flight Aware. Newark had 22 cancellations and 110 delays. JFK had 47 cancellations and 67 delays.
While the storm is not expected to be as drastic as the string of nor’easters that have been hitting the U.S. recently, the National Weather warns to expect a combination of slippery and slushy roads and reduced visibility in states that include New York and New Jersey, leading tricky commutes throughout the early morning.
The storm is already causing snowfalls at a rate of about two inches an hour in cities like New Jersey, while weather advisories are currently in place across states stretching from Pennsylvania to Massachusetts.
In New York, the storm is expected to bring anywhere from 4 to 7 inches of snow at a rate of 1 to 2 inches per hour, according to the National Weather Service.
At least 12 school districts are closing or delaying their openings for the day, though the storm is expected to taper off at around 11 a.m, Eastern Standard Time.