Winter Storm Toby Looks Even More Ominous From Space
Another nor’easter has been bringing chilly conditions across the U.S. this week, with new satellite imagery showing just how powerful Winter Storm Toby is.
Satellite imagery captured of the storm on March 21 shows just how quickly Winter Storm Toby is spreading as it continues to bring snow and icy conditions throughout Wednesday.
The storm is the fourth nor’easter to hit the country in just a few weeks span of time, with some states expecting up to a foot in snow.
Over 200 flights had been canceled on Tuesday prior to the storm, with airlines continuing to cancel flights. Delta, American Airlines, JetBlue, Southwest, United, and Alaska Airlines are some of the airlines offering fee waivers to customers who have had to rebook their flights due to the storm.
The storm is continuing to drive heavy and wet snow across the U.S. on Wednesday, with areas like Washington D.C. and Baltimore expecting four to eight inches of snow while New York City could get as much as 12 to 18 inches.
Several schools districts along the East Coast are also closed on Wednesday due to the winter storm.
“Heavy, wet snow is falling along the I-95 corridor today, but the high sun angle on this first full day of Spring is helping with the roads,” Weather Channel meteorologist, Carl Parker, said in a statement to Travel + Leisure regarding the storm.
Still, Parker said travelers and locals should expect hazardous travel conditions as snowfall rates continue to increase throughout Wednesday afternoon in areas that include New York City and Boston.
“While quite large, this system is not as intense as the previous storms, thus the worst of the wind will be confined to coastal areas of New England,” Parker added, with moderate coastal flooding expected across states stretching from Delaware to Minnesota.
Winter Storm Toby is expected to continue bringing snow to states that include Ohio, Kentucky, eastern Tennessee, Virginia, Maryland, Pennsylvania, Delaware, New Jersey and southeaster New York state throughout Wednesday evening.
The winter storm is expected to linger throughout the day Wednesday and end by late afternoon Thursday, according to Weather.com.