The East Coast Is Getting Buried by Its Second Nor'easter in a Week. Here's How Much Snow to Expect From Winter Storm Quinn
A large swath of the East Coast is experiencing its second Nor'easter in a week. Up to a foot of snow is expected in major cities, including New York City and Boston. The path of the storm is expected to continue moving up the Northeast coast on Wednesday night and Thursday, before traveling west on Friday over Maine, which is expected to receive more than 18 inches of snow, according to the National Weather Service.
Those in northeast New Jersey, southwestern Connecticut, and southeast New York — where a winter storm warning is in effect until Thursday at 4 a.m. — can expect to see 7 to 11 inches of snow. The storm also brought thundersnow to parts of New York on Wednesday.
Parts of Massachusetts could see up to 10 inches, though accumulation in Boston will likely be less significant, between 4 and 8 inches. Parts of New Hampshire are anticipating snowfall totals nearing 20 inches.
The new winter storm follows a brutal Nor’easter, dubbed Winter Storm Riley, that hit the Great Plains and the East Coast over the weekend, leading to hundreds of flight cancellations, some two million homes and businesses left without power, and severe flooding across states like Massachusetts and North Carolina. Nor'easters are strong winter storm systems that carry powerful winds, inclement weather — though snow is not required — and coastal flooding, according to the Weather Channel.
At least nine people had died as a result of Winter Storm Riley as of Monday morning, according to the Weather Channel.
As Winter Storm Quinn continues, people in affected areas area will want to be aware of potential travel disruptions caused by blizzard conditions. More than 4,000 flights were canceled or delayed around the U.S. on Wednesday, according to FlightAware. A number of school districts, including Philadelphia Public Schools, canceled class, though New York City schools remained open.
If you’re expecting to travel within the next few days, we recommend signing up with FlightStats to get real-time text and email alerts regarding flight delays, as well as following the airlines and airports you plan to fly with on social media to get regular alerts on delays and cancelations due to weather.