Heavy Snow in Northeast


An April nor’easter has dumped over a foot of snow and leftover 300K without power, another strong spring storm will deliver severe weather to the Plains on Wednesday and longer, an ice storm on Thursday.

Nor’easter dumps a foot of snow, over 300K without power

A strong spring nor’easter has dropped at least a foot of snow over parts of Pennsylvania and New York, NBC reported. The storms led to the closure of schools and businesses due to numerous power outages, with over 300,000 residents without power in parts of Pennsylvania, New York, Vermont, and Maine as of Tuesday morning, according to poweroutage.us.

NWS weather alerts for Tuesday

Here are the latest weather alerts from the National Weather Service (NWS) for Tuesday.

Strong windy conditions are predicted for the western half of the US with widespread wind warnings, watches, and advisories, with critical fire weather possible. In the Eastern half of the US, widespread freeze warnings and frost advisories.

Red flag alerts for portions of Nevada, Arizona, Utah, Colorado, New Mexico, Texas, Oklahoma, Kansas, Nebraska, Wyoming, South Dakota, central Florida.

Winter storm warning: northeastern Pennsylvania, central and eastern New York.

Winter weather advisory: central and eastern New York, northeastern Pennsylvania, north-central California.

The 3-day forecast

Here is the latest 3-day forecast from the National Weather Service (NWS).

Tuesday: Red flag alerts, heavy snow, thunderstorms

Windy conditions for the western half of the US, with numerous red flag warnings (see above).

Thunderstorms over the central US.

Mixed precipitation over the Ohio Valley, mid-Atlantic and Northeast, with heavy snow over portions of Pennsylvania in New York.

Wednesday: Severe weather, fire risk continues

Windy conditions will persist in the West, with critical fire weather over parts of Arizona, New Mexico, Texas, Wyoming, Nebraska, and Colorado.

Thunderstorms in the central US, South, mid-South, upper Midwest and Ohio Valley.

Potential severe weather over parts of Oklahoma, Kansas, Arkansas and Missouri.

Snow possible over portions of Montana, Idaho, and Wyoming. Mixed precipitation over the upper Midwest and Great Lakes regions.

Friday: Freezing rain, thunderstorms

Mixed precipitation over much of the West, with potential freezing rain over portions of Montana and North Dakota.

Thunderstorms over the central US, mid-South, Ohio Valley and mid-Atlantic.

Mixed precipitation over the Northeast.

Severe weather is possible Friday into Friday night, particularly over portions of western Oklahoma, Western Kansas, central Nebraska, as well as South-central and eastern South Dakota into Northwestern Iowa, according to the latest forecast by NOAA’s Storm Prediction Center.