Mayor Bill de Blasio gave an update this afternoon on the anticipated snowbonanza, relaying the NWS forecast of 8-12 inches of snow between Wednesday and Thursday, though he stressed that that number could change in the next 24 hours.
It’s expected to begin snowing around 4 p.m., but Thursday morning is when there could be dangerous “blizzard-like conditions” with intense wind and intense snow.
“We have not had a lot of storms like this in the last few years, thank God…so this could be the biggest storm in several years.”
Brace for Nor’easter, New York. ❄️
NYC preps for a foot of snow as Winter Storm Gail is on pace to hit the city Wednesday around 2 p.m., with wind gusts of up to 50 mph and heavy, wet snowfall.
See how the city, transit and businesses are prepping. https://t.co/N5KKWdqGzg
— New York Daily News (@NYDailyNews) December 15, 2020
— NBC New York (@NBCNewYork) December 15, 2020
The Speed Limit for NYC is 25mph
With ❄ snow on the way, take it slow
— NYPD 63rd Precinct (@NYPD63Pct) December 16, 2020
What is a nor’easter? 🌧The incoming storm is expected to pummel parts of the tri-state area today with frigid temps, gusty winds and possible sleet. For our continuing coverage, watch the PIX11 News at 5, 6 and 10 p.m. and download the PIX11 News app. ❄️ pic.twitter.com/fQmDhRTkcw
— PIX11 News (@PIX11News) December 16, 2020