Fast Facts

  • Some 10 states are now under blizzard warnings, including Virginia, Maryland, Delaware, New York, Connecticut, New Jersey, Rhode Island, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, and Maine.

    In New England, wind gusts might reach 70 mph as a result of a storm that was predicted to hit the region.

48,000 Thousand Residents Without Power.

On Saturday, as a strong nor’easter battered the East Coast with heavy snow and howling winds, some households in Massachusetts already had no electricity.

It was reported that 48,198 people were without electricity in the early hours of the morning.

Officials in the state declared states of emergency and urged citizens not to travel during the blizzard warnings.

Heavy vehicles were prohibited off interstate highways in Massachusetts for much of Saturday, and the transportation agency in the Boston area warned many buses would only operate on snow routes, according to the Boston Globe.

Nearly 10 million East Coast residents, according to Fox Weather, are at danger of losing power.

Eversource, the utility that serves the Boston area, has sent in more employees and equipment from outside the area.

Numerous Flights Delayed and Canceled in the Wake of Winter Storm

On Saturday, thousands of flights were canceled or delayed throughout the eastern United States because of the impending winter storm.

FlightAware, a real-time flight tracking service, recorded more than 3,000 delays in total, including 256 within, into, and out of the United States of America.

More than 4,500 cancellations were recorded on the website, of which 3,507 were either domestic, international, or both.

At 567 cancellations, or 68 percent, JetBlue Airways had the most flights canceled.

American Airlines accounted for 18% of passengers with 463, while Delta Air Lines had 19% with 461 passengers.

New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport had the most cancellations.

Windy Weather Threatens Eastern US With Heavy Snow

Strong nor’easter on Saturday rolled up the East Coast, bringing heavy snow and coastal flooding to 10 states as well as severe winds and wind gusts.

Over a foot of snow has fallen along the Jersey Shore early morning, according to Fox Weather, and the Delmarva Peninsula would have a snowfall rate of 1 to 3 inches/ hour, with snow also anticipated to fall in New York City, on Long Island, and in southern and eastern New England.

Many flights were canceled due to the expected snowfall in Philadelphia, New York, and Boston, which might reach 2 feet.

Only 1 to 3 inches to 5 inches of snow were expected to fall in Washington and Baltimore, saving them from the brunt of the storm.

A tractor-trailer jackknifed over snow-covered I-84 in West Hartford, Connecticut, causing many westbound lanes to be closed.

The possibility of a whiteout has prompted travel advisories from Virginia to Maine.

The storm was forecasted to pass through Canada on Sunday.

Florida to expect the lowest temperature

The central area of Florida is expected to see lows in the 20s or 30s this weekend, as per FOX 35.

Wind Chill Warnings will be in force until 10 a.m. Saturday and Sunday, when the coldest weather is predicted to come in, and Freeze Watches to be in place overnight Saturday into Sunday (which might convert into Freeze Warnings).

10 Million People Under Blizzard Warnings

East Coast residents were advised to avoid driving this weekend due to the possibility of whiteout conditions, which have resulted in the cancellation of more than 3,000 flights and curtailed Amtrak service.

A blizzard warning was issued for over 10 million people on Friday as precipitation intensified into Saturday.

“This is serious. We’re ready for this storm, and we also need Rhode Islanders to be ready,” Gov. Dan McKee said. “The best way to handle this storm is to stay home tomorrow.”

“Here’s what I’m asking New Yorkers: Just stay home,” New York Gov. Kathy Hochul stated in a conference Friday. “Just stay home, stock up on food, stock up on gas, stock up on your subscription to Netflix. I don’t want to see Long Island or New York state on the national news where everybody is jammed up on a highway for hours.” 

Phil Murphy, New Jersey Governor, echoed the words of Hochul and McKee. “This one is a big one. We’re certainly hoping for the best but we are, without question, preparing for the worst,” he stated in a Friday press conference. “Our advice to everyone is to be prepared to hunker down after you get home tonight. Stay home … get yourself stocked up.”

Upto 30 inches of snow might fall in certain areas of Massachusetts, and blizzard warnings were issued in 10 states: Virginia, Maryland, Delaware, New York, Connecticut, New Jersey, Rhode Island, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, and Maine.

In New England, wind gusts might reach 70 mph as a result of a storm that was predicted to hit the region.