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Snowstorm alert in New York and New England: affected areas and highways | February 13

Weather officials warn that a storm will generate heavy snow in parts of New Jersey, New York, and Connecticut, with some areas seeing up to a foot of snow.

Lake-effect snow vs the garden variety snow shower
STOYAN NENOVREUTERS

Weather officials warn that a storm is set to batter northeastern parts of the US, at first bringing rain then eventually causing heavy snow. Over 35 million people in the area are under winter storm alerts.

Snowfall and extreme weather are expected to cause hazardous driving conditions along the Interstate 95 corridor from New York City to Providence, Rhode Island, all the way to Boston, Massachusetts.

Check the status of your flights if you are traveling to or from the Northeast, as many have already been canceled at LaGuardia airport.

What is a Winter Weather Advisory?

The NWS issues a Winter Weather Advisory “for any amount of freezing rain, or when 2 to 4 inches of snow (alone or in combination with sleet and freezing rain), is expected to cause a significant inconvenience, but not serious enough to warrant a warning.” For the details, please review the information uploaded to the NWS website, which compiles and updates these alerts.

What is a Winter Storm Warning?

The more severe alert issued by the NWS is a Winter Storm Warning, which includes “heavy snow of at least six inches in 12 hours, or at least eight inches in 24 hours, is expected. It can also be issued if sleet accumulation will be at least half an inch.”

The National Weather Service warns that the winter storm affecting the northern Mid-Atlantic into southern New England has been shifting in the expected axis of heaviest snow, and is advising residents in affected areas to watch out for the latest forecasts.

Here are the winter alerts for the states that are affected by the snowstorm.

Connecticut

Winter Storm Warning 

  • Tolland; Windham (until Feb. 13, 7 p.m. EST)
  • Northern Fairfield; Northern Middlesex; Northern New Haven (until Feb. 13, 6 p.m. EST)
  • Northern New London; Southern Fairfield; Southern Middlesex; Southern New Haven; Southern New London (until Feb. 13, 6 p.m. EST)

Winter Weather Advisory

  • Hartford (until Feb. 13, 7 p.m. EST)
  • Northern Litchfield; Southern Litchfield (until Feb. 13, 4 p.m. EST)

Delaware

Winter Weather Advisory

  • New Castle (until Feb.13 3 p.m. EST)

Maryland

Winter Storm Warning

  • Extreme Western Allegany; Garrett (until Feb. 13 10 a.m. EST)
  • Central and Eastern Allegany (until Feb. 13 10 a.m. EST)

Winter Weather Advisory

  • Northwest Howard; Northwest Montgomery; Southeast Harford; Washington (until Feb. 13 1 p.m. EST)
  • Carroll; Cecil; Frederick; Northern Baltimore; Northwest Harford (until Feb. 13 1 p.m. EST)
  • Central and Southeast Howard; Southern Baltimore (until Feb. 13 1 p.m. EST)

Massachusetts

Winter Storm Warning

  • Eastern Norfolk; Southern Worcester; Western Norfolk (until Feb. 13 7 p.m. EST)
  • Eastern Plymouth; Northern Bristol; Southern Bristol; Southern Plymouth; Western Plymouth (until Feb. 13 7 p.m. EST)
  • Barnstable; Dukes; Nantucket (until Feb. 13 7 p.m. EST)

Winter Weather Advisory

  • Central Middlesex County; Eastern Essex; Eastern Hampden; Eastern Hampshire; Northern Worcester; Northwest Middlesex County; Western Essex; Western Hampden (until Feb. 13 7 p.m. EST)
  • Southeast Middlesex; Suffolk (until Feb. 13 7 p.m. EST)

New Jersey

Winter Storm Warning

  • Morris; Sussex; Warren (until Feb. 13 3 p.m. EST)
  • Hunterdon; Mercer; Middlesex; Somerset; Western Monmouth (until Feb. 13 3 p.m. EST)
  • Western Bergen; Western Passaic (until Feb. 13 6 p.m. EST)
  • Eastern Bergen; Eastern Passaic; Western Essex (until Feb. 13 6 p.m. EST)
  • Eastern Essex; Eastern Union; Hudson; Western Union (until Feb. 13 6 p.m. EST)

Winter Weather Advisory

  • Camden; Eastern Monmouth; Gloucester; Northwestern Burlington; Ocean; Salem (until Feb. 13 3 p.m. EST)

New York

Winter Storm Warning

  • Northern Westchester; Orange; Putnam; Rockland (until Feb. 13 6 p.m. EST)
  • Southern Westchester (until Feb. 13 6 p.m. EST)
  • Bronx; Kings (Brooklyn); New York (Manhattan); Northern Queens; Richmond (Staten Is.); Southern Nassau; Southern Queens (until Feb. 13 6 p.m. EST)
  • Northeast Suffolk; Northern Nassau; Northwest Suffolk; Southeast Suffolk; Southwest Suffolk (until Feb. 13 6 p.m. EST)

Winter Weather Advisory

  • Eastern Dutchess; Western Dutchess (until Feb. 13 4 p.m. EST)
  • Northern Cayuga; Oswego; Wayne (until Feb. 14 1 p.m. EST)

Pennsylvania

Winter Storm Warning

  • Carbon; Lehigh; Monroe; Northampton (until Feb. 13 3 p.m. EST)
  • Berks; Upper Bucks; Western Montgomery (until Feb. 13 3 p.m. EST)
  • Eastern Chester; Eastern Montgomery; Lower Bucks; Western Chester (until Feb. 13 3 p.m. EST)
  • Blair; Cambria; Huntingdon; Juniata; Mifflin (until Feb. 13 11 a.m. EST)
  • Bedford; Fulton; Somerset (until Feb. 13 11 a.m. EST)
  • Cumberland; Dauphin; Franklin; Lebanon; Perry (until Feb. 13 1 p.m. EST)
  • Columbia; Montour; Northumberland; Schuylkill; Snyder; Union (until Feb. 13 1 p.m. EST)
  • Lackawanna; Luzerne; Pike; Southern Wayne (until Feb. 13 1 p.m. EST)

Winter Weather Advisory

  • Delaware; Philadelphia (until Feb. 13 3 p.m. EST)
  • Clearfield; Northern Centre; Southern Lycoming; Sullivan (until Feb. 13 10 a.m. EST)
  • Southern Centre; Southern Clinton (until Feb. 13 10 a.m. EST)
  • Adams; Lancaster; York (until Feb. 13 1 p.m. EST)
  • Fayette Ridges; Higher Elevations of Indiana; Westmoreland Ridges (until Feb. 13 10 a.m. EST)
  • Wyoming (until Feb. 13 1 p.m. EST) 

Rhode Island

Winter Storm Warning

  • Northwest Providence; Southeast Providence; Western Kent (until Feb. 13 7 p.m. EST)
  • Bristol; Eastern Kent; Newport; Washington (until Feb. 13 7 p.m. EST)
  • Block Island (until Feb. 13 7 p.m. EST)

Virginia

Winter Weather Advisory

  • Clarke; Frederick; Northern Fauquier; Northern Virginia Blue Ridge; Shenandoah; Warren; Western Loudoun (until Feb. 13 1 p.m. EST)
  • Eastern Loudoun (until Feb. 13 1 p.m. EST)
  • Wise (until Feb. 13 7 a.m. EST)

West Virginia

Winter Storm Warning

  • Eastern Mineral; Hampshire (until Feb. 13 10 a.m. EST)
  • Western Grant; Western Mineral (until Feb. 13 10 a.m. EST)

Winter Weather Advisory

  • Eastern Grant; Eastern Pendleton; Hardy; Western Pendleton (until Feb. 13 10 a.m. EST)
  • Berkeley; Jefferson; Morgan (until Feb. 13 10 a.m. EST)
  • Eastern Preston; Eastern Tucker (until Feb. 13 10 a.m. EST)