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Blizzard Warning – Winter Storm Stella To Deliver a Foot of Snow…Don’t Get Stuck!

By Traction M.
March 13, 2017
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Blizzard warnings have been issued for a part of the Northeast coast, including New York City, in advance of Winter Storm Stella which will hammer the Northeast with more than a foot of snow and strong winds Monday night-Tuesday. Stella will also deliver a swath of snow to the Midwest through Monday.

This major nor'easter will take shape as a strong area of low pressure develops off the East Coast late Monday in response to jet stream energy moving through the eastern states. That low may undergo bombogenesis as it moves northward along the coast through Tuesday night, meaning there will be a rapid drop in atmospheric pressure which indicates strengthening.

This major nor'easter will take shape as a strong area of low pressure develops off the East Coast late Monday in response to jet stream energy moving through the eastern states. That low may undergo bombogenesis as it moves northward along the coast through Tuesday night, meaning there will be a rapid drop in atmospheric pressure which indicates strengthening.

One trend in the latest forecast data is that the low may now track closer to the coast. That could cause some locations, including near parts of the Interstate 95 corridor, to change to rain or sleet for a time during the storm and cut down on accumulations where that occurs.

Below, we have the forecast for impacts in the Northeast followed by an overview of what to expect from Stella in the Midwest.

Stella's Northeast Timing

Monday Night

  • Snow will begin to develop in the mid-Atlantic region, including Washington, D.C., Baltimore and Philadelphia, as the coastal low from Stella develops and intensifies.
  • The snow could be heavy at times overnight with rates of 1 to 2 inches per hour.
  • Locations near Interstate 95, including parts of the Washington, D.C. and Baltimore, could change to rain or sleet for a time.
  • By late Monday night or early Tuesday morning, snow may develop as far north as New York City or southern New England.
  • Light to moderate snow will also impact the eastern Great Lakes region.
  • Travel should be avoided Monday night in all of the above-mentioned areas.

Winter Stella Temperatures

Tuesday

  • A large swath of the Northeast will see snowfall, heavy at times, from Stella during the daytime hours.
  • Snowfall rates of 1 to 4 inches per hour are possible near and northwest of the Interstate 95 corridor.
  • Blizzard or near-blizzard conditions are possible in coastal areas.
  • Road and airport travel are likely to be snarled across the region. Some roads may become impassable.
  • Strong winds (gusts over 40 or 50 mph), and the weight of the snow could cause some tree damage and power outages.

Winter Stella Temperatures Tuesday

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