Blizzard warnings up for 3rd nor'easter hitting Northeast

Blizzard warnings up for 3rd nor'easter hitting Northeast

Buttrick said 12 to 18 inches of snow is still expected to blanket MA east of Worcester east. Plymouth County and upper Cape Cod could get slammed with up to 2 feet of "white mud", wetter, pastier snow than locations north and west.

Travel will be extremely hard as the snow from the storm, dubbed Skylar by The Weather Channel, clogs roads.

While the first two storms of the month brought coastal flooding and hundreds of thousands of power outages, this one is expected to be different.

The blizzard warning will remain in effect until 8 p.m., as will a winter storm warning for the rest of the state.

"We're not out of winter yet, that's for sure", Paul Knight, of Portland, said as snow accumulated on his eyebrows during a stroll.

More than 1,000 flights were canceled Tuesday, majority at Boston Logan International Airport, according to FlightAware.

Snowplows clear Route 3 in Cambridge during the Tuesday morning commute.

Blizzard warnings had been issued for much of the region, foretelling "dangerous to impossible" travel conditions with strong winds and heavy snow dimming visibility into Tuesday evening or early Wednesday, the National Weather Service said.

The blizzard warning means sustained winds of greater than 35 miles per hour along with visibility of less than a quarter mile for prolonged periods, according to the weather service. "But there will be snow showers that will continue through the evening and possibly overnight in some areas".

"I feel that we haven't really seen this type of storm since 2015", Democratic Boston Mayor Marty Walsh said at a Monday night news conference.

Martha's Vineyard Shipyard shared a video of the powerful winds just before noon on Tuesday. "We've had storms in '16 and '17 and a couple this year, but it seems like this one is gonna be a big one".

The snowfall will be constant, although it will clobber ME hardest on Tuesday afternoon. The Portland International Jetport has had 75.5 inches (1.9 metres) of snow, far above the normal for the date of 51.8 inches (1.3 metres).

"We're anticipating that we'll be seeing through the mid- to late morning and probably into midafternoon snowfall rates of one to three inches per hour (up to 7.6cm)", said Bob Thompson, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Taunton, Massachusetts. At least 14 to 18 inches of snow was expected.

By the time this storm is over on Wednesday, as much as 18 inches of snow will have fallen in Boston.

As the storm approaches, Buttrick said, "It's going to deepen, it's going to strengthen".

As of 6 p.m., snowfall totals topped more than 20 inches in Providence County, R.I., and Worcester County, Mass., for the previous 5 hours.

The National Weather Service predicted between two and five inches of snow in New York City and surrounding areas, where a winter weather advisory was in effect.

In Rhode Island, the snow didn't stop residents from getting to church.

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