Winter Storm Niko: One killed, over 3000 flights cancelled

February 10, 2017 9:00 AM |

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Feb 10, 2017 09:00 AM


Feb 09, 2017 09:15 AM


Due to Winter Storm Niko, heavy snow is forecast to lash much of the Interstate 95 Northeast corridor on Wednesday night until Thursday. As per the forecasters, most of the areas are likely to accumulate more than half a foot of snow in a short time.

Winter storm watch has been issued by the National Weather Service from Massachusetts through Northern Maryland and West Virginia. On Thursday, snow could be heavy at farther north from eastern Pennsylvania and the New York City Tri-State area into New England. Gusty and strong winds are also expected in the Northeast.

The snowy weather will make the Thursday morning commute difficult across some of the major cities of United States like Boston, New York City, Philadelphia, possibly Baltimore and Washington D.C.

Though the exact track and forward speed of the snow storm are still uncertain but a band of snow is also expected to engulf parts of the central Plains on Wednesday before reaching the East.

Although Winter Storm Niko is not expected to be a very destructive Northeast storm, it will certainly make travel problematic as flight delays are expected.

Moreover, as per the National Weather Service, prior reaching New York City, the region is likely to witness temperatures soaring at 60°F on Wednesday.

Furthermore, according to NOAA's ACIS database, tracing back from 1949-1950, this has been the third least snowy weather on record for the city. Though, Philadelphia has seen more than an inch of snow last month, between January 5 and 7, during Winter Storm Helena.

But, New York, the city has failed to witness any snow since January 15, while Boston has received only seen 1.4 inches of snow since January 8.

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