By Savannah Smith  |  03-21-2018   News
Photo credit: @m1brochstein Twitter

Hundreds of canceled flights, mass transit mess, a woman killed in a weather-related wreck-these are just some of the effects and unfortunate incidents brought by a wicked spring nor’easter that whipped New York City on Wednesday night.

It is the fourth storm to hit the city in the first 21 days of March and truly a powerful one with winds gusting up to 40 miles per hour plus a threat of up to 18 inches of snow as it picked up even more strength into the night.

Almost 2,500 flights were affected with cancellations at the three local airports. No planes were arriving or departing at La Guardia afternoon. Buses also stopped operating at 3 p.m., both those at NJTransit and the Port Authority Bus Terminal. Train services also had reduced operations.

Weather forecasters have predicted that the powerful storm was likely to continue all night long, warning even of blizzard-like conditions.

A winter storm watch also remained in effect until Thursday morning. Gov.Cuomo said that the city is experiencing storms that they have not experienced before. He also said that there are a "high frequency and more severity" to the storms.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">⚠️❄️Winter Storm Warning❄️⚠️<br><br>A Winter Storm Warning is in effect from midnight tonight until 8AM Thursday.<br><br>❄️Expected total snowfall for NYC is 12-15 inches<br><br>❄️The heaviest period of snow is expected Wednesday 2-10PM<br><br>❄️Thunder snow is possible</p>&mdash; NYC Council Speaker Corey Johnson (@NYCSpeakerCoJo) <a href="https://twitter.com/NYCSpeakerCoJo/status/976076363223494656?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">March 20, 2018</a></blockquote> <script async src="https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script>

Mayor de Blasio at a news briefing also warns about more snow as the day goes on.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">NEW: Mayor de Blasio says NYC public schools will be closed on Wednesday due to winter storm. <a href="https://t.co/WhGcv55JDZ">https://t.co/WhGcv55JDZ</a> <a href="https://t.co/MTpTBKIAko">pic.twitter.com/MTpTBKIAko</a></p>&mdash; ABC News (@ABC) <a href="https://twitter.com/ABC/status/976214377832615936?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">March 20, 2018</a></blockquote> <script async src="https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script>

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Storm Warning for <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/NYC?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#NYC</a> from 3/21,12 AM to 3/22, 8 AM. 12-16" of snow possible. Roads may be dangerous &amp; strong winds may cause power outages. For more information, please visit <a href="https://t.co/zpmE9Tb9QW">https://t.co/zpmE9Tb9QW</a>. <a href="https://t.co/8DgXmv9KJN">pic.twitter.com/8DgXmv9KJN</a></p>&mdash; NYPD NEWS (@NYPDnews) <a href="https://twitter.com/NYPDnews/status/976128812575543296?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">March 20, 2018</a></blockquote> <script async src="https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script>

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">SNOW TIME! <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/snowday?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#snowday</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/snow?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#snow</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/WinterStormToby?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#WinterStormToby</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/NYC?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#NYC</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Manhattan?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#Manhattan</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Storm?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#Storm</a> <a href="https://t.co/RxOu5h7NZZ">pic.twitter.com/RxOu5h7NZZ</a></p>&mdash; Eduardo Sanchez (@esan1202) <a href="https://twitter.com/esan1202/status/976451645927231493?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">March 21, 2018</a></blockquote> <script async src="https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script>

Social media users are also sharing their thoughts and preparations on the storm.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">After getting up at 4 AM or so for 3 straight days all 4 of us and a drowsy <a href="https://twitter.com/DARRICKK?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@DARRICKK</a> are going back to bed at hotel as the blizzard pounds New York City. Our bus is over in NJ Thanks for being with us on this <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/17thAvenueRevival?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#17thAvenueRevival</a> press run You now get a TWEET break <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/ORBinNYC?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#ORBinNYC</a></p>&mdash; The Oak Ridge Boys (@oakridgeboys) <a href="https://twitter.com/oakridgeboys/status/976483745124487173?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">March 21, 2018</a></blockquote> <script async src="https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script>

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">.<a href="https://twitter.com/NWSNewYorkNY?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@NWSNewYorkNY</a> all in this morning with tomorrow&#39;s storm. Forecasting the biggest March snowstorm in NYC since 1941! <a href="https://t.co/260k0GUemv">pic.twitter.com/260k0GUemv</a></p>&mdash; Ryan Hanrahan (@ryanhanrahan) <a href="https://twitter.com/ryanhanrahan/status/976075157147193345?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">March 20, 2018</a></blockquote> <script async src="https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script>

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Central Park scenes from today&#39;s snow storm in New York City. <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/CentralPark?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#CentralPark</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/NYC?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#NYC</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Noreaster4?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#Noreaster4</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/NorEaster2018?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#NorEaster2018</a> <a href="https://t.co/9WtN92Ehwo">pic.twitter.com/9WtN92Ehwo</a></p>&mdash; Michael Brochstein (@m1brochstein) <a href="https://twitter.com/m1brochstein/status/976561403053125632?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">March 21, 2018</a></blockquote> <script async src="https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script>

City schools were shuttered as well with the intensifying snow, with a predicted 100% chance of heavy flakes blanketing the metropolitan area when the heavy stuff starts.

The storm claimed its first fatality when a van riding along the Wantagh State Parkway flipped in heavy snow, killing a 26-year-old female passenger and injuring five other passengers. The victims were thrown from the white van. All the injured survivors were brought to the hospital where they are still being treated.

Cuomo has declared a state of emergency for NYC along with Long Island and three northern counties.

Source:

http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/easter-looms-nyc-schools-close-flights-grounded-article-1.3887481

Twitter: #MAGA #KeepAmericaGreat #NewYork #NYC #Noreaster #storm #snow
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