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Major Nor’easter Moves in with Historic Snowfall, State of Emergency

A major nor’easter has moved in and is expected to bring historic levels of snowfall, as well as rain and damaging high winds. Travel will be impacted and power outages possible, as State of Emergency declared.

Major nor’easter could be one for the record books

A major nor’easter of epic proportions has moved in over the East Coast and is expected to deliver historic levels of snowfall, as much as 18 inches on New York City. The storm is expected to continue through Tuesday, delivering heavy amounts of snow and rain, while accompanied by high winds, NBC reported. The strong winds are expected to bring blizzard conditions to some areas, while the heavy snow will reduce visibility in others.

The storm could cause power outages from North to South. Extensive ground and air travel disruptions are expected.

New York City and the tri-state area are expected to receive “major to extreme” winter storm impacts with 12-18 inches of snowfall, with possible blizzard conditions on Monday and wind gusts between 45-50 mph, CNN reported. New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio encouraged people to avoid travel, while warning of potential power outages. In-person schools have been canceled, as well as COVID-19 vaccination appointments.

New Jersey has declared a state of emergency. The storm is also expected to be the largest Washington, D.C., area has seen in years. As much as 10 inches of snow could fall over the DC area, which has not seen snowfall greater than an inch for 709 consecutive days.

Snow is expected to fall in periodic bursts over the next three days from DC, Philadelphia, New York City to Boston, gradually subsiding from the southwest to the northeast, CNN reported.

The human impact of the storm is what the bitter cold, harsh, dry weather can do to your skin. Now is a good time to apply a body wash cream for dry skin instead of soaps, which may only dry your skin out further which can lead to redness and cracking.

Storm stretches from the South into the Northeast

At least 110 million people are expected to be impacted by the storm. The massive, sprawling storm spans from the South in northern Georgia, across the mid-South, into the Ohio Valley, the mid-Atlantic and blankets the entire Northeast. At least 1 in 3 people in the US are under winter storm warnings or winter storm watches according to NBC.

West Coast storms

In addition to the East Coast, winter storm watches and warnings are also in effect for the West Coast in Oregon, Washington, California and Montana, according to the National Weather Service (NWS).

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