More than 50 million people across the US remain under winter weather alerts as New York City braces for up to 12 inches of snow.
If the Big Apple gets at least six inches of powder – currently a mid-range estimate – it will register as the largest snowstorm in over two years.
The National Weather Service anticipates anywhere between four and 12 inches will touch down in the city.
The fast-moving weather system is set to wallop New York early Tuesday before advancing north later in the day and crossing into Massachusetts.
More than 50 million people across the United States remain under a winter weather alerts as a nor’easter draws towards the East Coast
New York Mayor Eric Adams has warned New Yorkers to stay home on Tuesday as the city braces for between four and eight inches of powder
More than 1,500 snow plows and 36 blowers are poised to respond to potentially apocalyptic conditions
‘Snow is coming, and all our teams are ready,’ New York City Mayor Eric Adams posted to X, formerly Twitter, on Monday.
‘We have been monitoring the forecast since last week, and it has changed significantly in the last 24 hours.’
He noted that NYC Emergency Management issued a travel advisory in advance of Tuesday’s storm and urged city dwellers to stay off the roads.
More than 1,500 snow plows and 36 blowers are at the ready, according to the State Department of Transportation.
In addition to his social media posts, Adams bundled up in a Fendi scarf to deliver remarks at a press conference on Monday.
‘We’re taking this storm extremely, extremely serious. We want New Yorkers to be prepared, and we want New Yorkers to do the same,’ he said.
‘We expect slippery roads and limited visibility, so we’re strongly encouraging New Yorkers, if you don’t have to go out, stay home.
‘And please use public transportation, we want to minimize the number of vehicles that are on the road so that our apparatus and vehicles can deal with the removal of snow.’
The city’s public school system moved to remote learning as much of the city shuttered in anticipation of the punishing snow.
On X, formerly Twitter, Mayor Eric Adams noted that NYC Emergency Management issued a travel advisory in advance of Tuesday’s storm and urged people to stay off the roads
Mayor Eric Adams and senior administration officials held a press conference at the DSNY Spring Street Salt Shed on Monday
While the NWS predicts anywhere between four and eights inches to fall in Manhattan, four to six seems the most likely according to the probabilistic snowfall forecast
‘We’re taking this storm extremely, extremely serious. We want New Yorkers to be prepared, and we want New Yorkers to do the same,’ Adams said
All Wildlife Conservation Society zoos – including the famed Bronx and Central Park Zoos – and the New York Aquarium would be closed Tuesday, Adams announced.
Branches of the Brooklyn Public Library, the New York Public Library and Queens Public Library would also shut their doors.
The NWS has issued a winter storm warning for the city beginning 4 am Tuesday and wrapping up at 6 pm.
Other parts of the state like southern Westchester County, as well as regions of New Jersey and Connecticut, will see the warning go into effect at 1 am.
Snow will fall fastest between 5 am and noon at rates of one to two inches per hour, according to FOX 5 NY meteorologist Nick Gregory.
By early Tuesday afternoon, much of the system is expected to move out of the area – only after overwhelming NYC with several inches of white powder.
The NWS has predicted strong winds up to 40 miles per hour and flooding along the New England coast, Jersey Shore and Long Island.
The agency also calculated a 30 percent chance for roughly two inches of snow near Philadelphia.
With the threat of inclement weather hanging over the tristate area, New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy also took to social media.
He cautioned residents to expect up to 12 inches of snow cover in northern parts of the state beginning early Tuesday morning.
‘If you can, stay off the roads and stay warm, New Jersey!’ Murphy wrote.