A blizzard warning will be in effect beginning late Monday night through Tuesday, the National Weather Service said.
The storm heading our way will probably descend after midnight Tuesday, hit squarely during the morning commute and will likely be “a major transportation disruptor.
The NWS predicts 2 to 4 inches of snow will accumulate by Tuesday morning, and then another 11 to 17 inches will accumulate during the day. Another 1 to 2 inches could fall Tuesday night, the agency said.
Meteorologists said the most likely forecast is 17 to 20 inches throughout the five boroughs.
“The state will be proactively deploying resources to potentially impacted regions to stay ahead of the storm and keep New Yorkers safe,” said Cuomo, advising residents to plan ahead and to avoid unnecessary travel. Drivers — who can expect closures, delays and cancellations on the road — are urged to check 511ny.org before setting off. Thruway travelers can sign up for alerts at thruway.ny.gov
The New York City Department of Sanitation issued a snow alert for 11 p.m. Monday and was preparing salt spreaders, plows and tire chains. All information about the city’s response to the storm can be found by visiting nyc.gov.
And while Friday is expected to be windy and cold – from the 20s to 35 degrees with a vicious wind chill – “the sun should come out,” to shine on the St. Patrick’s Day Parade, Kines noted.
Wednesday may have some scattered flurries, but should average around 32 degrees and Thursday should range between a low of 23 degrees and a high of 36, Stark said.
Holidays, weather events that save you from moving your car
Alternate side parking: Those three words are enough to send a shudder down the spine of any New Yorker who dares to keep a car in the city.
You know the drill: You wake up three hours early and circle your neighborhood’s streets like a vulture in search of a spot, only to end up parking somewhere that will land you a $45 ticket anyway. “Should have moved the car after work,” you mutter to yourself. “Should have sold my car five years ago,” you whisper to no one in particular.
Then there’s the occasional, horrible snowstorm that puts a damper on virtually all aspects of y UPDATE: #NYCASP rules will be suspended Tue, March 14 & Wed, March 15 for snow operations. Meters will remain in effect.our life but one: parking.
Here’s when you won’t have to move your car:
Tuesday, March 14: Snow operations
Wednesday, March 15: Snow operations
Tuesday, April 11: Passover
Wednesday, April 12: Passover
Thursday, April 13: Holy Thursday
Friday, April 14: Good Friday
Monday, April 17: Passover
Tuesday, April 18: Passover
Thursday, May 25: Solemnity of Ascension
Monday, May 29: Memorial Day
Wednesday, May 31: Shavuot
Thursday, June 1: Shavuot
Sunday, June 25: Eid al-Fitr
Monday, June 26: Eid al-Fitr
Tuesday, June 27: Eid al-Fitr
Tuesday, July 4: Independence Day
Tuesday, Aug. 15: Feast of the Assumption
Friday, Sept. 1: Eid al-Adha
Saturday, Sept. 2: Eid al-Adha
Sunday, Sept. 3: Eid al-Adha
Monday, Sept. 4: Labor Day
Thursday, Sept. 21: Rosh Hashanah
Friday, Sept. 22: Rosh Hashanah
Saturday, Sept. 30: Yom Kippur
Thursday, Oct. 5: Succoth
Friday, Oct. 6: Succoth
Monday, Oct. 9: Columbus Day
Thursday, Oct. 12: Shemini Atzeret
Friday, Oct. 13: Simchat Torah
Thursday, Oct. 19: Diwali
Wednesday, Nov. 1: All Saints’ Day
Tuesday, Nov. 7: Election Day
Friday, Nov. 10: Veterans Day observed
Saturday, Nov. 11: Veterans Day
Thursday, Nov. 23: Thanksgiving Day
Friday, Dec. 8: Immaculate Conception
Monday, Dec. 25: Christmas Day
NYC blizzards: Five worst March snowstorms to hit the city:
When all of the conditions are expected, scientists will issue a blizzard warning. When two of the conditions are met, they will issue a “winter storm warning.”
Here are the five worst storms to achieve blizzard status in the city for the month of March, according to the National Weather Service.
March 12, 1888: This two-day blizzard, which dumped 21 inches on the city, was the worst to strike the city in March.
March 8, 1941: Central Park saw roughly 18 inches of snow.
March 4, 1960: A two-day nor’easter produced 14.5 inches of snow.
March 13, 1993: The “Storm of the Century” generated 71 mph winds and nearly 11 inches of snow at LaGuardia Airport.
March 5, 1981: A mix of rain and snow brought 8.6 inches of accumulation to the city, which turned out to be the biggest of several storms that took place during that month.
New Yorkers have got advice on how to get through the blizzard blues.
As the city braces for anywhere between 12 and 18 inches of snow and blizzard-like conditions on Tuesday, city residents have their own ways of preparing and planning.
1) “We go to a nearby museum or to the library. Sledding would be a great idea.” — Raul Yadav, 39, Union Square
2) “Go to a grocery store early and [get] wine. Soup, wine, and good bread.” — Denise Blankinship, 54, Far Rockaway
3) “I wouldn’t make any [plans]. It’s safer not to cancel last minute.” — Sung Jin, 27, Midtown East
4) “Just don’t go out. Load up now, there’s no need to go out: DVR and cook.” — Connor Lingle, 34, Greenwich Village
5) “Stock up on all your snacks. I try my best not to use Seamless, I feel bad for the delivery guys. Go to the gym the day before. Make sure you have your laptop and charger from work. Get an electric blanket.” — Lauralee Bent, 24, Stuyvesant Town
6) “We’re going to introduce our 3-year-old to the snow, see if she likes it. I’ll put in an order with Fresh Direct.” — Gena Reisig, 35, Gramercy
7) “Make sure you download something in case the internet goes out. It’s also a good idea to clean — you might as well work on your apartment if you’re stuck in it.” — Erin Dougherty, 34, Greenpoint
8) “Bodegas are always open.” — Christi Gelo, 34, Ozone Park