HONOLULU – New Englanders are bracing for the first big blizzard of 2015, with up to 36 inches of snow predicted and winds of 65 mph in some places.
Snow is predicted to begin by noon, Eastern Standard Time, in New York City, with near whiteout conditions probable.
The Long Island Press reports that the National Weather Service issued a blizzard warning from 1 p.m. Monday to 12 a.m. Wednesday for Nassau and Suffolk counties, where 24 to 36 inches is possible, forecasters said.
The 3:24 p.m. EST update at MassLive.com said that an unprecedented amount — more than 1 foot of snow — will fall in all four counties in Western Massachusetts, across the state and Connecticut.
Slate.com said that nearly half the flights into and out of New York City are either delayed or cancelled.
This is what it looks like:
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