Major U.S. Airlines have canceled 2,933 flights ahead of what could be a historic blizzard in the Northeast on Friday.
Forecasters expect a wintry blast churning across the nation and a cold front barreling up the East Coast to converge and dump as much as a foot of snow in New York and up to 3 feet in Boston. They also warn of potential white-out conditions across the region.
The most severe weather is expected to hit Massachusetts on Friday between 2 and 5 p.m. Ref. CNN
More than 600,000 people in the Northeast are without power as wet snow, freezing rain and howling winds cause havoc. The storm is being blamed on at least four deaths in New York and Canada. Ref. USAToday
At least four deaths in the U.S. Were blamed on the snowstorm, including an 11-year-old boy in Boston who was overcome by carbon monoxide as he sat in a running car to keep warm while his father shoveled snow. The storm, which dumped more than 3 feet of snow in some parts of the Northeast, also left 650,000 homes and businesses without power. Ref. USAToday
The big dig-out: Storm slams Northeast
New Englanders began the back-breaking job of digging out from as much as 3 feet of snow Saturday and emergency crews used snowmobiles to reach shivering motorists stranded overnight on New York's Long Island after a howling storm swept through the Northeast. Source: Yahoo! News - Latest News & Headlines
US Midwest, Northeast brace for Arctic blast, record lows
Many parts of the US Midwest are braced for a blast of Arctic air that could bring some of the coldest temperatures in two decades before advancing to the Northeast, where residents are still digging out from a deadly snowstorm. Ref. Source 3