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    5,000 flights cancelled as Winter Storm Jonas closes in on East Coast with more than 28 inches of snow and 85 million people in its path

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    Post  Carol Fri Jan 22, 2016 11:23 am

    5,000 flights cancelled as Winter Storm Jonas closes in on East Coast with more than 28 inches of snow and 85 million people in its path Article-3414325-3088247E00000578-823_964x400
    Winter Storm Jonas is OVER and now the clean-up begins: East Coast
    struggles to recover after 'storm of a generation' dumps as much as 40 inches of
    snow in some areas killing at least 21 people and turning New York City into a ghost town


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    DC bulls-eye! Federal government to close early and 5,000 flights cancelled as Winter Storm Jonas
    closes in on East Coast with more than 28 inches of snow and 85 million people in its path

    A massive blizzard is charging toward the East Coast on Friday, one that the National Weather Service said could rank near the top 10 to ever hit the region. With more than two feet of snow predicted for Washington alone, schools were closed, flights were canceled and a state of emergency was declared across a vast area. NWS meteorologist Paul Kocin compared the storm to 'Snowmageddon,' the first of two storms that 'wiped out' Washington in 2010 and dumped up to 30 inches of snow, but said the weekend timing and the days of warning could help limit deaths and damage.

       - The Jonas blizzard has arrived in Virginia, with snow falling in much of the western part of the state Friday
       - Experts say the Washington, DC could be hit with 30 inches of snow - beating the record 28 inches set in 1922
       - As of Friday morning, 85 million people were under blizzard or winter storm warnings
       - With the capital in the bulls-eye, the federal government shuttered at noon and will remain closed on Monday
       - Twelve to 18 inches of snow is also predicted for Philadelphia and eight to 12 inches was expected in New York
       - More than 5,000 flights have already been cancelled for Friday and Saturday
       - Five people have been killed, in car accidents caused by the icy roads in Kentucky, North Carolina and Tennessee


    Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3411364/Monster-blizzard-bearing-eastern-US.html#ixzz3xzjczQJa



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    Post  Carol Sat Jan 23, 2016 5:18 pm


    Update from our friends in New Jersey.

    "When will it stop snowing? It is 4 pm and we have an easy 3ft of snow with drifts up to 5 ft.

    It is still snowing 3 inches an hour and with 65 mile an hr winds you can't see diddle squat. We have 4 cars in the driveway and they are almost completely covered up. We can't see them at all -that is unbelievable!

    NJ & NY roads, bridges, tunnels and trains are all closed. Anyone on the road will be arrested. Flooding is happening down the Jersey Shore and they are evacuating the towns. Full Moon and high tides are not helping the situation down there.

    The snow blower died so we will have to shovel everything by hand. It truly is unbelievable. I don't think we will get out of the house until Monday! We actually can't get out the first floor so will have to get out of the 2nd floor!

    You just won't believe how much snow there is! This is a historic storm. Will have to see how we can feed the birds and bunnies which are out in the freezing cold hunkered down. So far we still have heat and electricity. Down the Shore they are losing power.

    Cooking up a storm. What else is there to do! The dogs are so cold! They do not like the snow. Everybody is healthy and safe and I am so glad I am not an EMT out in this weather!


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    Post  Carol Sun Jan 24, 2016 9:38 am

    5,000 flights cancelled as Winter Storm Jonas closes in on East Coast with more than 28 inches of snow and 85 million people in its path 2016-01-23T153129Z_1125982407_GF20000104388_RTRMADP_3_USA-WEATHER
    WE'RE HISTORY!
    BIGGEST SNOW DAY EVER NYC

    8:45 a.m.

    The 26.6 inches of snow that fell in Central Park on Saturday is a one-day record for New York City.

    The National Weather Service says the overall accumulation — 26.8 inches — is the second-most for a single storm in city history.

    Meteorologist Faye Barthold says all but two-tenths of an inch of the city's accumulation fell on Saturday, surpassing the previous one-day mark of 24.1 inches on Feb. 12, 2006.

    Officials say the total of 26.8 inches that fell in Central Park during the storm is the second-most since officials began keeping snowfall records in 1869. That narrowly misses tying the previous record of 26.9 inches from February 2006.

    Snow stopped falling in New York City shortly after 10 p.m. Saturday.

    A travel ban keeping non-emergency workers off the roads was lifted early Sunday. Transit officials expect a gradual return of service.

    At least 18 deaths have been blamed on the weather.

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    8 a.m.

    Baltimore officials have lifted an emergency travel ban for the snow-smothered city, but some restrictions remain in place.

    The Baltimore City Department of Transportation said in a news release that the so-called Phase III ban was lifted at 6 a.m. Sunday. The ban had prohibited all travel in the city except for emergency vehicles. Officials urged residents who didn't need to go out to still stay off the roads.

    The Phase II plan remains in effect, meaning all vehicles venturing out on city roads must have all-weather tires. In addition, officials said parking will still be restricted along snow emergency routes."

    The city is continuing to offer free parking for residents in city garages on a first-come, first-served basis.

    The National Weather Service said on its Weather Prediction Center website early Sunday that more than a foot of snow had fallen in Baltimore — 16 inches to be exact.

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    7 a.m.

    New York's governor says a travel ban instituted during a massive snowstorm has been lifted.

    Andrew Cuomo (KWOH'-moh) announced Sunday that the ban barring non-emergency motorists from being on the roads was lifted at 7 a.m.

    The travel ban covered all state and local roads in New York City, the Long Island Expressway and Northern State Parkway and the Port Authority's Hudson River crossings.

    The governor says full service to the above-ground portions of the Metro-North, Long Island Rail Road and city subway systems will be restored gradually, as equipment and crews are put into position.

    Cuomo says the MTA will restore bus, subway and regional railroad service as conditions warrant throughout Sunday.

    The governor declared a state of emergency Saturday throughout New York City and its suburbs during the storm that moved through the area with high wind and heavy snow.

    Read more at: http://www.bigstory.ap.org/article/a2c422c5f539477eb8309e26cee7f64d/latest-gov-cuomo-lifts-new-york-city-travel-ban

    http://www.cnn.com/2016/01/24/us/weather-winter-snowstorm/index.html

    http://www.weather.com/storms/winter/news/winter-storm-jonas-forecast-blizzard-warning-january-22

    States across America are beginning the process of digging their way out of record-breaking snowfall this morning after Winter Storm Jonas battered the nation's East Coast on Saturday, wreaking havoc on millions and turning major cities into ghost towns. Almost all areas hit by the storm will get to enjoy above-freezing temperatures and sunlight today as the storm has headed out to sea, which should aid with clean-up in some states but in others lead to problems with flooding and ice once temperatures dip below freezing later in the evening. Ten states declared emergencies during the storm, which resulted in the cancellation of over 12,000 flights canceled across the country while stranding motorists in states for more than 24 hours in Kentucky and Pennsylvania. The death toll had reached 19 by early Sunday making it one of the most deadly snow storms in recent history, and that number grew to 21 by late morning as new reports began to come in and the clean-up process began on the East Coast. New York City, which came to a standstill by Saturday afternoon because of the hurricane-like winds and massive snowfall, reopened all subway lines early Sunday morning while allowing cars back on the roads after Mayor Bill de Blasio announced a ban on all non-emergency vehicles, though many streets in the nation's most populated city still remained buried under over two feet of snow. It was the second biggest blizzard since 1869 for the Big Apple where 26.8inches of snow was reported and made for record snowfall in Baltimore where residents saw 29 inches of snow. Glengary, West Virginia, topped the charts for the East Coast blizzard with an astonishing 40 inches of snowfall. Jonas is now heading across the Atlantic where it is expected to bring violent storm force winds and heavy rain to the UK later this week.


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    It is the flash of a firefly in the night, the breath of a buffalo in the wintertime. It is the little shadow which runs across the grass and loses itself in the sunset.

    With deepest respect ~ Aloha & Mahalo, Carol

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