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Winter Storms Jonas caused states of emergency and blizzard warnings to be issued, from the Southern United States to major cities in the Northeast. According to the Weather Channel, “Washington D.C. and Baltimore are now under blizzard warnings, and the region can expect the following impacts from Jonas: Upwards of 2 feet of snow in Washington D.C. and western Maryland starting Friday. Wind gusts over 40 mph possible Friday night through Saturday, leading to dangerous or impossible travel conditions.”
On Thursday morning, Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe, Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan, and D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser declared states of emergency. These declarations will free up government resources to be used for winter weather situations.
The National Weather Service has now issued blizzard warnings in northern Virginia, Washington D.C., Baltimore, Philadelphia, and New York City. Heavy snow, strong winds and low visibility will bring travel to a grinding halt, between late Friday and Sunday morning. See latest updates…weather.com
Winter Storm Jonas: Heavy Snow, Ice and Blizzard Warnings
MSNBC News Video: Dangerous Winter Storm Jonas Threatens East Coast
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Here’s how Winter Storm Jonas is wreaking havoc on sports – New York Post The Charlotte Airport has been closed Friday after snowfall and ice hit overnight from Winter Storm Jonas. Charlotte officials speculated the airport may not reopen until Saturday. The Hornets are also out of town, playing Friday night in Orlando. The …
Winter Storm on East Coast: Live Updates – New York Times The Friday evening commute should be relatively uneventful since snow is not expected in the New York area until late Friday night or early Saturday. State and city officials urged drivers to stay off the roads if possible on Saturday. Subways…
‘Monster’ Winter Storm Jonas a Triple Threat: Snow, Wind, Flooding – Newsweek storm jonas blizzard winter new york_0122 Winter Storm Jonas is set to bring snow, wind and coastal flooding to the East Coast. Mason Gloudeman, 26, uses a snowboard in Fort Greene Park in Brooklyn after a snow storm in New York last January 27.The Equation: Blog of the Union of Concerned Scientists (blog) Slate Magazine (blog)The Guardian
*Saturday Storm Update- 1/23/2016
After a steady downpour all night, tens of millions of people from Mississippi to Massachusetts woke up Saturday morning covered in snow. Treacherous driving conditions forced the closure of highways in Kentucky and Pennsylvania, leaving thousands of motorists stranded.
Thousand of flight cancellations in the U.S. have been caused by airlines shutting down all flights to and from Philadelphia, Washington D.C.and New York City. According to the The Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA), Metrorail, Metrobus and MetroAccess service will be suspended until Sunday, January 24, 2016.
New York City, Mayor Bill de Blasio issued a travel ban on Saturday, effective after 2:30 p.m. Subway services will be shut down and the streets and highways of the city will be closed to vehicular traffic. (A photo of the travel ban documents were tweeted from the Bill deBlasio’s Twitter account.) Travel is also banned on state roads on Long Island.
- According to the New York Police Department (NYPD), anyone on the roads after the travel ban begins will be subject to arrest.
Monstrous winter storm shuts down NYC – USA TODAY (NEW YORK) — A massive winter storm ground New York City and surrounding suburbs to a halt Saturday, forcing a vehicle travel ban, closing or curtailing rail and subway service and shutting theaters as higher-than-forecast and near-historic snowfall …
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