The country’s National Weather Service, which is not one to exaggerate, is using different terms such as historic and life threatening to describe a weather system that has taken aim at the northeast, with the worst of it hitting between Monday night and into Tuesday.
This, the first large storm of 2015, might drop as much as 3 feet of snow on New York and Boston before Tuesday when it finally ends. Winds of up to 65 mph are expected as well.
Winter storm and blizzard warnings have already been issued for parts of Maryland through Maine and up into Canada.
Bill de Blasio the Mayor of New York City said everyone must know that the city is facing one of its largest snowstorms in the city’s history.
In 2006, the city had 26.9 inches of the white stuff dumped on it. The second largest was in 1947 when 25.8 inches fell.
While the storm’s worst weather is not expected until late on Monday and into early Tuesday, over 2,100 flights have already been canceled for Monday with over 1,900 canceled for Tuesday.
The major airlines in the U.S. are offering rebooking free of charge for flights to and from the region.
United Airlines already has canceled all flights on Tuesday at JFK, LaGuardia, Newark airports along with Philadelphia and Boston.
The storm is predicted to come in a number of waves with the areas of New York, Philadelphia and Boston experiencing light snow on Monday morning and heavier into the afternoon.
The real heavy snowfall will start on Monday night and through Tuesday, with some areas having snow through Wednesday.
Schools in the path of the storm are closing at regular hours on Monday with extracurricular activities canceled. The schools have also canceled classes for Tuesday and will announce on Tuesday about classes for Wednesday and the rest of the week.