Nor’easter Hits Region, Makes a Mess

Coastal areas are flooding, and Philadelphia International Airport reports delays.

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As expected, a Nor’easter has moved into the region and is doing the things that a Nor’easter does.

NBCNews.com reports: “Already, wind gusts of more than 30 mph were causing nearly three-hour delays at New York’s LaGuardia Airport on Tuesday morning, while Philadelphia International was experiencing delays of more than an hour, according to FlightAware.com.”

Fox 29 reports:

Heavy rain moved in off the coast overnight, as a nor’easter slammed the New Jersey Coast.

The coast has been hit the hardest with coastal flood warnings and wind advisories in effect through most of the day.

The coastal flood warning is currently in effect from Middlesex County to Cape May County, and moderate coastal flooding is expected Tuesday.

The U.S. National Weather Service gives its overview:

Poconos: Mixed precipitation changing to all snow tonight and continuing tomorrow. Uncertain how much snow there today but it should snow significantly there late tonight and Wednesday. The type of precipitation is extremely sensitive to the thermal profile there…a borderline situation today, but not so late tonight and Wednesday when snow accumulates.

Coastal Flooding will be moderate most areas along the NJ and De Atlantic shores, bays and inlets this morning; probably meaning some road closures.

Rain: we may be seeing our heaviest rain right now this morning.

Tomorrow morning: we’ll be carefully watching the potential for significant and potential 4 inch snowfall from the Reading area to Doylestown and the Lehigh Valley. No advisory there, since one is already posted there for early this morning.

More detail in the National Weather Service’s briefing (pdf).

AccuWeather sums up:

A major storm will hit the Northeast from Tuesday to Thursday, complete with gusty winds, substantial snow, heavy rain, a wintry mix and flooding.

According to AccuWeather Chief Meteorologist Elliot Abrams, “This will be a snowstorm for some areas well inland, while impacts similar to a tropical storm will occur along the coast, including much of Interstate-95.”

The storm is set to take shape early Tuesday morning along the mid-Atlantic coast before spreading inland and northward later Tuesday through Wednesday.