While New York City has yet to see any significant snowfall, other parts of the country are getting more than their fair share.
Over 22 million people in the United States are under winter weather watches, warnings, or advisories as of Thursday afternoon as a major storm moves eastward.
The storm already pummeled Denver with the biggest two-day January snowfall total in over 30 years.
“Winter storm continues for the Upper Midwest (and) Great Lakes Thursday with heavy, blowing snow leading to dangerous travel conditions,” the National Weather Service said in a statement.
The storm has delayed over 5,000 flights within, into, or out of the United States over the past two days including causing the cancellation of 20% of flying out of Denver as well as delaying an additional 60% of flights there.
As of Thursday morning, snow was falling from Iowa to Michigan, according to multiple weather agencies.
The Upper Great Lakes will see a 6” to 12” (15.24 cm to 30.50 cm) of the white stuff with locally higher totals possible, the agency said.
Travel could be “difficult to impossible,” the weather service said, with snowfall rates of 1” to 2” (2.5 cm to 5 cm) per hour accompanied by heavy winds.
By Thursday evening, the storm is expected to bring “snow and a wintry mix” to the Northeast. Rain is forecast for New York City until after midnight Thursday and in Philadelphia off and on through 10 p.m. Boston will see temperatures just above the freezing mark with rain throughout the night.
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