April storm drops wet, heavy snow on NY and Northeast

Lena Tucker
April 3, 2018

The storm created risky travel conditions during the morning commute, and speed limits were reduced on stretches of the New Jersey Turnpike, Garden State Parkway and other major highways.

This storm is pretty far offshore, so don't expect to much wind, according to the National Weather Service.

By 10 a.m., 5.5 inches had accumulated in Central Park, the most during April since 1982, when 9.6 inches fell on the 6th of the month.

'It's not unusual to see snow in early April, ' Stark told the New York Daily News.

Meteorologists spied light traces of the defiant snowfall just before 4:30 a.m.in Central Park during the latest round of winter weather to strike the tri-state region.

As of now, the weather service says it can not rule out the potential for yet another storm to affect the region by Friday or Saturday. There is also a threat for several hours of freezing rain and ice pellets Tuesday night for areas near and east of Georgian Bay.

Tuesday: Cloudy with snow continuing.

Winter Storm Violet will bring a band of moderate to locally heavy snow to parts of the northern Great Lakes Saturday.

A winter storm warning has been issued for southeast Minnesota and west central Wisconsin tonight through Tuesday.

Brett Edwards, meteorologist for Accuweather, said most of the surrounding area in Pennsylvania and Warren County was reporting roughly 4 inches of accumulation as of 7 a.m.

An empty playground covered in snow April 2 in Brooklyn. The snow in NYC is expected to wrap up its business by 10 a.m. and melt completely by the afternoon.

"It's not unusual to see snow in early April", Stark said.

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