Snowfall Totals Blizzard 2015: How Much Snow Will The Northeast Get & When Will It Start?

Winter Storm Juno is set to drop a massive amount of snow in the Northeast, with blizzard conditions expected in New York City, Hartford, Providence and Boston on Monday. How much snow will fall and when will the snowstorm start?

The Weather Channel calls the storm a “crippling blizzard” with at least 28 million people in the storm’s path. The impact of this snowstorm will be felt across the country with thousands of flights in and out of New York and the New England states cancelled in advance of the powerful storm. School cancellations have already started, with no school expected until at least Thursday in many areas.

Snowfall totals don’t vary too much from state to state, with up to two feet of snow likely. Some areas could get upwards of three feet, with snow drifts making the the totals even higher. NOAA reports that snowfall rates of 2-to-4 inches per hour are possible Monday night into Tuesday morning. Thunder, lightning and high winds are expected as well.

The latest report from the Weather Channel indicates that New York City area could see a foot or more of heavy snow with blizzard conditions possible. It’s likely that Boston, Massachusetts and Providence, Rhode Island will see 20 to 30 inches of snow and winds as high as 60 miles per hour before the storm winds down late Tuesday or early Wednesday.

When will the snow start? Get to the market, gas up your car and charge your phone because snow will start falling as early as Monday afternoon. The peak of the storm will take place after 7 p.m. in New York City and throughout New England, with winds as high as 60 mph during the overnight hours.

“Peak impacts from Juno continue throughout the day over parts of southern and eastern New England. Travel will continue to be dangerous or impossible. Intense snowfall rates continue through the morning in parts of New Jersey and the New York City area, but snow should diminish or even end by sunset there.”

WJAR reports that driving should be avoided on Monday night and much of Tuesday, with whiteout conditions expected.

“We’ll see big snow drifts, power outages will be likely, and coastal flooding will also be a problem. Expect downed trees and powerlines.”

Grocery stores and home improvement stores have been jammed since Sunday, with many stores selling out of water, shovels and other storm essentials. If you haven’t stocked up on batteries, water, non-perishable food, and food for your pets, expect long lines at the store today, many with empty shelves.

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