Northeastern Pennsylvania, northern New Jersey, upstate New York, and parts of New England were preparing for a winter storm that may bring more than 12 inches (30 centimeters) of heavy, wet snow on Monday.
According to the National Weather Service, the storm was forecast to start late on Monday and linger through Wednesday.
High gusts were predicted to accompany the storm, and power disruptions were possible. According to utilities in the area, staff will be on hand to assist.
According to Bill Simpson, a spokesman with the National Weather Service in Norton, Massachusetts, snowfall in the western portion of the state might reach 18 inches (45 centimeters), but only 3 to 4 inches (7.5 to 10 centimeters) could fall around the coast where the storm is predicted to start as rain.
Simpson stated, “I’m not exactly sure of the particular track. That truly makes a world of difference.
For portions of upstate New York, northeastern Pennsylvania, northern New Jersey, southern sections of Maine, New Hampshire, and Vermont, as well as western Massachusetts and portions of Connecticut and Rhode Island, a winter storm warning was expected to go into effect Monday evening and last through Wednesday morning.
Regional authorities asked citizens to plan and pay attention to weather reports.
In a statement, Robert Buxton, the director of the New Hampshire Department of Safety’s Division of Homeland Security and Disaster Management, advised people to ensure their vehicle’s emergency kit was well-stocked and contained items like a flashlight, food, drink, and a blanket.
The storm will impact New Hampshire on the local officeholders’ election day. Around 20 municipalities decided to postpone, while others reminded voters they could still vote on Monday via absentee ballot.
Election rescheduling authority was widely unclear in 2017 and 2018 as storms on back-to-back Election Days created a similar pattern.
Since then, lawmakers have amended the legislation to let local election officials postpone voting if the National Weather Service issues a storm warning.
Such warnings have been issued for Tuesday for at least a portion of seven of the state’s ten counties.