Last Updated: Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Winter Storm Juno prompts emergency


Winter Storm Juno is forecast to be a major snowstorm for the Northeast United States Monday and Tuesday. Juno was named by the winter storm naming committee at The Weather Channel on Sunday morning. Disaster Report will provide latest updates on Winter Storm Juno including forecast, watch, warning.  
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Update 11:50 UTC

-Blizzard warnings are in effect for the coastal areas of New Jersey Northward through Maine excluding Nantucket Island, NWS Weather Prediction center has mentioned in its 04:00 am (EST) update.
-At03:00 am EST, a surface low pressure center was centered approx. 160 miles Southeast of Nantucket, Massachusetts and moving Northward.
-According to The Weather Channel, wind gusts have topped 70 mph in parts of eastern Massachusetts. Coastal flooding has also closed some roads in eastern Massachusetts.
-States of emergency declared in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, New York, Connecticut, Rhode Island, New Hampshire, Massachusetts and Maine.

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Incredible #snow drifts! - #Juno RT@ErikaWCVB: #wcvb crew captures snow drifts in Sandwich on #capecod #Blizzard2015 (via weather.com)

Update 27 January 2015, 04:00 UTC

-According to The Weather Channel, at least 28 million people are in the zone of potential blizzard conditions, and millions more will see enough snow to complicate travel.
-According to NWS Weather Prediction center, blizzard warnings are in effect for the coastal areas of New Jersey Northward through Maine excluding Nantucket Island.
-Coastal flood warnings and advisories are in effect from Delaware to the coast of Maine.
-At 09:00 pm EST, a surface low pressure center was centered approximately 200 miles South of the Eastern tip of Long Island, New York and moving Northward.
-Storm total snowfall amount of 18 to 30 inches are forecast from Northeastern New Jersey Northward to down East Maine and Southern New Hampshire.

Update 23:15 UTC

-According to The Washington Times, more than 7,700 flights for Monday and Tuesday have been canceled as of Monday evening.
- The New York Metro subway system and New Jersey Transit have been closed by Monday evening.
-According to the Associated Press, non-essential travel was banned on all streets and highways in New York City and the governors of Massachusetts, Connecticut and Rhode Island also slapped restrictions on driving.
- "This could be the biggest snowstorm in the history of this city,” The Daily Beast has written quoting NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio.

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People walk through the snow on Sunday, Jan. 25, 2015, in Chicago. A storm system diving out of the Midwest has the potential to slowly coat from Philadelphia up to Massachusetts and Maine with snow beginning late Sunday night into Monday and intensifying greatly well into Tuesday, the National Weather Service said. NAM Y. HUH — AP

Update 26 January 2015, 03:00 UTC

Short Range Forecast Discussion
NWS Weather Prediction Center College Park MD
314 PM EST Sun Jan 25 2015

-Heavy snow expected for New England. Snow for the Upper Great Lakes and the Ohio Valley to Mid-Atlantic.
-Temperatures will be 15 to near 30 degrees above average from the Northern High Plains to parts of the Central Plains.
-Storm over the Ohio Valley/Tennessee Valley will move off the Carolina Coast and deepen rapidly by Monday night.  The storm center will remain just offshore while moving northeastward to south of Cape Cod by Tuesday morning.

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Winter Storm Juno will be a major snowstorm for the Northeast Monday and Tuesday. Parts of the region could see blizzard conditions and more than a foot of snow.

Blizzard watches have already been issued for parts of southern New England and Long Island. A winter storm watch is in place for the New York City and Philadelphia metro areas.

Winter Storm Juno Forecast

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Winter Storm Juno is forecast to bring the heaviest snowfall from eastern Pennsylvania and New Jersey to New England.

According to The Weather Channel, a widespread area of 1 to 3 inches of snow is likely from parts of northern Illinois through northern Indiana and Ohio. Heavier totals of up to 4 or 5 inches are possible in a narrow corridor through central Ohio.