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 March 14, 2017 Nor'Easter
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 Impacts
  • Blizzard conditions occurred over portions of northeast New Jersey, the Lower Hudson Valley, and Lower Hudson Valley, and interior southern Connecticut, during the morning and early afternoon on March, 14, 2017.
    • Snowfall totals range from around 3" across central and eastern Long Island, 5" to 10" in the NYC metro and coastal Connecticut, 10" to 15" across northeast New Jersey, 1' to 2' across the interior Lower Hudson Valley and interior southern Connecticut.
    • Snowfall rates ranged from 1 to 3 inches per hour at times.
    • The snow mixed with sleet and rain from south to north as warmer air moved over the region.
  • Widespread minor to moderate coastal flooding was observed.
  • Thousands of flights were cancelled at New York Metro airports, although Kennedy, La Guardia, and Newark remained open.
  • Mass transit also saw many delays and with some services suspended.
  • Approximately 25,000 homes lost power due to strong winds and heavy snowfall in the WFO New York, NY forecast area.


 

 
Snowfall Summary
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Snowfall Reports Listing
 
New York

LOCATION          STORM TOTAL     TIME/DATE   COMMENTS
                     SNOWFALL           OF
                     /INCHES/   MEASUREMENT
...BRONX COUNTY...
   BRONX                 10.0   514 PM  3/14  PUBLIC
   PARKCHESTER            9.0   815 PM  3/14  PUBLIC

...KINGS COUNTY...
   MARINE PARK            6.5   646 PM  3/14  PUBLIC
   MIDWOOD                6.0   740 PM  3/14  PUBLIC

...NASSAU COUNTY...
   GREAT NECK             4.3   322 PM  3/14  TRAINED SPOTTER
   CARLE PLACE            4.2   100 PM  3/14  TRAINED SPOTTER
   JERICHO                4.0   633 PM  3/14  PUBLIC

...NEW YORK COUNTY...
   CENTRAL PARK           7.6   813 PM  3/14  PARK CONSERVANCY

...ORANGE COUNTY...
   MIDDLETOWN            24.0   717 PM  3/14  PUBLIC
   OTISVILLE             24.0   140 PM  3/14  PUBLIC
   MONTGOMERY            23.5   233 PM  3/14  AMATEUR RADIO
   MOUNT HOPE            23.0   233 PM  3/14  AMATEUR RADIO
   GOSHEN                22.0   446 PM  3/14  TRAINED SPOTTER
   PORT JERVIS           21.0   700 AM  3/15  CO-OP OBSERVER
   SALISBURY MILLS       20.5   800 PM  3/14  TRAINED SPOTTER
   GARDNERTOWN           20.0   330 PM  3/14  TRAINED SPOTTER
   HIGHLAND MILLS        19.3   634 PM  3/14  TRAINED SPOTTER
   WARWICK               19.0   741 PM  3/14  TRAINED SPOTTER
   CORNWALL LANDING      18.0   400 PM  3/14  TRAINED SPOTTER
   BEREA                 17.5   522 PM  3/14  TRAINED SPOTTER
   NEW WINDSOR           17.0   256 PM  3/14  PUBLIC
   ORANGE LAKE           16.5   100 PM  3/14  TRAINED SPOTTER

...PUTNAM COUNTY...
   MAHOPAC               20.5  1045 PM  3/14  TRAINED SPOTTER
   COLD SPRING           14.6   502 PM  3/14  TRAINED SPOTTER
   CARMEL                14.0   743 AM  3/15  CO-OP OBSERVER

...QUEENS COUNTY...
   REGO PARK              9.0   547 PM  3/14  PUBLIC
   HOLLIS HILLS           8.3   200 PM  3/14  PUBLIC
   NYC/LA GUARDIA         7.4   812 PM  3/14  FAA OBSERVER
   NYC/JFK AIRPORT        5.1   813 PM  3/14  FAA OBSERVER

...ROCKLAND COUNTY...
   STONY POINT           19.8   645 PM  3/14  TRAINED SPOTTER
   NEW CITY              16.0   435 PM  3/14  TRAINED SPOTTER
   CONGERS               15.5   415 PM  3/14  FIRE DEPT/RESCUE
   AIRMONT               12.5   200 PM  3/14  TRAINED SPOTTER

...SUFFOLK COUNTY...
   SMITHTOWN              4.5   306 PM  3/14  TRAINED SPOTTER
   SETAUKET               4.5   740 PM  3/14  NWS EMPLOYEE
   BAITING HOLLOW         3.4   800 AM  3/15  CO-OP OBSERVER
   UPTON                  3.0   819 PM  3/14  NWS OFFICE
   RIVERHEAD              3.0   521 PM  3/14  CO-OP OBSERVER
   ISLIP AIRPORT          2.9   200 PM  3/14  FAA OBSERVER

...WESTCHESTER COUNTY...
   EASTCHESTER           15.2   855 PM  3/14  PUBLIC
   JEFFERSON VALLEY      15.2   715 PM  3/14  TRAINED SPOTTER
   DOBBS FERRY           15.0   447 PM  3/14  PUBLIC
   SCARSDALE             15.0   519 PM  3/14  PUBLIC
   SOMERS                14.5   423 PM  3/14  TRAINED SPOTTER
   CROTON HEIGHTS        14.5   428 PM  3/14  PUBLIC
   YORKTOWN HEIGHTS      14.5   430 PM  3/14  PUBLIC
   SHRUB OAK             14.5   530 AM  3/15  CO-OP OBSERVER
   MOUNT KISCO           14.2   515 PM  3/14  PUBLIC
   IRVINGTON             14.0   306 PM  3/14  PUBLIC
   BEDFORD               13.7   600 PM  3/14  TRAINED SPOTTER
   ARMONK                12.4   948 PM  3/14  FIRE DEPT/RESCUE
   MONTROSE              12.0   428 PM  3/14  TRAINED SPOTTER
   KATONAH               11.0   504 PM  3/14  TRAINED SPOTTER
   WHITE PLAINS           9.4   350 PM  3/14  TRAINED SPOTTER
   PELHAM                 8.8   200 PM  3/14  TRAINED SPOTTER
   YONKERS                8.0   852 PM  3/14  TRAINED SPOTTER
      
Connecticut

LOCATION          STORM TOTAL     TIME/DATE   COMMENTS
                     SNOWFALL           OF
                     /INCHES/   MEASUREMENT
...FAIRFIELD COUNTY...
   NEW FAIRFIELD         20.4   903 PM  3/14  TRAINED SPOTTER
   MONROE                16.0   425 PM  3/14  PUBLIC
   NEWTOWN               12.5   517 PM  3/14  AMATEUR RADIO
   NEW CANAAN            11.6   233 PM  3/14  TRAINED SPOTTER
   WESTON                11.2   505 PM  3/14  TRAINED SPOTTER
   SHELTON               10.0   716 PM  3/14  TRAINED SPOTTER
   GREENWICH             10.0   200 PM  3/14  TRAINED SPOTTER
   BRIDGEPORT AIRPORT     7.1   813 PM  3/14  CO-OP OBSERVER

...NEW HAVEN COUNTY...
   HERITAGE VILLAGE      16.0   900 PM  3/14  FIRE DEPT/RESCUE
   WATERBURY             11.0   320 PM  3/14  TRAINED SPOTTER
   CHESHIRE              10.5   445 PM  3/14  TRAINED SPOTTER
   HAMDEN                 9.9   851 PM  3/14  TRAINED SPOTTER

...NEW LONDON COUNTY...
   3 NNE NORWICH          8.5   115 PM  3/14  PUBLIC
    
New Jersey

LOCATION          STORM TOTAL     TIME/DATE   COMMENTS
                     SNOWFALL           OF
                     /INCHES/   MEASUREMENT
...BERGEN COUNTY...
   RAMSEY                13.3   418 PM  3/14  TRAINED SPOTTER
   WESTWOOD              13.0   648 PM  3/14  TRAINED SPOTTER
   RIDGEWOOD             11.5   418 PM  3/14  TRAINED SPOTTER
   FRANKLIN LAKES        10.8   256 PM  3/14  TRAINED SPOTTER
   ALLENDALE             10.5   419 PM  3/14  TRAINED SPOTTER
   ENGLEWOOD             10.4   234 PM  3/14  SOCIAL MEDIA
   RIVER VALE             9.9   516 PM  3/14  TRAINED SPOTTER
   SADDLE BROOK           9.4   419 PM  3/14  TRAINED SPOTTER
   MIDLAND PARK           9.0   614 PM  3/14  TRAINED SPOTTER
   HARRINGTON PARK        8.3   420 PM  3/14  TRAINED SPOTTER
   EAST RUTHERFORD        6.1   854 PM  3/14  TRAINED SPOTTER

...ESSEX COUNTY...
   IRVINGTON             15.0   718 PM  3/14  PUBLIC
   ROSELAND              13.4   516 PM  3/14  PUBLIC
   ESSEX FELLS           13.1   446 PM  3/14  PUBLIC
   CEDAR GROVE           10.4   716 PM  3/14  PUBLIC
   NORTH CALDWELL         9.0   530 PM  3/14  TRAINED SPOTTER
   WEST ORANGE            8.5   330 PM  3/14  TRAINED SPOTTER
   MILLBURN               8.0   853 PM  3/14  PUBLIC

...HUDSON COUNTY...
   HOBOKEN                8.1   631 PM  3/14  TRAINED SPOTTER
   HARRISON               7.2   500 PM  3/14  CO-OP OBSERVER
   NORTH BERGEN           7.0   254 PM  3/14  TRAINED SPOTTER

...PASSAIC COUNTY...
   WEST MILFORD          15.8   804 PM  3/14  TRAINED SPOTTER
   RINGWOOD              14.0   500 PM  3/14  TRAINED SPOTTER
   WAYNE                 12.3   739 PM  3/14  TRAINED SPOTTER
   WANAQUE               12.0   416 PM  3/14  TRAINED SPOTTER
   BLOOMINGDALE          10.3   330 PM  3/14  TRAINED SPOTTER
   HAWTHORNE              9.8   330 PM  3/14  TRAINED SPOTTER

...UNION COUNTY...
   ROSELLE               12.3   600 PM  3/14  TRAINED SPOTTER
   ELIZABETH              9.2   315 PM  3/14  TRAINED SPOTTER
   NEWARK AIRPORT         6.7   812 PM  3/14  FAA OBSERVER       
  
 


 

 
 
Wind Damage Reports
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..TIME...   ...EVENT...      ...CITY LOCATION...     ...LAT.LON...
..DATE...   ....MAG....      ..COUNTY LOCATION..ST.. ...SOURCE....
            ..REMARKS..

1014 AM     NON-TSTM WND GST 2 W HITHER HILLS STATE  41.01N  72.06W
03/14/2017  M61 MPH          SUFFOLK            NY   WXFLOW          

1030 AM     NON-TSTM WND DMG FAR ROCKAWAY            40.61N  73.76W
03/14/2017                   QUEENS             NY   BROADCAST MEDIA 

            A PAIR OF 2 STORY HOMES UNDER CONSTRUCTION ON BEACH 7TH 
            STREET COLLAPSED 

1035 AM     NON-TSTM WND GST EATONS NECK             40.95N  73.40W
03/14/2017  M62 MPH          SUFFOLK            NY   WXFLOW          

1130 AM     NON-TSTM WND DMG HUNTINGTON STATION      40.84N  73.41W
03/14/2017                   SUFFOLK            NY   LAW ENFORCEMENT 

            TREE AND WIRES DOWN ON PARK AVE 

1145 AM     NON-TSTM WND DMG HAMPTON BAYS            40.88N  72.52W
03/14/2017                   SUFFOLK            NY   PUBLIC          

            POWER LINES DOWN 

1157 AM     NON-TSTM WND GST ORIENT                  41.14N  72.30W
03/14/2017  M62 MPH          SUFFOLK            NY   TRAINED SPOTTER 

0129 PM     NON-TSTM WND GST FISHERS ISLAND          41.27N  71.99W
03/14/2017  M67 MPH          SUFFOLK            NY   WXFLOW          

0135 PM     NON-TSTM WND GST ORIENT                  41.14N  72.30W
03/14/2017  M68 MPH          SUFFOLK            NY   TRAINED SPOTTER 

0145 PM     NON-TSTM WND DMG WASHINGTON TOWNSHIP     40.99N  74.06W
03/14/2017                   BERGEN             NJ   BROADCAST MEDIA 

            LARGE TREE DOWN INTO HOME. 

0227 PM     NON-TSTM WND DMG UPTON                   40.87N  72.89W
03/14/2017                   SUFFOLK            NY   NWS EMPLOYEE    

            A FEW TREES DOWN NEAR BNL RECREATION AREA 

0309 PM     NON-TSTM WND DMG EAST HAMPTON            40.95N  72.20W
03/14/2017                   SUFFOLK            NY   FIRE DEPT/RESCUE

            ALL LANES OF MONTAUK HIGHWAY CLOSED BETWEEN DAVIDS LANE 
            AND DAYTON LANE DUE TO A DOWNED TREE. 

0340 PM     NON-TSTM WND DMG BETHANY                 41.42N  73.00W
03/14/2017                   NEW HAVEN          CT   SOCIAL MEDIA    

            TREE DOWN ON POWER LINES ONTO TRUCK ON RIDGE ROAD. 
            
0523 PM     NON-TSTM WND DMG WESTWOOD                40.99N  74.03W
03/14/2017                   BERGEN             NJ   BROADCAST MEDIA 

            A LARGE TREE FELL ONTO A HOUSE ON PARK PLACE IN 
            WESTWOOD. 
                                          
   

 
 
Peak Wind Gusts
 

LOCATION             MAX WIND     TIME/DATE   COMMENTS
                        GUST            OF
                         MPH    MEASUREMENT

CONNECTICUT

...FAIRFIELD COUNTY...
   1 SSW STAMFORD          52   545 PM  3/14  CWOP                    
   BRIDGEPORT AIRPORT      46   553 PM  3/14  ASOS                    
   2 ENE FAIRFIELD         42   829 PM  3/14  CWOP                    
   STAMFORD                41   434 PM  3/14  CWOP                    

...NEW HAVEN COUNTY...
   WATERBURY AIRPORT       43   255 PM  3/14  AWOS                    

...NEW LONDON COUNTY...
   4 ESE MYSTIC            59   101 PM  3/14  WXFLOW                  
   GROTON AIRPORT          44   712 PM  3/14  ASOS                    
   3 ENE SALEM             40   148 PM  3/14  CWOP                    

NEW JERSEY

...BERGEN COUNTY...
   TETERBORO AIRPORT       41   358 PM  3/14  ASOS                    

...HUDSON COUNTY...
   1 ENE BAYONNE           42   129 PM  3/14  WXFLOW                  

...UNION COUNTY...
   NEWARK AIRPORT          47   918 PM  3/14  ASOS                    

NEW YORK

...KINGS COUNTY...
   2 ENE CONEY ISLAND      40   335 PM  3/14  CWOP                    

...NASSAU COUNTY...
   2 NNE GLEN COVE         54   601 PM  3/14  WXFLOW                  

...ORANGE COUNTY...
   STEWART AIRPORT         41   345 PM  3/14  AWOS                    

...QUEENS COUNTY...
   NYC/JFK AIRPORT         46   358 PM  3/14  ASOS                    
   NYC/LA GUARDIA          45   252 PM  3/14  ASOS                    
   2 WSW ROCKAWAY BEACH    42   119 PM  3/14  WXFLOW                  

...SUFFOLK COUNTY...
   ORIENT                  68   135 PM  3/14  TRAINED SPOTTER         
   2 WSW FISHERS ISLAND    67   129 PM  3/14  WXFLOW                  
   FISHERS ISLAND          67   129 PM  3/14  WXFLOW                  
   2 W HITHER HILLS STA    60   104 PM  3/14  WXFLOW                  
   4 NE CALVERTON          58   540 PM  3/14  CWOP                    
   1 SSE EAST MORICHES     52   103 PM  3/14  WXFLOW                  
   ORIENT                  51   203 PM  3/14  CWOP                    
   EATONS NECK             51   135 PM  3/14  WXFLOW                  
   1 E EAST MORICHES       50   116 PM  3/14  CWOP                    
   2 WNW CAPTREE STATE     47   219 PM  3/14  WXFLOW                  
   FARMINGVILLE            46   122 PM  3/14  CWOP                    
   CAPTREE STATE PARK      45   219 PM  3/14  WXFLOW                  
   ISLIP AIRPORT           44   425 PM  3/14  ASOS                    
   1 ESE COPIAGUE          43   239 PM  3/14  CWOP                    
   3 SE HAMPTON BAYS       43   620 PM  3/14  WXFLOW                  
   WESTHAMPTON AIRPORT     43   526 PM  3/14  ASOS                    
   1 ENE MONTAUK HIGHWA    40  1023 PM  3/14  MECOX BAY WXFLOW        
   1 SW MONTAUK            40   901 PM  3/14  CWOP                    
   MONTAUK AIRPORT         40  1214 AM  3/15  ASOS                    

...WESTCHESTER COUNTY...
   1 SSW OSSINING          54   508 PM  3/14  WXFLOW                  
   1 SSW MAMARONECK        51   617 PM  3/14  WXFLOW                  
   WHITE PLAINS AIRPORT    49   452 PM  3/14  ASOS                    
   CROTON-ON-HUDSON        41   401 PM  3/14  WXFLOW                   

  
   

 
 


 

Meteorology
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Regional Radar and Lightning
Hourly regional radar Mosaic starting 1 am until 8 pm including Earth Networks Total Lightning. + or - a cloud to ground and . are in cloud flashes. Several lightning strikes occurred near the NYC metro between 8 and 11 am. 
 
 
Visible Satellite Loop 7:30 am  to 5:30 pm Mar 14

 

Water Vapor Satellite Loop from 9:00pm Monday 3/13 through 8:00 pm Tuesday 3/14

 

 
Weather Prediction Center (WPC) Surface Analysis 8 pm Monday 3/13 through 2 am Wednesday 3/15

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300mb Heights(m) and Winds(kt)

 

850-700mb Mean Heights(m), Frontogenesis, and Temperatures (°C)


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Blizzard Observations
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...Evaluation of Blizzard Conditions for the March 14, 2017 
Winter Storm...

The information in this statement is preliminary and subject to
further verification by the National Weather Service. 

A blizzard occurred over portions of northeast New Jersey, the 
Lower Hudson Valley, and interior southern Connecticut on March 
14 2017, during the morning and early afternoon.

The official definition of a blizzard: 
-Sustained winds or frequent gusts greater than or equal to 35 
mph. 
-Considerable falling and/or blowing snow 
-Visibility frequently reduced to less than 1/4 mile 
-Occurs for three hours or more. 

When reviewing whether a particular location had blizzard
conditions, visibilities equal to 1/4 mile were counted. This is
because these are quite low for an automated visibility sensor to
detect. 

At Stewart Airport (Newburgh, NY), blizzard criteria was met from
945 AM to 345 PM. Erroneous gusts to 57 mph may have been 
reported during the first two hours, but nearby observations 
supported winds 35 mph or greater. The observation only reported
blowing snow, but snow was verified by radar.

At Oxford-Waterbury Airport (Waterbury, CT), blizzard criteria was
met from 840 AM to 1155 AM and 130 PM to 435 PM. Snow was
confirmed by radar. 

While Poughkeepsie/Dutchess County Airport (Poughkeepsie, NY) is
just outside our forecast area, the observation is supportive of
conditions that occurred in nearby Putnam County NY. Blizzard
criteria were generally met between 1218 PM and 531 PM. The 
present weather sensor failed, but snow was verified by radar. 

While Sussex Airport (Sussex, NJ) is just outside our forecast
area, the observation is supportive of conditions that occurred in
western Orange County as well as western Pasaic County. Blizzard
criteria were generally met between 930 PM and 253 PM. 

At White Plains, NY, Danbury, CT, Meriden CT, Caldwell, NJ,
Teterboro, NJ, Bridgeport CT, and New Haven, CT, the highest winds
occurred when the precipitation was mixed and/or light snow.
Visibilities were all over the required criteria of 1/4 mile or
less during the strongest winds. 
  
                                          
   
 


 

Additional NWS Products
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National Weather Service WFO New York, NY Watches, Warnings, and Advisories

The following links (to be added soon) show each Blizzard Watch, Blizzard Warning, Winter Storm Watch, Winter Storm Warning, and Special Weather Statements issued during this winter storm. The first Blizzard Watch was issued at 3:38 pm Saturday, March 14, 2017. The first Blizzard and Winter Storm Warnings were issued at 4:18 am Monday, March 13, 2017 and 4:12 pm Sunday, March 12, 2017 respectively.  

  1. Blizzard:
  2. Winter Storm:
  3. Special Weather Statements