Winter storm hits the Northeast — here's how much snow fell

The Northeast and New England are beginning to dig out after a nor'easter dumped snow on millions of people in the region Monday into Tuesday.

Some areas saw as much as 1 to 2 inches of snow in an hour, while parts of the coast have been warned to prepare for moderate coastal flooding. More than 1,180 flights within, into or out of the United States were cancelled Tuesday, mostly from airports in the Northeast, and another nearly 1,700 delayed, according to the tracking site FlightAware. Nearly 116,000 people were without power in Pennsylvania as of 2 p.m. Tuesday, according to

The storm was forecast to bring heavy snow, gusty winds and moderate coastal flooding. Here's what you can expect in different areas across the Northeast on Tuesday.

New York City metropolitan area

New York City public schools announced classes would be fully remote on Tuesday. CBS New York reports the Department of Education was working to resolve technical problems with the remote learning system Tuesday morning.

More than 13 inches of snow had fallen on parts of northern New Jersey by midday Tuesday, CBS New York reported. As of 1 p.m. Tuesday, New York City's Central Park had recorded 3.2 inches of snow, according to city emergency management officials. Similar snowfall was recorded at LaGuardia Airport, and at John F. Kennedy International Airport, officials measured 4.2 inches of snow. CBS New York reported that over 6 inches of snow was recorded in Coney Island. The snow in the city came to a stop in the early afternoon.

CBS New York reported that Ossining, which is just outside New York City, saw about 9 inches of snow. Meanwhile, Cold Spring recorded more than 11 inches of snow.

The forecast also included 15-25 mph winds, with gusts of 25-40 mph.

CBS New York forecasters have a breakdown of weather watches and warnings across counties in the tri-state area.

Boston area

Boston Mayor Michelle Wu declared a snow emergency in Boston as of 10 p.m. Monday. Public schools in Boston were closed Tuesday.

The storm moved fast, with the heaviest snowfall between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. Tuesday, CBS Boston reported. The storm had a later start in the Cape Cod area, with the heaviest snow falling between noon and 5 p.m., according to the National Weather Service.

CBS Boston reported that Worcester saw just 1.8 inches of snow, while Charlton, a small city further south, recorded 8.2 inches of snow. Other areas throughout the state fell between those two extremes. Boston had about 1.5 inches of snow, according to the National Weather Service.

Philadelphia area

The storm was expected to start as an all-rain event for everyone in this area, even in the higher elevations of the Poconos, before snow moved in, CBS Philadelphia reported. Forecasters warned of wet snow that sticks to surfaces and large flakes that reduce visibility, with the worst snowfall happening during the morning commute.

Much of the northeastern part of the state will be under a winter storm warning until Tuesday afternoon, CBS Philadelphia reported early Tuesday morning. By midafternoon Tuesday, CBS Philadelphia reported, more than a foot had fallen in some areas of the Poconos and Lehigh Valley, with Philadelphia seeing less than 2 inches.

A coastal flood watch is in effect for Atlantic and Burlington counties because of possible flooding related to high tides.

The state will also see high winds in the afternoon once the snow comes to a stop. Gusts of between 30 and 40 miles per hour are predicted. Freezing temperatures are also expected overnight.

Albany area

Snow was also forecast in the Albany, New York, area, though some areas of the state had their winter storm warnings downgraded to winter weather advisories, the National Weather Service said early Tuesday morning.

The heaviest snow in the area will be near I-84, the agency said.

Expected snowfall in Albany. / Credit: National Weather Service
Expected snowfall in Albany. / Credit: National Weather Service

The region's Dutchess County saw between 5 and 8.5 inches of snow, while nearby Ulster County recorded 6.5 inches of snow, according to the National Weather Service.

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