Another winter blast of snow and strong winds moved into the Northeast on Sunday, just days after the biggest storm of the season dumped up to 19 inches of snow in the region.
Winter storm warnings were in effect into Monday from upstate New York to Maine, where blizzard conditions and 2 feet of snow are possible. Other snowfall forecasts ranged from up to 20 inches in Portsmouth, New Hampshire, to up to 11 inches in Boston, and 7 inches in Hartford, Connecticut, and Providence, Rhode Island.
Wind gusts of more than 50 mph, coastal flooding and power outages could hit parts of the region. A blizzard watch was in effect on Cape Cod, with a storm surge of 1 to 3 feet possible, the National Weather Service said.
“It is a dangerous storm because of high winds, low visibility and heavy snow,” said Lenore Correia, a weather service meteorologist in Taunton, Massachusetts. “It’s a big snowstorm, but nothing we haven’t seen before, either.”
Roads were slick. Schools across the region announced they would be closed Monday. Nearly 1,300 flights in the U.S. were canceled and another 5,600 were delayed, according to the FlightAware service.
The Bangor Police Department in Maine took to Facebook to offer its own snowstorm advice. It reminded people to check with their bosses before taking the day off and to take off their ski-masks before checking on elderly neighbors.