Heaviest April snow storm in 12 years hits NYC
New York: New Yorkers woke up to yet another winter storm on Monday which the US National Weather Service predicted to bring about one to two inches (about 2.5 cm to 5 cm) of snow per hour to the Big Apple.
The snow had started coming down on the city shortly before dawn on Monday, Xinhua new agency reported.
The city’s Emergency Management Department also issued a travel advisory for Monday cautioning commuters about slippery roads, and asking vehicles to drive slowly.
More than 200 flights have been reportedly cancelled out of the three major airports in the NYC area. The Yankees have been forced to postpone their much-anticipated season opener after the stadium was covered in a blanket of snow.
Monday’s snowstorm came as another storm battered the Midwest over the weekend, dumping a foot of snow in northern Minnesota, Nebraska and Ohio.
According to local meteorologists, the last time the NYC saw April snow showers was in 2006 although it was less than an inch (about 2.5 cm).
The last time the NYC saw heavy snowfalls was more than a hundred years ago, on April 3, 1915, when the city was blanketed in 10 inches (25 cm) of snow.