National Weather Service Head Takes Blame for Forecast Failures – NBCNews.com


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Image: Blizzard Barrels Into New York CityAndrew Burton / Getty Images


A couple walks across the Brooklyn Bridge after a snowstorm on Jan. 27 in New York City. The storm, which was predicted to dump 20-30 inches of snow causing roads, highways and the subway to be shut down, was weaker than expected in New York City but hit Eastern Long Island and the New England region with full force.






As the Blizzard of 2015 turned out to be a bust in the New York City region, the head of the National Weather Service said Tuesday that he was directing his agency to continue trying to improve its analysis of forecasting models and find better ways to communicate uncertainties to the public.

Louis Uccellini acknowledged that he didn’t do a good enough job in the hours before the storm hit explaining the difficulties in predicting snowfall on the edge of a system. That was largely why forecasts for potentially historic snowfall levels in New York and New Jersey, at the storm’s western boundary, fell so far short, he said. “What we learned from this storm is we all need to improve how we communicate forecast uncertainty,” Uccellini said in a conference call with reporters.

While snow continued to fall over eastern Massachusetts and Maine, Uccellini stressed that the storm could still end up dumping historic amounts of snow in some parts — meaning the dire predictions could prove partially correct. But the weather service is already reviewing its treatment of various forecasting models, which did not give enough weight to the one model, the Global Forecast System, that got it right.

Nevertheless, Uccellini praised the elected officials and emergency management personnel who heeded the weather service’s warnings by urging people off the roads and closing down public transportation systems. Those moves, he said, may have saved lives. But he also admitted that his agency needs to make sure it isn’t seen as over-hyping the threats posed by future snowstorms.

“We always worry about that, and the impact it could have the next time we have a system like this,” Uccellini said.

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Tracy Connor is a senior writer for NBC News. She started this role in December, 2012. Connor is responsible for reporting and writing breaking news, features and enterprise stories for NBCNews.com. Connor joined NBC News from the New York Daily News, where she was a senior writer covering a broad range of news and supervising the health and immigration beats. Prior to that she was an assistant city editor who oversaw breaking news and the courts and entertainment beats.

Earlier, Connor was a staff writer at the New York Post, United Press International and Brooklyn Paper Publications.

Connor has won numerous awards from journalism organizations including the Deadline Club and the New York Press Club.

She lives in Brooklyn, N.Y.

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More than 560 have already been canceled for Wednesday.”},{“type”:”p”,”html”:”3:15 p.m. ET: Amtrak updates to say Acela Express and Northeast Regional trains will run Wednesday on a modified schedule between New York and Boston, while a full schedule of trains will operate between New York and Washington.”},{“type”:”p”,”html”:””},{“type”:”widget”,”widget_type”:”tweet_embed”,”desktop”:”%3Cblockquote%20class=%22twitter-tweet%22%20data-partner=%22tweetdeck%22%3E%3Cp%3E%3Ca%20href=%22https://twitter.com/hashtag/Norwalk?src=hash%22%3E#Norwalk%3C/a%3E%20Transit%20District:%20Will%20resume%20service%20at%206:00%20AM%20tomorrow,%20Wednesday,%2001/28/15.%20%3Ca%20href=%22http://t.co/JFN60ACmYi%22%3Epic.twitter.com/JFN60ACmYi%3C/a%3E%3C/p%3E—%20LT.%20Paul%20Resnick%20(@NPD_PIO)%20%3Ca%20href=%22https://twitter.com/NPD_PIO/status/560148844567334913%22%3EJanuary%2027,%202015%3C/a%3E%3C/blockquote%3E%20%3Cscript%20async%20src=%22//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js%22%20charset=%22utf-8%22%3E%3C/script%3E”},{“type”:”p”,”html”:””},{“type”:”widget”,”widget_type”:”tweet_embed”,”desktop”:”%3Cblockquote%20class=%22twitter-tweet%22%20data-partner=%22tweetdeck%22%3E%3Cp%3EAlright,%20storm%20is%20behind%20us%20and%20school%20is%20most%20likely%20on%20for%20tomorrow.%20So%20where%20is%20everyone%20sledding%20today?%20Any%20snowmen%20out%20there?%3C/p%3E—%20Governor%20Christie%20(@GovChristie)%20%3Ca%20href=%22https://twitter.com/GovChristie/status/560145287810134016%22%3EJanuary%2027,%202015%3C/a%3E%3C/blockquote%3E%20%3Cscript%20async%20src=%22//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js%22%20charset=%22utf-8%22%3E%3C/script%3E”},{“type”:”p”,”html”:””},{“type”:”widget”,”widget_type”:”tweet_embed”,”desktop”:”%3Cblockquote%20class=%22twitter-tweet%22%20data-partner=%22tweetdeck%22%3E%3Cp%3ELongfellow%20Bridge%20closing%20at%201:30%20to%20allow%20for%20snow%20removal%20between%20%3Ca%20href=%22https://twitter.com/hashtag/Boston?src=hash%22%3E#Boston%3C/a%3E%20&%20%3Ca%20href=%22https://twitter.com/hashtag/Cambridge?src=hash%22%3E#Cambridge%3C/a%3E%20%3Ca%20href=%22https://twitter.com/hashtag/7news?src=hash%22%3E#7news%3C/a%3E%3C/p%3E—%20Elizabeth%20Noreika%20(@enoreikaTV)%20%3Ca%20href=%22https://twitter.com/enoreikaTV/status/560140916414234625%22%3EJanuary%2027,%202015%3C/a%3E%3C/blockquote%3E%20%3Cscript%20async%20src=%22//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js%22%20charset=%22utf-8%22%3E%3C/script%3E”},{“type”:”p”,”html”:””},{“type”:”widget”,”widget_type”:”tweet_embed”,”desktop”:”%3Cblockquote%20class=%22twitter-tweet%22%20data-partner=%22tweetdeck%22%3E%3Cp%3EGov.%20Malloy%20will%20lift%20the%20statewide%20travel%20ban%20at%202:00%20PM%20today.%20Use%20Caution.%20Road%20conditions%20rated%20passable,%20not%20excellent.%3C/p%3E—%20LT.%20Paul%20Resnick%20(@NPD_PIO)%20%3Ca%20href=%22https://twitter.com/NPD_PIO/status/560123009508589570%22%3EJanuary%2027,%202015%3C/a%3E%3C/blockquote%3E%20%3Cscript%20async%20src=%22//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js%22%20charset=%22utf-8%22%3E%3C/script%3E”},{“type”:”p”,”html”:”12:20 p.m. ET: Massachusetts Gov. 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Winter storm warning remains in effect until 7 p.m.”},{“type”:”p”,”html”:”12:00 p.m. ET: New York City schools will be open Wednesday.”},{“type”:”p”,”html”:”11:35 a.m. ET: Rhode Island Gov. Gina Raimondo says the travel ban is still in effect. State government remains closed until 10 p.m. Travel ban will not be lifted until conditions improve.”},{“type”:”p”,”html”:”11:27 a.m. ET: Most Broadway shows will perform Tuesday night as scheduled, the Broadway League announced. The execptions are Disney’s Aladdin and The Lion King.”},{“type”:”p”,”html”:”11:00 a.m. ET: Cynthia Maynard, who was stranded in LaGuardia airport overnight, told NBC’s Tom Costello, “It’s a bit traumatic.” She was scheduled to go home to Nassau, Bahamas, and is hopeful she can leave Wednesday.”},{“type”:”p”,”html”:”Thomas Powell is trying to get back to Phoenix and also spent Monday night in LaGuardia. He told NBC, “The hospitality of LaGuardia to have these cots is pretty good.””},{“type”:”p”,”html”:”Powell will likely be stuck in the airpoirt again on Wednesday night. “It’s not worth getting mad over. I can’t control the snow,” he said.”},{“type”:”p”,”html”:”Read more about the trauma some airline passangers have been going through here.“},{“type”:”p”,”html”:”10:51 a.m. ET: As of now, FlightAware has found more than 4,500 flights within, into, or out of the U.S. were canceled on Tuesday. Here is a look at the top five airports with the most cancellations today:”},{“type”:”ul”,”html”:”

  • LaGuardia: 537
  • Newark Liberty Intl: 481
  • Philadelphia Intl: 457
  • John F Kennedy Intl: 407
  • Boston Logan Intl: 348
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  • Amtrak is resuming limited operation of the Empire Service between New York and Albany.
  • The Lake Shore Limited (Chicago-New York/Boston) will now operate between New York and Chicago but connecting service to and from Boston remains suspended.
  • Amtrak Northeast Regional and Acela Express services continue to operate on a reduced schedule between New York and Washington. Service remains suspended between New York and Boston, as well as the Amtrak Downeaster (Brunswick, Maine-Boston), Vermonter (Washington-St. Albans, Vt.) and the Springfield Shuttle (New Haven, Conn.-Springfield, Mass.).
  • Keystone Service (New York – Harrisburg, Penn.) is operating between Harrisburg and Philadelphia with reduced frequencies. Most Virginia trains are in service, but will not operate north of New York. Virginia service Train 84 (Richmond, Va.-New York) and Train 93 (Boston-Richmond, Va.) are suspended today.
  • Train 174 (Norfolk, Va.-Boston) and Train 125 (Boston-Norfolk, Va.) will operate only to/from Philadelphia and Train 95 (Boston-Newport News, Va.) will originate in Washington.
  • All other Virginia service will originate or terminate in New York.
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He said he expects schools to be open on Wendesday.”},{“type”:”p”,”html”:””},{“type”:”widget”,”widget_type”:”tweet_embed”,”desktop”:”%3Cblockquote%20class=%22twitter-tweet%22%20lang=%22en%22%3E%3Cp%3EStorm%20forces%20cancellation%20of%20mail%20delivery%20throughout%20most%20of%20Maine%20%3Ca%20href=%22http://t.co/PQhmyQKy92%22%3Ehttp://t.co/PQhmyQKy92%3C/a%3E%3C/p%3E—%20WCSH%206%20(@WCSH6)%20%3Ca%20href=%22https://twitter.com/WCSH6/status/560073198775980033%22%3EJanuary%2027,%202015%3C/a%3E%3C/blockquote%3E%20%3Cscript%20async%20src=%22//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js%22%20charset=%22utf-8%22%3E%3C/script%3E”},{“type”:”p”,”html”:”8:51 a.m. ET: The New York/New Jersey Port Authority annouced bridges and tunnels have reopened. PATH rail service will resume at 9:30 a.m. There will be “minimal flight activity” expected at the Port Authority airports of JFK, Newark and LaGuardia. The Port Authority Bus Terminal and the George Washington Bridge Bus Station are open. Port terminals will be closed until Wednesday.”},{“type”:”p”,”html”:””},{“type”:”widget”,”widget_type”:”tweet_embed”,”desktop”:”%3Cblockquote%20class=%22twitter-tweet%22%20data-partner=%22tweetdeck%22%3E%3Cp%3EAt%20this%20time%20all%20of%20%3Ca%20href=%22https://twitter.com/hashtag/Nantucket?src=hash%22%3E#Nantucket%3C/a%3E%20is%20out%20of%20power.%20%3Ca%20href=%22https://twitter.com/nationalgridus%22%3E@nationalgridus%3C/a%3E%20&%20%3Ca%20href=%22https://twitter.com/TownofNantucket%22%3E@TownofNantucket%3C/a%3E%20are%20working%20to%20restore%20power%20as%20quickly%20as%20possible.%3C/p%3E—%20Nantucket%20Police%20(@NantucketPolice)%20%3Ca%20href=%22https://twitter.com/NantucketPolice/status/560070279310102528%22%3EJanuary%2027,%202015%3C/a%3E%3C/blockquote%3E%20%3Cscript%20async%20src=%22//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js%22%20charset=%22utf-8%22%3E%3C/script%3E”},{“type”:”p”,”html”:”8:38 a.m. ET: Malloy says many residents have “dodged a bullet” except for the eastern part of Connecticut that received 24 inches.”},{“type”:”p”,”html”:”8:35 a.m. ET: Gov. Malloy says he thinks Connecticut can be “back to normal” by tomorrow.”},{“type”:”p”,”html”:”8:31 a.m. ET: Connecticut Gov. Dannel Malloy lifts travel ban for Fairfield and Litchfield Counties for local roads immediately.”},{“type”:”p”,”html”:”“},{“type”:”widget”,”widget_type”:”tweet_embed”,”desktop”:”%3Cblockquote%20class=%22twitter-tweet%22%20data-partner=%22tweetdeck%22%3E%3Cp%3EA%20quiet%20morning%20here%20in%20the%20terminal%20at%20BDL.%20%3Ca%20href=%22http://t.co/bdjP8TqXRa%22%3Epic.twitter.com/bdjP8TqXRa%3C/a%3E%3C/p%3E—%20Bradley%20Intl%20Airport%20(@Bradley_Airport)%20%3Ca%20href=%22https://twitter.com/Bradley_Airport/status/560052416658563073%22%3EJanuary%2027,%202015%3C/a%3E%3C/blockquote%3E”},{“type”:”p”,”html”:”“},{“type”:”widget”,”widget_type”:”tweet_embed”,”desktop”:”%3Cblockquote%20class=%22twitter-tweet%22%20data-partner=%22tweetdeck%22%3E%3Cp%3ELatest%20NYC%20Snow%20totals%20%3Ca%20href=%22https://twitter.com/hashtag/blizzardof2015?src=hash%22%3E#blizzardof2015%3C/a%3E%20%3Ca%20href=%22http://t.co/Aj3F9l0uaZ%22%3Epic.twitter.com/Aj3F9l0uaZ%3C/a%3E%3C/p%3E—%20Raphael%20Miranda%20(@Raphael4NY)%20%3Ca%20href=%22https://twitter.com/Raphael4NY/status/560062442307588099%22%3EJanuary%2027,%202015%3C/a%3E%3C/blockquote%3E%20%3Cscript%20async%20src=%22//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js%22%20charset=%22utf-8%22%3E%3C/script%3E”},{“type”:”p”,”html”:”8:11 a.m. ET: New York’s subway service begins at 9 a.m. By noon it will be running on a Sunday schedule for Tuesday.”},{“type”:”p”,”html”:”8:10 a.m. ET: “I do not critize weather forecasters, I learned,” Cuomo said.”},{“type”:”p”,”html”:”8:07 a.m. ET: “The forecasters do the best they can, and we respond to the best information that we have,” NY Gov. Cuomo says in morning presser.”},{“type”:”p”,”html”:”“},{“type”:”widget”,”widget_type”:”tweet_embed”,”desktop”:”%3Cblockquote%20class=%22twitter-tweet%22%20data-partner=%22tweetdeck%22%3E%3Cp%3E.%3Ca%20href=%22https://twitter.com/NJTRANSIT%22%3E@NJTRANSIT%3C/a%3E%20%20Line%20by%20line%20announcements%20will%20be%20made%20as%20mandatory%20federal%20inspections%20are%20completed.%3C/p%3E—%20Governor%20Christie%20(@GovChristie)%20%3Ca%20href=%22https://twitter.com/GovChristie/status/560054360018014208%22%3EJanuary%2027,%202015%3C/a%3E%3C/blockquote%3E%20%3Cscript%20async%20src=%22//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js%22%20charset=%22utf-8%22%3E%3C/script%3E”},{“type”:”p”,”html”:””},{“type”:”p”,”html”:””},{“type”:”widget”,”widget_type”:”tweet_embed”,”desktop”:”%3Cblockquote%20class=%22twitter-tweet%22%20data-partner=%22tweetdeck%22%3E%3Cp%3E%3Ca%20href=%22https://twitter.com/hashtag/BREAKING?src=hash%22%3E#BREAKING%3C/a%3E:%20Travel%20ban%20lifted%20in%20all%20of%20NY%20except%20Suffolk%20County,%20subway%20service%20expected%20back%20soon.%20NJ%20ban%20lifted.%20%3Ca%20href=%22http://t.co/KrJ8htKwRq%22%3Ehttp://t.co/KrJ8htKwRq%3C/a%3E%3C/p%3E—%20NBC%20New%20York%20(@NBCNewYork)%20%3Ca%20href=%22https://twitter.com/NBCNewYork/status/560056870996807681%22%3EJanuary%2027,%202015%3C/a%3E%3C/blockquote%3E%20%3Cscript%20async%20src=%22//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js%22%20charset=%22utf-8%22%3E%3C/script%3E”},{“type”:”p”,”html”:”7:38 a.m. ET: Both New York and New Jersey have lifted travel bans. Most mass transit is expected to resume later this morning.”},{“type”:”p”,”html”:”7:32 a.m. ET: System wide service for New York’s MTA and PATH is expected to resume this morning. The Long Island Railroad will be suspended for a longer period.”},{“type”:”p”,”html”:”7:32 a.m. ET: NY Gov. Cuomo announced the travel ban in the Hudson Valley, Nassau County, and New York City is lifted at 7:30 a.m.”},{“type”:”p”,”html”:”7:26 a.m. ET: Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone tells WNBC the roads are “in terrible condition.” He said they currently are not prepared to make a decision on the Long Island Railroad. Operations are currently suspended.”},{“type”:”p”,”html”:”7:19 a.m. ET: Gov. Baker says there “will be less [snow] than what’s expected.”“},{“type”:”p”,”html”:”7:17 a.m. ET: Massachusetts Gov. Baker says people should “spend the morning digging out” after a “relatively incident free night.””},{“type”:”p”,”html”:””},{“type”:”widget”,”widget_type”:”tweet_embed”,”desktop”:”%3Cblockquote%20class=%22twitter-tweet%22%20data-partner=%22tweetdeck%22%3E%3Cp%3EUpdated%20NYC%20Snow%20totals%20%3Ca%20href=%22http://t.co/nDLCMU8VOt%22%3Epic.twitter.com/nDLCMU8VOt%3C/a%3E%3C/p%3E—%20Raphael%20Miranda%20(@Raphael4NY)%20%3Ca%20href=%22https://twitter.com/Raphael4NY/status/560047639241449472%22%3EJanuary%2027,%202015%3C/a%3E%3C/blockquote%3E%20%3Cscript%20async%20src=%22//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js%22%20charset=%22utf-8%22%3E%3C/script%3E”},{“type”:”p”,”html”:”7:08 a.m. ET: Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker said power outages are “significantly below” what was expected.”},{“type”:”p”,”html”:”7:02 a.m. ET: New Jersey travel ban lifted south of Interstate 195, but remains in effect north of I-195.”},{“type”:”p”,”html”:”“},{“type”:”widget”,”widget_type”:”tweet_embed”,”desktop”:”%3Cblockquote%20class=%22twitter-tweet%22%20data-partner=%22tweetdeck%22%3E%3Cp%3EAfter%20assessing%20the%20situation%20this%20morning,%20the%20travel%20ban%20for%20south%20of%20195%20will%20be%20lifted%20at%207am.%3C/p%3E—%20Governor%20Christie%20(@GovChristie)%20%3Ca%20href=%22https://twitter.com/GovChristie/status/560043269271613440%22%3EJanuary%2027,%202015%3C/a%3E%3C/blockquote%3E%20%3Cscript%20async%20src=%22//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js%22%20charset=%22utf-8%22%3E%3C/script%3E”},{“type”:”p”,”html”:”6:58 a.m. ET: Philadelphia has lifted its snow emergency declaration. Normal parking can resume on snow emergency routes.”},{“type”:”p”,”html”:”6:15 a.m. ET: Amtrak statement: Due to the severe winter storm in the Northeast region, the Amtrak operating plan for Tuesday, Jan. 27 includes suspended service north of New York and trains operating south of New York on a reduced schedule with impacts to Virginia service.”},{“type”:”ul”,”html”:”

  • Northeast Regional and Acela Express services are operating on a reduced schedule between New York and Washington as is the Keystone Service (New York – Harrisburg, Pa.). Most Virginia trains are in service, but will not operate north of New York. Passengers are encouraged to confirm train status before traveling to the station.
  • Northeast Regional and Acela Express service remains suspended between New York and Boston. Also suspended today is Empire Service (New York – Albany-Rensselaer, N.Y.), Amtrak Downeaster (Brunswick, Maine – Boston), Vermonter (Washington – St. Albans, Vt.) and the Springfield line (New Haven, Conn. – Springfield, Mass.). The Lake Shore Limited (Chicago — New York/Boston) will not operate between New York and Albany-Rensselaer, N.Y., and Boston and Albany-Rensselaer, N.Y.
  • In addition, Virginia service Train 84 (Richmond, Va. — New York) and Train 93 (Boston — Richmond, Va.) are suspended today. Train 174 (Norfolk, Va.– Boston) and Train 125 (Boston — Norfolk, Va.) will operate only to/from Philadelphia and Train 95 (Boston — Newport News, Va.) will originate in Washington. All other Virginia service will originate or terminate in New York.
  • “},{“type”:”p”,”html”:”5:51 a.m. ET: Authoritires in Nantucket warn of “severe flodding” and 1,300 residents without power.”},{“type”:”p”,”html”:” “},{“type”:”widget”,”widget_type”:”tweet_embed”,”desktop”:”%3Cblockquote%20class=%22twitter-tweet%22%20lang=%22en%22%3E%3Cp%3EAlso%20due%20to%20flooding%20Broad%20St%20is%20closed%20from%20Easy%20St%20to%20S.Water%20St.%20S.Beach%20St%20is%20closed.%20Brant%20Point%20area%20is%20flooded%20as%20well.%20%3Ca%20href=%22https://twitter.com/hashtag/Nantucket?src=hash%22%3E#Nantucket%3C/a%3E%3C/p%3E—%20Nantucket%20Police%20(@NantucketPolice)%20%3Ca%20href=%22https://twitter.com/NantucketPolice/status/560017647090540544%22%3EJanuary%2027,%202015%3C/a%3E%3C/blockquote%3E%20%3Cscript%20async%20src=%22//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js%22%20charset=%22utf-8%22%3E%3C/script%3E”},{“type”:”p”,”html”:”5:25 a.m. ET: More than 3,500 personnel have been deployed to clear snow from roads in Massachusetts, according to the state’s Department of Transportation.”},{“type”:”p”,”html”:””},{“type”:”widget”,”widget_type”:”tweet_embed”,”desktop”:”%3Cblockquote%20class=%22twitter-tweet%22%20lang=%22en%22%3E%3Cp%3E%3Ca%20href=%22https://twitter.com/hashtag/MAsnow?src=hash%22%3E#MAsnow%3C/a%3E%20crews%20working%20overnight.%20Crews%20total%203,522%20currently.%20Roads%20are%20snow%20covered.%20Non-emergency%20travel%20ban%20in%20effect.%20Stay%20safe.%3C/p%3E-Mass.%20Transportation%20(@MassDOT)%20%3Ca%20href=%22https://twitter.com/MassDOT/status/560007702370615296%22%3EJanuary%2027,%202015%3C/a%3E%3C/blockquote%3E%20%3Cscript%20async%20src=%22//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js%22%20charset=%22utf-8%22%3E%3C/script%3E”},{“type”:”p”,”html”:”4:55 a.m. ET: Maine Gov. Paul LePage declares state of emergency, closes all state offices on Tuesday and advises “everyone to stay off the roads.””},{“type”:”p”,”html”:”3:10 a.m. ET: London’s Heathrow Airport confirms that 37 flights to the U.S. had been canceled on Tuesday due to the blizzard.”},{“type”:”p”,”html”:”2:20 a.m. ET: British Airways warns “some flights to and from the U.S. will be disrupted” on Tuesday. Three flights from London’s Heathrow Airport to JFK were canceled and two others delayed. Passengers on an outbound Virgin Atlantic flight also had to sit on the tarmac at JFK for about six hours before being stuck back at the terminal.”},{“type”:”p”,”html”:”1:30 a.m. ET: Few signs of life on streets of New York City after roads remain open only for emergency vehicles.”},{“type”:”p”,”html”:””},{“type”:”widget”,”widget_type”:”tweet_embed”,”desktop”:”%3Cblockquote%20class=%22twitter-tweet%22%20lang=%22en%22%3E%3Cp%3E42nd%20street%20ghost%20town%20%3Ca%20href=%22https://twitter.com/hashtag/blizzardof2015?src=hash%22%3E#blizzardof2015%3C/a%3E%20%3Ca%20href=%22https://twitter.com/hashtag/nyc?src=hash%22%3E#nyc%3C/a%3E%20%3Ca%20href=%22http://t.co/0bjgNADCD3%22%3Epic.twitter.com/0bjgNADCD3%3C/a%3E%3C/p%3E—%20Anthony%20Quintano%20(@AnthonyQuintano)%20%3Ca%20href=%22https://twitter.com/AnthonyQuintano/status/559960702170185728%22%3EJanuary%2027,%202015%3C/a%3E%3C/blockquote%3E%20%3Cscript%20async%20src=%22//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js%22%20charset=%22utf-8%22%3E%3C/script%3E”},{“type”:”p”,”html”:”12:00 a.m ET: Statewide travel bans take effect in Massachusetts and Rhode Island.”},{“type”:”p”,”html”:”11:30 p.m. ET: All Port Authority bridges and tunnels (connecting New York and New Jersey) closed “until further notice.””},{“type”:”p”,”html”:””},{“type”:”widget”,”widget_type”:”tweet_embed”,”desktop”:”%3Cblockquote%20class=%22twitter-tweet%22%20lang=%22en%22%3E%3Cp%3EPATH%20service%20is%20suspended%20until%20further%20notice.%20%3Ca%20href=%22https://twitter.com/hashtag/BlizzardOf2015?src=hash%22%3E#BlizzardOf2015%3C/a%3E%3C/p%3E—%20PATH%20Rail%20System%20(@PATHTrain)%20%3Ca%20href=%22https://twitter.com/PATHTrain/status/559930314001485824%22%3EJanuary%2027,%202015%3C/a%3E%3C/blockquote%3E%20%3Cscript%20async%20src=%22//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js%22%20charset=%22utf-8%22%3E%3C/script%3E”},{“type”:”p”,”html”:”11:00 p.m. ET: New York City’s subway shuts down; roads are closed, open only for emergency personnel. New Jersey’s travel ban takes effect.”},{“type”:”p”,”html”:””},{“type”:”widget”,”widget_type”:”tweet_embed”,”desktop”:”%3Cblockquote%20class=%22twitter-tweet%22%20lang=%22en%22%3E%3Cp%3EIt’s%2011%20p.m.%20Roads%20are%20officially%20closed%20to%20unauthorized%20vehicles.%20%3Ca%20href=%22https://twitter.com/hashtag/SafeNYC?src=hash%22%3E#SafeNYC%3C/a%3E%3C/p%3E—%20NYC%20Mayor’s%20Office%20(@NYCMayorsOffice)%20%3Ca%20href=%22https://twitter.com/NYCMayorsOffice/status/559923834149957632%22%3EJanuary%2027,%202015%3C/a%3E%3C/blockquote%3E%20%3Cscript%20async%20src=%22//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js%22%20charset=%22utf-8%22%3E%3C/script%3E”},{“type”:”p”,”html”:”10:15 p.m. ET: Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter says public and Catholic schools will be shut on Tuesday, as well as government offices for non-emergency personnel.”},{“type”:”p”,”html”:”10:00 p.m. ET: All New Jersey transit service (rail, light rail and bus) is suspended. Trains will continue to run to keep tracks and wires clear of snow and ice.”},{“type”:”p”,”html”:””},{“type”:”widget”,”widget_type”:”tweet_embed”,”desktop”:”%3Cblockquote%20class=%22twitter-tweet%22%20lang=%22en%22%3E%3Cp%3EAn%20eery%20calm%20…%20waiting%20for%20the%20%3Ca%20href=%22https://twitter.com/hashtag/Blizzard?src=hash%22%3E#Blizzard%3C/a%3E%20%3Ca%20href=%22https://twitter.com/hashtag/Queens?src=hash%22%3E#Queens%3C/a%3E%20%3Ca%20href=%22https://twitter.com/hashtag/NYC?src=hash%22%3E#NYC%3C/a%3E%20%3Ca%20href=%22http://t.co/NLXrC6SYUj%22%3Epic.twitter.com/NLXrC6SYUj%3C/a%3E%3C/p%3E—%20Lou%20Braga%20(@Photog4NY)%20%3Ca%20href=%22https://twitter.com/Photog4NY/status/559909236638240768%22%3EJanuary%2027,%202015%3C/a%3E%3C/blockquote%3E%20%3Cscript%20async%20src=%22//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js%22%20charset=%22utf-8%22%3E%3C/script%3E”},{“type”:”p”,”html”:”9:45 p.m. ET: FlightAware.com says airlines have cancelled 7,998 flights for Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday.”},{“type”:”p”,”html”:”9:05 p.m. ET: LaGuardia, JFK, Newark Liberty, Atlantic City, Stewart International and Teterboro airports in the New York and New Jersey area are open. LaGuardia and Stewart don’t have flight activity scheduled for Tuesday, while JFK and Newark are planning limited flights.”},{“type”:”p”,”html”:””},{“type”:”widget”,”widget_type”:”tweet_embed”,”desktop”:”%3Cblockquote%20class=%22twitter-tweet%22%20lang=%22en%22%3E%3Cp%3E%3Ca%20href=%22https://twitter.com/hashtag/LGA?src=hash%22%3E#LGA%3C/a%3E%20staff%20work%20around-the-clock%20to%20clear%20runways%20&%20taxiways.%20%3Ca%20href=%22http://t.co/xscBgBCUnu%22%3Ehttp://t.co/xscBgBCUnu%3C/a%3E%20%3Ca%20href=%22https://twitter.com/NY_NJairports%22%3E@ny_njairports%3C/a%3E%20%3Ca%20href=%22https://twitter.com/hashtag/BlizzardOf2015?src=hash%22%3E#BlizzardOf2015%3C/a%3E%20%3Ca%20href=%22http://t.co/q1aOvGR9Bc%22%3Epic.twitter.com/q1aOvGR9Bc%3C/a%3E%3C/p%3E—%20Port%20Authority%20NY&NJ%20(@PANYNJ)%20%3Ca%20href=%22https://twitter.com/PANYNJ/status/559903350821765120%22%3EJanuary%2027,%202015%3C/a%3E%3C/blockquote%3E%20%3Cscript%20async%20src=%22//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js%22%20charset=%22utf-8%22%3E%3C/script%3E”},{“type”:”p”,”html”:”9:00 p.m. ET: Connecticut travel ban begins. All Port Authority of NY & NJ port facilities shut down and will remain closed on Tuesday.”},{“type”:”p”,”html”:””},{“type”:”widget”,”widget_type”:”tweet_embed”,”desktop”:”%3Cblockquote%20class=%22twitter-tweet%22%20lang=%22en%22%3E%3Cp%3E%3Ca%20href=%22https://twitter.com/hashtag/BREAKING?src=hash%22%3E#BREAKING%3C/a%3E:%20Connecticut%20travel%20ban%20officially%20takes%20effect%20%3Ca%20href=%22http://t.co/4vCYsDYSW3%22%3Ehttp://t.co/4vCYsDYSW3%3C/a%3E%20%3Ca%20href=%22https://twitter.com/hashtag/Blizzardof2015?src=hash%22%3E#Blizzardof2015%3C/a%3E%20%3Ca%20href=%22https://twitter.com/hashtag/FirstAlertCT?src=hash%22%3E#FirstAlertCT%3C/a%3E%20%3Ca%20href=%22http://t.co/rdyCvAGDSR%22%3Epic.twitter.com/rdyCvAGDSR%3C/a%3E%3C/p%3E—%20NBC%20Connecticut%20(@NBCConnecticut)%20%3Ca%20href=%22https://twitter.com/NBCConnecticut/status/559893799007432704%22%3EJanuary%2027,%202015%3C/a%3E%3C/blockquote%3E%20%3Cscript%20async%20src=%22//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js%22%20charset=%22utf-8%22%3E%3C/script%3E”},{“type”:”p”,”html”:”8:50 p.m. ET: New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie says he is implementing a travel ban for the entire state beginning at 11 p.m. Essential personnel will be permitted to travel.”},{“type”:”p”,”html”:””},{“type”:”widget”,”widget_type”:”tweet_embed”,”desktop”:”%3Cblockquote%20class=%22twitter-tweet%22%20lang=%22en%22%3E%3Cp%3EThis%20travel%20ban%20will%20be%20subject%20to%20revocation%20at%20daybreak%20depending%20on%20conditions%20then.%20%3Ca%20href=%22https://twitter.com/hashtag/blizzardof2015?src=hash%22%3E#blizzardof2015%3C/a%3E%3C/p%3E—%20Governor%20Christie%20(@GovChristie)%20%3Ca%20href=%22https://twitter.com/GovChristie/status/559891321566277632%22%3EJanuary%2027,%202015%3C/a%3E%3C/blockquote%3E%20%3Cscript%20async%20src=%22//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js%22%20charset=%22utf-8%22%3E%3C/script%3E”},{“type”:”p”,”html”:”8:10 p.m. ET: A semi-trailer jackknifes in Milford, Massachusetts, on slippery roads, shutting down southbound traffic on I-495, New England Cable News reports. 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p.m. ET: Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter announced a snow emergency beginning at 6:00 p.m. on Monday. All non-essential city employees were dismissed at 2:00 p.m. All parked cars must be moved off snow emergency routes for plowing. Schools were closed at noon Monday and a decision about school openings on Tuesday will be made later in the day.”},{“type”:”p”,”html”:””},{“type”:”widget”,”widget_type”:”tweet_embed”,”desktop”:”%3Cblockquote%20class=%22twitter-tweet%22%20lang=%22en%22%3E%3Cp%3EFor%20help%20for%20dogs%20&%20other%20pets%20left%20outside:%20ACCTPhilly%20267-385-3800.%20Plz,%20don’t%20do%20this%20to%20your%20pets,%20you%20could%20be%20fined%20$500%20&%20its%20cruel%3C/p%3E—%20City%20of%20Philadelphia%20(@PhiladelphiaGov)%20%3Ca%20href=%22https://twitter.com/PhiladelphiaGov/status/559860848915935233%22%3EJanuary%2026,%202015%3C/a%3E%3C/blockquote%3E%20%3Cscript%20async%20src=%22//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js%22%20charset=%22utf-8%22%3E%3C/script%3E”},{“type”:”p”,”html”:”3:03 p.m. ET: Southwest Airlines announced it has proactively cancelled 130 flights on Monday, 300 flights on Tuesday, and 50 flights on Wednesday.”},{“type”:”p”,”html”:”3:00 p.m. ET: More than 6,000 flights have been cancelled for Monday and Tuesday, according to FlightAware.”},{“type”:”p”,”html”:”“},{“type”:”widget”,”widget_type”:”tweet_embed”,”desktop”:”%3Cblockquote%20class=%22twitter-tweet%22%20data-partner=%22tweetdeck%22%3E%3Cp%3EBoston%20residents.%20Mayor%20says%20when%20you%20park%20tonight%20plan%20to%20leave%20it%20there%2024-36%20hours.%20Don’t%20drive%20and%20don’t%20park%20on%20main%20roads%3C/p%3E—%20Dan%20Hausle%20(@dhausleon7)%20%3Ca%20href=%22https://twitter.com/dhausleon7/status/559797864927219712%22%3EJanuary%2026,%202015%3C/a%3E%3C/blockquote%3E%20%3Cscript%20async%20src=%22//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js%22%20charset=%22utf-8%22%3E%3C/script%3E”},{“type”:”p”,”html”:”2:46 p.m. ET: All roads on Long Island will be closed starting at 11 p.m., Cuomo says. The Long Island Railroad will be running early departures.”},{“type”:”p”,”html”:”2:45 p.m. ET: “It is already dangerous out there today,” Cuomo says.”},{“type”:”p”,”html”:”2:35 p.m. ET: Greyhound announced it will suspend service in some locations in the Northeast on Monday. Click here for the full list.”},{“type”:”p”,”html”:””},{“type”:”p”,”html”:”2:15 p.m. ET: The National Basketball Association has postponed home games for both the New York Knicks and the Brooklyn Nets, The Associated Press reported.“},{“type”:”p”,”html”:””},{“type”:”widget”,”widget_type”:”tweet_embed”,”desktop”:”%3Cblockquote%20class=%22twitter-tweet%22%20data-partner=%22tweetdeck%22%3E%3Cp%3EA%20packed%20Penn%20Station%20right%20now%20%3Ca%20href=%22https://twitter.com/hashtag/BlizzardOf2015?src=hash%22%3E#BlizzardOf2015%3C/a%3E%20%3Ca%20href=%22http://t.co/ilJsp0OuPt%22%3Epic.twitter.com/ilJsp0OuPt%3C/a%3E%3C/p%3E—%20Anthony%20Quintano%20(@AnthonyQuintano)%20%3Ca%20href=%22https://twitter.com/AnthonyQuintano/status/559777901600837632%22%3EJanuary%2026,%202015%3C/a%3E%3C/blockquote%3E%20%3Cscript%20async%20src=%22//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js%22%20charset=%22utf-8%22%3E%3C/script%3E”},{“type”:”p”,”html”:”2:00 p.m. ET: So far, 2,933 flights have been cancelled in the U.S., according to Flight Aware. More than 1,300 have been delayed. More than 3,500 flights have already been cancelled for Wednesday.”},{“type”:”p”,”html”:””},{“type”:”widget”,”widget_type”:”tweet_embed”,”desktop”:”%3Cblockquote%20class=%22twitter-tweet%22%20data-partner=%22tweetdeck%22%3E%3Cp%3E%3Ca%20href=%22https://twitter.com/hashtag/BREAKING?src=hash%22%3E#BREAKING%3C/a%3E:%20NJ%20Transit%20to%20shut%20down%20at%208p,%20trains%20will%20be%20out%20at%20least%20through%20Thursday%20morning%20%3Ca%20href=%22http://t.co/gaC57lGOQJ%22%3Ehttp://t.co/gaC57lGOQJ%3C/a%3E%20%3Ca%20href=%22https://twitter.com/hashtag/blizzardof2015?src=hash%22%3E#blizzardof2015%3C/a%3E%3C/p%3E—%20NBC%20New%20York%20(@NBCNewYork)%20%3Ca%20href=%22https://twitter.com/NBCNewYork/status/559786356906655744%22%3EJanuary%2026,%202015%3C/a%3E%3C/blockquote%3E%20%3Cscript%20async%20src=%22//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js%22%20charset=%22utf-8%22%3E%3C/script%3E”},{“type”:”p”,”html”:”1:40 p.m. ET: Uber car service issued an email to New York City customers stating that ride prices will not surge beyond 2.8 times the normal fare on Monday.”},{“type”:”p”,”html”:”1:30 p.m. ET: Amtrak issued a service advisory for the Northeast Corridor:”},{“type”:”ul”,”html”:”

  • Acela Express and Northeast Regional service will operate between Boston and Washington; however, passengers should expect reduced frequencies, mainly north of New York.
  • Corridor services, including Keystone Service (New York – Harrisburg, Pa.), Empire Service (New York – Albany, N.Y.), Amtrak Downeaster (Brunswick, Maine – Boston) and the Springfield Shuttle (New Haven, Conn. – Springfield, Mass.), will operate as scheduled.
  • Amtrak is actively monitoring this severe winter storm and will provide an update on Tuesday’s service later today.
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A parking ban begins at 6 p.m. More information can be found here. Public schools in Boston will be closed Tuesday and Wednesday.”},{“type”:”p”,”html”:”1:04 p.m. ET: Mayor de Blasio announces New York City school will be closed Tuesday.”},{“type”:”p”,”html”:”1:03 p.m. ET: “Stay indoors, stay off the roads, stay off the sidewalks,” de Blasio says. 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We’ve cancelled these flights well in advance of their scheduled departures to give customers time to make necessary travel arrangements and are offering rebooking for the next available flight.””},{“type”:”p”,”html”:””},{“type”:”widget”,”widget_type”:”tweet_embed”,”desktop”:”%3Cblockquote%20class=%22twitter-tweet%22%20data-partner=%22tweetdeck%22%3E%3Cp%3EBaker:%204200%20pieces%20of%20equipment%20600%20workers%20250%20thousand%20tons%20of%20salt%20plus%20deicing.%20After%20midnight%20only%20essential%20vehicles%20on%20roads%20%3Ca%20href=%22https://twitter.com/hashtag/7News?src=hash%22%3E#7News%3C/a%3E%3C/p%3E—%20Kayna%20Whitworth%20(@KaynaWhitworth)%20%3Ca%20href=%22https://twitter.com/KaynaWhitworth/status/559763239081623552%22%3EJanuary%2026,%202015%3C/a%3E%3C/blockquote%3E%20%3Cscript%20async%20src=%22//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js%22%20charset=%22utf-8%22%3E%3C/script%3E”},{“type”:”p”,”html”:”12:22 p.m. ET: Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker announces travel ban beginning at midnight.”},{“type”:”p”,”html”:”12:20 p.m. ET: Cuomo says New York City metro area considering a travel ban “on all main roads” beginning around 11 p.m. Will make final call around 4:30 p.m.”},{“type”:”p”,”html”:””},{“type”:”widget”,”widget_type”:”tweet_embed”,”desktop”:”%3Cblockquote%20class=%22twitter-tweet%22%20data-partner=%22tweetdeck%22%3E%3Cp%3E%3Ca%20href=%22https://twitter.com/hashtag/mta?src=hash%22%3E#mta%3C/a%3E%20chairman%20announces%20″plan%205″%20-%20which%20allows%20subway%20service%20to%20continue%20on%20limited%20basis%20%3Ca%20href=%22https://twitter.com/hashtag/NBC4NY?src=hash%22%3E#NBC4NY%3C/a%3E%3C/p%3E—%20Andrew%20Siff%20(@andrewsiff4NY)%20%3Ca%20href=%22https://twitter.com/andrewsiff4NY/status/559762823983943680%22%3EJanuary%2026,%202015%3C/a%3E%3C/blockquote%3E%20%3Cscript%20async%20src=%22//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js%22%20charset=%22utf-8%22%3E%3C/script%3E”},{“type”:”p”,”html”:”12:17 p.m. ET: Metro North and the Long Island Railroad will stop service at 11 p.m., Cuomo says.”},{“type”:”p”,”html”:”12:15 p.m. ET: New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo declares a State of Emergency. State employees will be released at 3 p.m. The subway systems in New York City will continue on usual schedule until about 8 p.m. After that, Cuomo says, “they want to start putting the trains away.””},{“type”:”p”,”html”:”12:08 p.m. ET: Rhode Island Gov. Gina Raimondo tells residents to be prepared to be “without power for days.” She asks all to get off the roads beginning at 8 p.m. and travel ban starts at midnight.”},{“type”:”p”,”html”:”12:04 p.m. ET: New Jersey Gov. Christie closes government offices at 1 p.m. State offices also closed tomorrow. Says, “This is a different kind of storm.’ Christie declares a State of Emergency.”},{“type”:”p”,”html”:”11:48 a.m. ET: American Airlines announces operations in the Northeast will be “very limited” on Tuesday. “Our current plan is to suspend operations late this afternoon at PHL, EWR, LGA, JFK and BOS. 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