The third nor'easter inside of a month blew into New York on March 13, 2018.


Nor’easter Number Three Brings Wet, Slushy Conditions To The Tri-State

March 13, 2018 - 9:50 am

NEW YORK (1010 WINS) -- Nor'easter number three is here.

The third nor'easter in two weeks blew into the Tri-State area on Tuesday morning, and the Long Island suburbs aren't the only ones expected to get a few inches.

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Conditions were bad enough on Tuesday morning, that Amtrak suspended service between New York and Boston.

The coastal storm formed a little bit farther east than models had predicted, that will mean the major impact of the storm will be on central and eastern Long Island and up into the coastal Connecticut communities. There will be some snow back into the city and western suburbs, but with temperatures in the low to mid 30s most of those roads will be wet to slushy with 1 to 3 inches of snow falling.

Expect 3 to 6 inches in Nassau County, with Suffolk County getting 6 to 10, maybe even more than a foot. East of the city roads will be snow packed and slippery into the afternoon and early evening.

Wind gusts could hit 40 to 50 mph later in the day as well.

The snow started overnight in Mineola and was really coming down by 4 a.m.

Eddie works in a parking garage, and isn't just counting the days until spring, but the hours. But doesn't he think the snow is pretty?

"No it's not, we've had enough of it. Enough of this, we need sunlight," he said.

And there are plenty of places he'd rather be.

"The Bahamas, I would rather be in Puerto Rico, maybe the Dominican Republic," he said.

Andre was walking through the heavy snow as it continued to fall around 10 a.m.

"I really don't like this weather, considering a week ago I was in South America, I was in Medellin, Colombia," he said.

County Executive Steve Bellone said he hopes it won't be sticking around long.

"Today we're right on that line, right on that freezing line, so when the sun comes out we're hopeful that's going to be a very good thing.Less accumulation on the roadways, and more melting," he said.

In Connecticut, Governor Dannel Malloy has closed state offices for the day.

"As the snowstorm develops and anticipated accumulation amounts across the state continue to grow, we believe that it is best to keep state offices closed for the day on Tuesday,"
 Governor Malloy said.  "We encourage everyone to be safe and stay off the roads if at all possible. If you absolutely must travel, please allow extra time, reduce speeds, keep a safe distance from plows, and do not attempt to pass plows, as that can be extremely dangerous. If employers can allow people to work from home or alter their hours, we encourage them to do that as well."

New England -- including Massachusetts -- is expected to take the brunt of the nor'easter.