The four square weather graphic on this page shows the New York City and Bayonne, New Jersey radar, Boston Massachusetts radar and Portland, Maine radar. The weather graphic bottom right shows the Atlantic Wind Speeds.
Winter storms can bring snow, sleet, and freezing rain across the entire United States and its territories. Even Hawaii gets snow in its Big Island, and major cities as far south as Atlanta and Dallas have been paralyzed by snow, ice.
Blizzards occur when strong wind causes blowing snow and whiteout conditions, making roads impassable. Thousands of people are injured or killed every year in traffic accidents related to slippery roads from winter storms.
What Defines A Blizzard?
Officially, the National Weather Service defines a blizzard as a storm which contains large amounts of snow OR blowing snow, with winds in excess of 35 mph and visibility of less than 1/4 mile for an extended period of time (at least 3 hours).
Winter Storm Stella Outlook
Storm summary number 05 for upper Midwest to northeast winter storm NWS weather prediction center College Park, Maryland
1100 am EDT Tuesday, March 14 2017.
…strengthening winter storm bringing heavy snow, strong wind, and coastal flooding to portions of the northern mid-Atlantic and the northeast…
Blizzard warnings are in effect for areas of eastern Pennsylvania…northern New Jersey…eastern and northern New York…western Vermont…much of Connecticut and Massachusetts…northern Rhode Island …and along the immediate coastline in New Hampshire and southern Maine.
Video: Winter Storm Stella