By Jeff King
That potentially historic winter blast known as Winter Storm Juno sweeping the northeast is living up to the pre-dawn hype in Boston and Rhode Island – but has essentially spared New York and Philadelphia. If you have relatives there or anywhere in the seven-state area that is home to 52 million people, we thought you might like to take a look at how things look right now.
Earthcam images of New York and Boston show a very different perspective of the storm. The images shown were captured at 9 a.m. HST (2 p.m. EST) and show very different experiences from Juno. Click the city names to see a live Earthcam image of each. New York airports have lifted the storm-driven travel ban. Those planning to fly east today have been encouraged to check with the airlines to be sure their plane will make it. Understandably, the volumes of cancelled flights (7,000 as of 6 a.m. today HST) to and from the northeast are having a trickle-down effect across the nation.
Meanwhile other parts of Massachusetts have received more than 30 inches of snow already – propelled by winds up to 70 mph. The “Rhodes” in Rhode Island are almost all closed.
It’s a definite “snow day” for folks in that part of the world. To send them a webcam link to Maui would be…well…just cold.