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Winter Storm Quinlan path tracker LIVE – Strong winds, cold & snow expected in Northeast after storm batters Kansas City


A POWERFUL “bomb cyclone” storm is on track to hit the Northeast this weekend after blanketing areas like Kansas City with snow.

The winter storm, named Winter Storm Quinlan by the Weather Channel, could bring heavy rain, thunderstorms, damaging winds, snow, and a blast of cold to the Eastern US in particular, AccuWeather reported.

“Confidence is growing for a significant storm that will bring wide-reaching impacts,” AccuWeather Meteorologist Alex DaSilva said.

Parts of Missouri felt the brunt of Winter Storm Quinlan on Thursday, and anywhere from 2 to 5 inches of snow fell in the Kansas City metro area, according to the Weather Channel.

A bomb cyclone, also known as bombogenesis, “occurs when a mid-latitude cyclone rapidly intensifies,” according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.

Read our Winter Storm Quinlan path tracker blog for the latest updates…

  • Saturday morning weather

    New York City, the Jersey Shore, and Long Island will get severe rain by Saturday morning.

    As cold air rushes in, the system will be pushed towards the city, causing a quick transition to rain.

    By the afternoon, there will be about a half-inch of snow on the ground.

    Strong winds also forecast, according to FOX Weather.

  • Biggest snowstorms of all time: ranked

    According to How Stuff Works, the 10 biggest snowstorms of all time are:

    • The Blizzard of 1888: Northeastern United States
    • The Storm of the Century, 1993: Eastern United States
    • New York City Blizzard of 2006
    • Lhunze County, Tibet in 2008
    • Mount Shasta, California in 1959
    • The Eastern Canadian Blizzard of 1971: Quebec and Ontario, Canada
    • The Iran Blizzard of 1972: Iran and Azerbaijan
    • The Great Snow of 1717: New England
    • The Buffalo Blizzard of 1977
    • Snowmageddon of 2014: Atlanta
  • What is a bomb cyclone?

    Bomb cyclone is a word used by meteorologists to describe a low-pressure system that experiences bombogenesis, which is defined as a fast pressure decrease of at least 24millibars in less than 24 hours and is suggestive of a powerful storm system.

    In general, the stronger the winds are, the lower the pressure.

  • Biggest snowstorms of all time

    The NESIS takes into account the fact that some of the deadliest storms feature little snowfalls that are blown out of sight by hurricane-force winds.

    Some storms are more severe than others because they hit big cities or are so broad that they hit many cities.

  • Quinlan expected to intensify

    According to FOX Weather, the storm will grow into a bomb cyclone when it slams the East Coast with heavy snow and severe winds this weekend.

  • Impressive snow expected in Syracuse

    Weather Channel meteorologist Reynolds Wolf will broadcast from Syracuse, New York on Saturday and Sunday mornings as Winter Storm Quinlan is sweeping through the region, The Syracuse Post-Standard reported Friday.

    Wolf is headed to Syracuse because that’s where some of the biggest snow totals are expected as a result of Quinlan, spokeswoman Kimberly Vining said.

    Syracuse could see 8 to 12 inches of snow from early Saturday morning through Sunday morning, the National Weather Service revealed.

    The central New York city’s all-time season snowfall record was set in the 1992 to 1993 season, when Syracuse saw 192.1 inches total, according to the Golden Snowball Award website.

  • Cold could beat records

    The Weather Channel shared a graphic on Twitter showing that parts of the South could deal with record cold in the wake of Winter Storm Quinlan.

    “Hey, Southeast! You ready? 🥶” the tweet read.

    The image showed that Jacksonville, Florida could hit a low of 28 on Sunday, where the record is 32.

  • When will the storm leave the US?

    Winter Storm Quinlan should leave the United States and make its way into Canada by Sunday, the Weather Channel reported.

    But it could leave bitterly cold air in its wake, which could lead to icy roads in the Northeast on Sunday morning, so drivers should be wary.

  • Dangerous travel conditions possible

    With Winter Storm Quinlan battering the East Coast this weekend, millions of Americans could contend with dangerous travel conditions.

    Wind gusts could vary between 40-60mph and hit areas from northern Florida to Atlantic Canada before the snow ends after the weekend, according to AccuWeather.

    The forecast expects the interior Northeast to get the heaviest snow, from the central Appalachians to northern Pennsylvania, central and upstate New York, and northern New England, with snowfalls ranging 6 inches to more than one foot.

    That could lead to harrowing driving conditions for anyone on the road Friday, Saturday, or Sunday.

  • ‘Record cold’ in Southern US

    “Behind Winter Storm #Quinlan, record cold will spill into the southern U.S.🥶,” Weather Underground shared on Twitter.

    The account also warned readers of “impending severe & flash flood threat, and the heavy snow & cold risk from the south to the northeast!”

  • Winds bringing freezing temperatures

    Extreme winds will also bring falling overnight temperatures to the Cincinnati area, as well as possibly other regions impacted by Winter Storm Quinlan.

    Lows of around 15-20 degrees will result in wind chill values in the single digits in the Cincinnati region, and “unseasonably cold temperatures in the 20s on Saturday are expected as the gusty winds continue,” The Cincinnati Enquirer noted.

  • Snow in Cincinnati

    About 1-2 inches of snow are in the forecast for Cincinnati, Ohio, from Friday night through Saturday as Winter Storm Quinlan moves through the region, according to The Cincinncati Enquirer.

    The National Weather Service has issued a winter weather advisory for parts of Southeast Indiana, Northern Kentucky,and Central and Southwest Ohio.

    It is in effect from 7pm Friday until 10am Saturday.

  • Impacting millions

    The massive winter storm is expected to affect millions of Americans.

    Winter Storm Quinlan could dump both rain and snow on different areas while bringing strong winds and plummeting temperatures.

  • Possible power outages

    In southern New England, wind gusts could reach 70 to 90 mph, according to AccuWeather.

    Power outages could be “extensive” as a result of the windy weather.

  • Snow and wind in the Northeast

    “Not only is the Northeast looking at snow with this, but it could also be looking at some strong, gusty winds,” Weather.com meteorologist Domenica Davis revealed about Winter Storm Quinlan.

  • Wild ‘bomb cyclone’ prediction

    On Twitter, Stu Ostro, a Senior Meteorologist at The Weather Channel, shared an image of what this weekend’s “bomb cyclone” might look like on radar.

    “That #bombogenesis and #jetstream tho,” he wrote.

    “Models are predicting a central pressure drop of approximately 80 millibars from this (Fri) afternoon to Sun pm.”

  • Storm timing, part four

    Winter Storm Quinlan should leave the United States by Sunday.

    At that point, it will sweep up into Canada.

    However, “cold air crashing behind the front could lead to icy roads in the Northeast into Sunday morning,” the Weather Channel warned.

  • Storm timing, part three

    On Saturday, snow and strong winds are expected from the Appalachians into the interior Northeast, the Weather Channel reported.

    “Closer to the Interstate 95 urban corridor, initial rain and perhaps even a clap of thunder could change to a period of wet snow Saturday or Saturday night before the precipitation ends,” the outlet noted.

  • Storm timing, continued

    On Friday night, as colder air is pulled into the storm, rain will change to snow in parts of the Ohio and Tennessee valleys, the Weather Channel noted.

    That could occur as far south as northern Mississippi, northern Alabama, and northern Georgia.

    Slippery roads could be a concern in parts of the Tennessee Valley.

  • Storm timing

    On Friday, snow should fall as far south as Oklahoma, as well as in northern and western Texas and the Ozarks, according to The Weather Channel.

    The snow band could extend northeastward into the mid-Mississippi Valley and parts of the Great Lakes as well, which would include the Dallas – Ft Worth metro area.

  • Freezing in Kansas City

    A winter weather advisory remained in effect earlier this morning in Kansas City, KMBC News reported Friday.

    Roads in the area could refreeze as the temperature there is likely to dip into the single digits Saturday morning.

  • Winter weather alerts issued

    Winter weather alerts have been issued by the National Weather Service along the whole path of the storm, the Weather Channel reported.

    Areas from the southern Plains to the mid-South, Ohio Valley, Appalachians, and interior Northeast are all impacted.

  • Possible tornadoes

    Parts of Florida, Georgia, and the eastern Carolinas could see a small tornado threat emerge Friday night into Saturday as part of the developing storm.

  • Merging storm patterns

    The jet stream will be forced southward later this week as two disturbances, one in the Southwest and another over southern Canada merge over the Midwest.

    This will drag bitterly-cold air toward the East Coast this weekend.

    That will clear the way for a more robust disturbance to move southeast out of northern Canada on Friday, traveling over the Great Lakes and hitting New York, Pennsylvania, and New England.

    The third disturbance is then expected to merge with the previous two, creating an area of low pressure and the formation of coastal storms along the East Coast, and that low-pressure zone is forecast to strengthen speedily enough to be classified as a “bomb cyclone”.

  • Damaging winds

    Wind gusts could vary between 40-50mph in the Mid-Atlantic as well as the Northeast during Winter Storm Quinlan.

    AccuWeather predicts “gusty thunderstorms” will be part of this storm.


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