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Blizzard Headed for NYC

A strong area of low-pressure will develop off the eastern seaboard and track north towards New York City Monday night and Tuesday. As a result, New York City is at risk for a major winter storm with 10-14 inches of snow (possibly more) and near-blizzard conditions from Monday night through Late Tuesday night/early Wednesday morning.

Snowfall rates of 1-2 inches per hour are expected but could increase to 3-4 inches per hour if intense snow bands develop over the city. Ice accretion and significant coastal flooding are not expected with this system.


10-14 inches of snow (worst case scenario close to two feet)

Snow flurries are expected to begin Monday morning

Snowfall rates increase Monday Night and early Tuesday morning

Snowfall rates of 1-2 inches per hour, higher if snow bands set-up

Visibility of ¼ mile or less during the storm during period of higher winds

No ice accumulation expected


Today (Sunday): 41/26, Wind chill values between 25 and 35

Tomorrow (Monday): 26/26, Wind chill values between 10 and 15

Tuesday: 28/19

Wednesday: 27/16


Today (Sunday): NW 11-15 MPH

Tonight: NE 9-13 MPH

Tomorrow (Monday): NE 15-20 MPH, Gusts 24 MPH possibly higher

Tuesday: North 20-24 MPH, Gusts 29 MPH possibly higher


  • 1. Concerned parent wrote:

    City officials urged residents to plan to stay off roads beginning Monday night.

    What are the hanholas of the schools planning on?

    Is there ANY plan at all?

    No! I didn’t expect them to plan ahead. (Missing the “head” in “ahead”).

    • 2. Ezra wrote:

      Are you concerned enough to contact the respective schools and ask? I can tell you (because I received such a notice) that Oholei Torah has indeed planned ahead. I don’t have children in the other local schools, so I don’t know what they’ve done.

    • 3. Please Share wrote:

      What was the notice you received from OT? Hopefully it was a CLEAR decision on the safety of the students – although I doubt it. Please share and HOPEFULLY the other schools will follow their lead (or their non-leadership, depending on the “notice” given)..

    • 4. Ezra wrote:

      Here’s the notice:

      Regardless of the weather, Yeshiva is always open. If there is a change in scheduling or transportation service, there will be a message on the yeshiva phone system. Recording will be made by 7:00 a.m.

      Kindly note the following general information regarding scheduling and bus transportation on days of a heavy snowfall.

       If New York City Public Schools are open then the Jofaz buses will be running along their regular routes. Yeshiva buses will also be running along their regular routes, with door-to-door transportation for preschool & Pre 1-A students only. Always be ready on time, but expect delays.

       If New York City Public Schools are closed then the Jofaz buses will not be running. Yeshiva will be open for grades 1-8 with davening & classes starting at 9:00 a.m. [preschool & Pre 1A will be closed]. The Yeshiva buses will do runs as per Sunday routes with stops in the middle right-hand side of the blocks. Talmidim of grades 1-4 will receive transportation and should be waiting outside [there will be no door-to-door pick-ups]. Bus runs begin at 8:10 a.m.; please have your son waiting at the scheduled times although delays can be expected.

       If streets have not been cleared thereby creating unsafe driving conditions then yeshiva buses will provide transportation with pick-ups on Avenue corners.

       If the city declares a ‘snow emergency’ [and only emergency vehicles can travel] then there will be no bus transportation. It will be the parents’ responsibility to bring the children to and from school.
      Dismissal schedule is as follows:

       If Jofaz Bus Service is provided then regular dismissal schedule remains in effect.

       If there is no Jofaz Bus Service then parents are requested to call for updated dismissal information which will be recorded by 11:00 a.m.

      If you have any questions regarding the schedule please call the yeshiva office.

      Thanking you in advance for your cooperation.


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