12:10 p.m., Feb. 9, 2013: Service on the New Haven line of Metro North is suspended due to the severity of the snowstorm. There are reports of up to 3 feet of snow on some of the tracks.
10 a.m., Feb. 9, 2013: The New Rochelle Post Office is closed Saturday. There will be no mail delivery or services.
6:40 p.m., Feb. 8, 2013: According to Westchestergov.com, Bee-line buses have been running with minor delays, but the last routes will go out at 7 p.m., with expectation that service will be shut down at 9 p.m. tonight. On Saturday, it is expected that routes will operate on a regular schedule, but with some delays likely.
4:30 p.m., Feb. 8, 2013: Metro North has made changes to the schedule for this afternoon and evening. If weather conditions deteriorate, there could be cancellations. Click here for more information.
11:25 a.m., Feb. 8, 2013: New Rochelle has already experienced, since the early morning, snow and rain and then snow. Plows are out salting and clearing some of the streets.
And the forecast keeps changing a little.
For Friday during the day, the National Weather Service said the snow still could be heavy at times. New snow accumulation estimates have increase from 2 to 4 inches to 3 to 7 inches. The high will be near 37, with northeast winds 18 to 21 mph and gusts as high as 36 mph.
An additional 6 to 10 inches of snow is possible over night Friday—down slightly from previous estimates—but the snow could be heavy at times. It will be blustery, with a north wind 22 to 25 mph, with gusts as high as 39 mph. The temperature will dip to around 23.
The City of New Rochelle sent out a weather advisory:
A severe winter storm is predicted for our area with heavy snow, high winds and high tides forecast for late this afternoon into tomorrow morning. As conditions deteriorate, please avoid driving and exercise caution while outdoors.
Power outages may occur and should be reported directly to Con Ed at 1-800-75-CONED (that’s 1-800- 752-6633). Downed trees should be reported to 654-2300.
The Hugh Doyle Senior Center is closed today, and the Ray Rice Victory Rally that had been planned for tomorrow has been rescheduled for Saturday, March 2nd.
It was snow, then rain, then snow, but that seems to have changed to all snow from Thursday night to Saturday morning.
There is now a blizzard warning issued by the National Weather Service in effect from 6 a.m. Friday to 1 p.m. Saturday.
The latest forecast calls for a chance of snow, mainly after 3 a.m. Friday, with less than a half inch accumulation possible.
For Friday during the day, the snow could be heavy at times. New snow accumulations of 2 to 4 inches are predicted. The high will be near 36, with northeast winds 13 to 21 mph and gusts as high as 36 mph.
An additional 8 to 12 inches of snow is possible over night Friday, and the snow could be heavy at times. It will be blustery, with a north wind 22 to 25 mph, with gusts as high as 39 mph. The temperature will dip to around 24.
The storm should clear out Saturday morning, with snow likely mainly before 9 a.m. It will then be cloudy, and gradually will become mostly sunny with a high near 29.
Please put any closings or cancellations in the comments below.
- The Ray Rice victory celebration Saturday at City Hall has been rescheduled.
- Iona College is closed Friday.
- Due to the weather predicted for later Friday afternoon and throughout the day, all New Rochelle schools and offices will be closed today. The application deadline for Magnet and Universal PreK at Barnard will be extended until the end of the day on Monday.
- Center for Ultra Sound Research and Education is closed Friday.
- Children's Center for Learning Head Start is closed Friday.
- Mt. Tom Day School will have an early release at noon Friday.
- New Rochelle Day Nursery School is closed Friday.
- Preschool Kindergarten Learning Center is closed Friday.
- Salesian High School is closed Friday.
- Songcatchers is closed Friday.
- Ursuline School is closed Friday.
- Thorton-Donovan School is closed Friday.
- Trinity Cooperative Nursery is closed Friday.
- Blessed Sacrament-St. Gabriel is closed Friday.
- Hugh Doyle Senior Center is closed Friday.
- Kiddie Corner Childcare Center is closed Friday.
- Children's Center PCNR is closed Friday.
- College of New Rochelle will cancel all classes and close all offices at 12:15 p.m. Friday. Classes will not be held and offices will not be open Saturday.
- Monroe College has cancelled all classes that start after noon Friday, including all evening classes. All Saturday classes are cancelled, as well.
- The City of New Rochelle cancelled television and monitor collection for Saturday. That would affect the north part of the city.
- The New Rochelle Public Library will close at 1 p.m. Friday. Both libraries will be closed Saturday. The main library will be open from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday.