Winter Storm Niko hits NYC: what you need to know

February 9,2017 | By BY AMY PLITT

 

 

Brace yourselves, New Yorkers: the weather’s about to get really weird. Despite yesterday’s sun and moderate temperatures, the city is getting snow—and lots of it. According to the NYC Office of Emergency Management, anywhere from six to 12 inches of powder will be dumped on the city through the rest of the day. (The Weather Channel, doing what it does, has already christened the brewing storm Winter Storm Niko.)

Temperatures are also expected to drop below freezing and stay there through Friday, with wind gusts of up to 35 miles per hour at points. “This is a very serious snowstorm,” Mayor de Blasio said on 1010 Wins yesterday. “We have to be ready for it.”

NYC OEM has already declared a hazardous travel advisory—city dwellers should use caution when getting around, and per a statement from OEM commissioner Joseph Esposito, “should be prepared for snowfall and slippery roads and plan to take mass transit where possible.”

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