The Weather Channel Has Dispatched Meteorologists to New York, Boston, Philadelphia to Cover Winter Storm Orlena

By A.J. Katz 

Winter storm Orlena has made its way up through the mid-Atlantic and into the Northeast corridor. Residents of Philadelphia up through Boston are getting hit with more than a foot of snow through Tuesday morning.

The Weather Channel’s Mike Seidel is in Boston, as is Michael Page for TWC. Reynolds Wolf is in Philly.

The Weather Channel’s Jen Carfagno is reporting from New York City. She reported waking up at about 3 a.m ET. on Monday, and there were already 3 or 4 inches on the ground, with more continuing to fall. During her report from New York City’s Flatiron District, she reported six inches at 9 a.m. ET.

“It’s a beautiful scene, but there are a lot of travel issues,” said Carfagno.

As of 1 p.m. ET, National Weather Service in New York City said 13 inches has fallen officially in Central Park. Bruin reported that there was snow actually getting into the George Washington Bridge, the tunnel; meaning there’s a lot of  wind and snow falling in the area.

Travel has been rough all up and down the northeast, and it will only worsen tonight and into tomorrow. In fact, non-essential travel has been restricted in the city through 6 a.m. Tuesday.

If Central Park hits 18 inches (it’s looking increasingly like that will be the case), it would qualify as one of the 10 biggest snowstorms in the city’s history.

Carfagno did manage to make a new friend at Madison Square Park on Monday.

She also encountered snowball fights and even a snowman village in the big city:

And of course it’s not a true New York City live shot without a rat running around:

TWC meteorologist Chris Bruin is also in New York City, up by Columbus Circle. Here’s what he was seeing up at around 10:15 a.m. ET:

And an hour later, appears conditions are worsening:

 

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