East Coast Stations Use Social Media to Update Viewers on Nor’Easter

By Kevin Eck 

Tomorrow a powerful Nor’easter is expected to hit the East Coast in the morning with meteorologists saying the storm will dump nearly a foot and a half of snow.

“The National Weather Service issued a blizzard warning from late Monday night through Tuesday evening for New York City and parts of northern New Jersey and southern Connecticut, while winter storm warnings and watches were issued for the remainder of the Northeast,” reports NBC Boston.

Stations are using Facebook, both live and regular, to keep viewers up to date on what to expect.


New York Mayor Bill de Blasio closed New York schools tomorrow, while schools are also scheduled to be closed in Providence, R.I. and Boston. Also in New York, the MTA shut down above ground subway service.

“Tracking service FlightAware.com said Monday afternoon that more than 1,500 flights on Monday and more than 4,600 on Tuesday had been canceled,” reports Boston ABC affiliate WCVB. “Chicago is bearing the largest share of Monday’s cancellations, while Tuesday’s disruptions are hitting hardest in the East, from Washington to Boston including the New York City area.”

WNBC‘s Rafael Miranda and Dave Price did a live update for viewers.

ABC-owned WABC gave viewers tips on picking the right snow shovel

Heres something from WPVI in Philadelphia

WABC meteorologist Jeff Smith with an update:

WBZ says “It will be literally puking snow”

Fox 29 in Philadelphia pinned this to the top of its Facebook page:

NBC Boston

Here’s WNYW meteorologist Mike Woods:

WLNE in Providence:

WMUR in Manchester, New Hampshire:

WCVB in Boston: