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NYC School Closures

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MYFOXNY.COM -- New York City pubic schools, schools of the Archdiocese of New York, elementary and middle schools within The Diocese of Brooklyn are closed.

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The New York City Department of Education says after-school activities are also canceled. There are about 1.1 million students in the New York City public school system. The last time public schools were closed in New York City was on March 2, 2009.

This is only the 3rd time in eight years that the New York City public school system has had a weather closure.  It closed once last year and once in 2004.

Roman Catholic schools in Manhattan, The Bronx and Staten Island are part of the Archdiocese of New York.

Roman Catholic schools in Brooklyn and Queens make up the Diocese of Brooklyn.

More than a foot of snow is forecast for the entire city.

The storm is expected to start in the early morning hours on Wednesday and could continue all day.

Two areas of low pressure, one over the Ohio Valley and one the southeast, are going to form a powerful Nor'easter that will develop of the coast of the Delaware, Maryland and Virginia. As it moves about 100 miles to our southeast it will rapidly intensify on Wednesday. Snow will develop close to midnight and continue through much of Wednesday. The low temperature Tuesday night will be 28 degrees in Midtown and 21-28 degrees across the colder suburbs.

The snow will become heavy at times on Wednesday with the potential for blizzard conditions due to strong wind gusts which may reach 40-45 mph and some areas along the coastline could see over 50! This will also cause extensive blowing and drifting of snow. Some places in the region will see a change over from snow to a sleet/freezing rain mixture. This is very likely along the New Jersey shore and eastern Long Island which would limit snowfall amounts, but this is not a certainty yet and we will know more later tonight as the storm starts to move in.

There will also be heavy snow bands that will set up which can also not be predicted accurately until the storm actually develops and is close to the area. Look for the snow to wind down late Wednesday night leaving at least 10 to 15 inches of snow for much of the area. Lesser amounts may occur over the New Jersey shore and eastern Long Island. The entire system is moving out to sea on Thursday early morning hours where there is the chance you'll see snow showers falling during the early morning hours and the morning commute.

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