‘Bomb Cyclone’ Snowfall Totals: Bronx Places Third (CORRECTION)

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‘Bomb Cyclone’ Winter Storm

A major nor’easter — a “bomb cyclone” — packed with powerful winds dropped more than a foot of snow across the New York City area on Thursday. Mayor Bill de Blasio issued a snow emergency for the city, and the New York City Emergency Management Department issued a hazardous travel advisory. Governor Andrew Cuomo declared a state emergency and brought additional snowplows into the metro area. Alternate side parking regulations were suspended for Thursday and Friday to enable snow removal. Public schools were closed Thursday, but will reopen Friday.

Snow totals are coming in to the National Weather Service for the New York metropolitan region. Click here for the latest numbers by neighborhood in New York City. Bedford Park led all Bronx neighborhoods in snow totals with 12.3 inches but Howard Beach in Queens led the city with 13.2 inches of snow.

Final NYC snow totals: Brooklyn (Flatlands): 12.4” / Bronx (Bedford Park): 12.3” / Manhattan (Central Park): 9.8” / Queens (Howard Beach): 13.2” / Staten Island (Port Richmond): 10.2”.

Mayor de Blasio’s spokeman Eric Phillips tweeted out the citywide snowfall totals late Thursday night.

Mayor de Blasio also urged New Yorkers to prepare for dangerously temperatures and wind chills through the weekend. According to the latest National Weather Service forecast, temperatures Thursday night are forecast to be around 10 degrees, with wind chill values as low as minus 10 degrees. Temperatures Friday are forecast to be in the teens with wind chill values between minus 5 and minus 10 degrees. Lows Friday night are around 5 degrees, with wind chill values around minus 10. Temperatures Saturday are forecast to be around 10 degrees, with wind chill values around minus 5 degrees. Lows Saturday are close to zero, with wind chill values at minus ten degrees. Temperatures Sunday remain below freezing, with highs and lows in the teens. Temperatures are forecast to return above freezing on Monday.

The Sanitation Department (DSNY) is currently hiring snow laborers. For more information, click here.