New York: Winter storm Kenan is bringing heavy snow and wind gusts to New York City and surrounding areas.
New York City is expected to receive 8 to 12 inches of total snowfall from Friday evening to early Sunday, Xinhua news agency reported, citing a forecast issued by the National Weather Service.
Suffolk and Nassau counties are being hit hardest with 7 to 11 inches of snowfall as of Saturday morning and another 5 to 12 inches expected, said New York Governor Kathy Hochul at a press briefing near noon on Saturday.
New York City recorded 4 inches of snowfall so far with another 4-7 inches expected before 3 p.m. on Saturday, said Hochul.
Earlier, Hochul declared a state of emergency effective on Friday evening due to heavy snowfall expected downstate.
Snowfall at John F. Kennedy International Airport, LaGuardia Airport and the Central Park all exceeded 5 inches in the last 12 hours, said a tweet from the National Weather Service at 9 a.m. on Saturday.