Record Snowfall Expected Tuesday Morning Into Late Afternoon

By Trevor Kapp on December 9, 2013 12:15pm 

 A business owner clears the sidewalk at Dekalb Avenue and Kent Street on March 8, 2013.
A business owner clears the sidewalk at Dekalb Avenue and Kent Street on March 8, 2013.
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MIDTOWN — The dead of winter is upon us — even though, officially, it's still fall.

The city could be slapped with up to 4 inches of snow Tuesday as a fierce storm is expected to sweep through the area just in time for the morning commute, according to the National Weather Service.

The snow, brought on by a low-pressure system coming in from the West, is expected to begin around 7 a.m. and carry into the late afternoon as temperatures dip to 24 degrees, according to the NWS.

It should taper off around 4 p.m.

The Department of Sanitation has issued an alert for Tuesday and plans to load its 365 salt spreaders, attach plows to trucks and prepare tire chains to make city streets easier to navigate.

The 4-inch accumulation would easily break the Dec. 10 record of 1.3 inches, set in 1932, according to the service.

The record low for the day is 3 degrees, set in 1876, while the Dec. 10 high is 70 degrees, recorded in 1946.

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