March Storm Blankets Tri-State With Snow, More Than 1 Foot in Some Places

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    Raphael Miranda's forecast for Friday, March 8.

    A March snowstorm blanketed the tri-state overnight and into Friday with more than 1 foot in some places.

    Westchester County accumulated more than 1 foot in Chappaqua, Nassau County saw 8 inches in Syosset, Orange County was hit with more than 15 inches in Chester, New Jersey got more than 9 inches in Passaic County and Connecticut's Fairfield County got more than 13 in Newtown.

    In New York City, the Bronx, Queens and Staten Island saw 7 inches, while 4 fell in Central Park and Brooklyn.

    Snow tapered off for most of the region by late afternoon, but could continue in some areas into the evening, particularly in southern Fairfield County, southern Westchester and northern Nassau. 

    Flights arriving at Newark Liberty International Airport were seeing delays of about three hours Friday night because of snowy and icy weather conditions.

    Utility companies had sporadic lines down, but no significant power outages were reported in the region.

    Some looked to daylight saving time beginning over the weekend and early crocuses poking out of the snow as a sign that spring will soon be here.

    "Mowing the lawn is a lot better than plowing snow," said Robert Fayda, of Cold Spring Hills.

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    But others enjoyed the moment.

    "I love it," said Jim Brennen, who spent about an hour removing snow from his Cold Spring Hills driveway and walkway. "It's clean, it's nice, it's fresh," he said. "Looks like a winter wonderland."

    Meanwhile, the weather turns warmer for the weekend, with temperatures expected to break into the 50s on Saturday. Mild temperatures will continue into the early part of next week with partly sunny skies, meteorologists say.

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