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Nor’easter Pummels the U-S East Coast

Posted by feww on January 13, 2011

Powerful snow storm triggers blizzard conditions in parts of Massachusetts and Connecticut

The third snowstorm in 3 weeks brought strong winds, heavy snow, claps of thunder and blizzard conditions to the U-S East Coast.

Fifty-seven centimeter (22.5 inches) of snow in Hartford, Connecticut, set a new one-day record. As of January 12, 2011, all but two of the U.S. states had snow cover.

U-S Snow Cover


Continental U.S. Snow Cover Map. As of January 12, 2011, Florida was the only state without snow cover.  Image source:  NOHRSC


Continental US Snow Depth Chart. Image source:  NOHRSC. Click image to enlarge.

January 12, 2011
Area Covered By Snow: 70.9%
Area Covered Last Month: 35.1%
Snow Depth
Average: 6.9 in
Minimum: 0.0 in
Maximum: 895.5 in (2,274.4cm)
Std. Dev.: 11.3 in
Snow Water Equivalent
Average: 1.4 in
Minimum: 0.0 in
Maximum: 435.1 in (1,105.1cm)
Std. Dev.: 3.0 in

Snowstorm along the U.S. East Coast


Fifty-seven centimeter (22.5 inches) of snow in Hartford, Connecticut, set a new one-day record. “The storm began developing late on January 11, as a snow-making system that had hit the Southeastern U.S. rode up the Atlantic seaboard and merged with another system crossing from the Midwest.”  The natural-color image above was captured by
MODIS on NASA’s Terra satellite at 10 am EST on January 12, as the storm center passed over southern New England. Click image to enlarge. Download larger image (6 MB, JPEG)

A rare view of snow across the southern U-S


A rare view of snow across the southern United States! A snow system moved across the United States between January 9 and January 11 prompting the governors in 6 southern states to declare states of emergencies. MODIS on NASA’s Terra satellite captured the above image on January 12, 2011. Click image to enlarge. Download larger image (9 MB, JPEG)

Forty-nine U-S states had snow cover


Source: NOAA

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