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Blizzard Dumps 2 Feet of Snow in NYC

Posted by feww on December 27, 2010

Whiteout Sweeps US East Coast

Thousands of Flights canceled at JFK, LaGuardia, and Newark Liberty Airports

Blizzard dumped 20 inches of snow in Central Park as of 7 a.m. and 22 inches in Bedford Park in the Bronx, NWS said.

“Passengers have been stuck for several hours on two New York City subway trains stalled in snow drifts near Kennedy Airport.” AP reported.

A significant Winter Storm Causes Whiteout from the Mid-Atlantic through New England


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GOES-13 satellite captured this visible image of the powerful low pressure system that brought snows from Georgia to Maine along the US east coast. Some of the snowfall can be seen over South and North Carolina, Virginia, Maryland, Delaware, eastern Pennsylvania, New Jersey and southeastern New York. The clouds of the low obscure New England in the image. Monday, Dec. 27 at 17:31 UTC


GOES-13 satellite image taken on Monday, Dec. 27 at 23:45 UTC

State of Emergency in N.J.; snowfall is record at airport

A record-breaking winter storm barreling its way up the East Coast dumped more than a foot of of snow on parts of southern New Jersey on Sunday – paralyzing local roads, grounding flights and forcing the Philadelphia Eagles to postpone their National Football Leauge game for possibly the first time in their history.

The storm, which most forecasters had predicted was going to turn out to sea and mostly spare New Jersey, brought 18 inches of snow to Cape May and15.7 inches of snow to the Atlantic City Airport in Egg Harbor Township as of 8 p.m. – breaking the December record of 11.4 inches set just last year – and was expected to bring up to two feet of snow by this morning.

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STORM SUMMARY NUMBER 9 FOR EASTERN U.S. WINTER STORM NWS HYDROMETEOROLOGICAL PREDICTION CENTER CAMP SPRINGS MD 400 AM EST MON DEC 27 2010

…INTENSE LOW PRESSURE SYSTEM CONTINUES TO RAPIDLY INTENSIFY NEAR CAPE COD  MASSACHUSETTS AS A FULL-BLOWN BLIZZARD AFFECTS SOUTHERN NEW ENGLAND AND THE NEW YORK CITY AREA…

BLIZZARD WARNINGS REMAIN IN EFFECT FOR COASTAL SECTIONS OF THE NORTHERN MID-ATLANTIC  STATES… MUCH OF COASTAL NEW ENGLAND…INCLUDING THE NEW YORK CITY METROPOLITAN AREA…NORTHWARD THROUGH MOST OF MAINE. WINTER WEATHER ADVISORIES AND WINTER STORM WARNINGS REMAIN IN EFFECT NEAR THE WESTERN SLOPESOF THE APPALACHIANS…MUCH OF NORTH CAROLINA…AS WELL AS BLOCKISLAND AND THE CAPE COD AREA.

HIGH WIND WARNING IS IN EFFECT FOR MARTHAS VINEYARD AND NANTUCKETISLAND IN SOUTHEASTERN NEW ENGLAND.

FOR A DETAILED GRAPHICAL DEPICTION OF THE LATESTWATCHES…WARNINGS AND ADVISORIES…PLEASE SEE WWW.WEATHER.GOV

AT 300 AM EST…AN INTENSE 970 MB…28.64 INCH…SURFACE LOW WAS ESTIMATED TO BE NEAR NANTUCKET MASSACHUSETTS. NATIONAL WEATHER  SERVICE DOPPLER RADARS AND SURFACE OBSERVATIONS INDICATED A LARGE AREA OF MODERATE TO HEAVY SNOW AFFECTING THE COASTAL MID-ATLANTIC STATES INTO NEW ENGLAND. LIGHTER SNOW WAS FALLING ACROSS THE INTERIOR PORTIONS OF NEW ENGLAND AND THE WESTERN SLOPES OF THE APPALACHIANS. PRECIPITATION HAD CHANGED OVER TO RAIN AROUND THE CAPE COD AREA.

SELECTED STORM TOTAL SNOWFALL (INCHES) FROM 6:00 AM EST THU DEC 23 THROUGH 3:00 AM EST MON DEC 27

  • CONNECTICUT: COS COB  (6.5)
  • DELAWARE: SELBYVILLE (11.3)
  • MASSACHUSETTS: SAUGUS (12.3)
  • MARYLAND: PORTNEYS OVERLOOK ( 5.0)
  • NEW JERSEY: LYNDHURST (29.0)
  • NEW YORK: TUXEDO (26.0)
  • PENNSYLVANIA: PHILADELPHIA (4.8)
  • RHODE ISLAND: WEST GREENWICH (6.8)

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