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Record Snowfall Buries New England

Posted by feww on February 10, 2015

Boston breaks snow record

Boston sets a record for the most snow in 30 days with 61.6 inches, breaking the previous record of 58.8 inches, which fell during and after the 1978 Blizzard.

As of Monday p.m., a total of 76.5 inches of snow had fallen at Logan Airport, where snow is officially measured, so far this winter.

The latest snowstorm, which has killed at least one person in Massachusetts, forced the closure of schools, businesses and  cancellations of hundreds of flights , so far this week.

Massachusetts Governor Baker issued a statewide snow emergency Sunday evening, urging employers to close businesses and non-essential employees to stay home.

Gov. Baker Declares State of Emergency for Mass.

Governor Charlie Baker declared a state of emergency Monday evening “for the Commonwealth to pursue mutual aid initiatives with other states.”  He also announced state office closures for non-emergency personnel who live or work in Essex, Middlesex, Norfolk or Suffolk counties, according to the State’s website.

“Three storms in two weeks have dropped historic amounts of snow on the Commonwealth, complicating cleanup and snow removal efforts, despite round the clock shifts,” said Baker.

“The state of emergency shall remain in effect until notice is given in the Governor’s judgment that it is no longer necessary,” said a statement issued by the state officials.

MBTA Closure – Tuesday, February 10th, 2015: The MBTA has announced all subway, trolley and commuter rail services will be suspended to allow maintenance crews to clear snow and ice from tracks, the third rail and switches. Bus services will be available on an extremely limited basis and customers will not be able to make transfers at customary intermodal points due to suspended rail services.

 

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Mega Snowstorm Affects 1/3 of U-S Population

Posted by feww on February 2, 2011

‘Worst Ever’ Snowstorm barrels Across the U-S

Deadly snowstorm of unprecedented magnitudes pummels  the country’s midsection before aiming for the already frozen Northeast

The massive storm has affected 30 states and more than a third of the US population.

  • The National Weather Service (NWS) has issued storm watches, warnings and advisories in 33 states
  • NWS blizzard warnings issued for 8 states: Illinois, Iowa, Indiana, Kansas, Michigan, Missouri, Oklahoma and Wisconsi
  • A state of emergency has been declared in Oklahoma, Missouri and Illinois.
  • In Oklahoma, paralyzed by whiteouts, 6-foot snow drifts have been reported.
  • A state of emergency has been declared in 29 counties in southern Wisconsin.
  • Bolivar and Polk Counties in Mississippi declare a state of emergency.
  • A state of emergency has been declared in several counties in NW Indiana.
  • Kansas Gov. has declared 53 counties as disaster area after blizzard shut down schools and state offices in eastern Kansas.
  • Arkansas declared a state of emergency for the state’s northern and western counties.
  • A state of emergency has also been declared for dozens of cities/counties in several other states.
  • Up to 15,000 flights have been canceled, as of posting, and many roads have become impassible.
  • about a dozen people have been killed in snow-n-ice storm related incidents.



An image of Midsection US covered by snow and ice was captured by MODIS NASA’s Terra satellite.


This visible image was captured by the GOES-13 satellite and shows the low pressure area stretching from the Colorado Rockies and Texas east to New England. The image shows the storm on Feb. 1 at 14:01 UTC. Image and caption: NASA

5 hours later, more snow piling up …


GOES-13 satellite visible image taken at 19:01UTC on February 1. Source: NASA


This NASA satellite image from the Atmospheric Infrared Sounder (AIRS) instrument on NASA’s Aqua spacecraft, taken Jan. 31, 2011 at 18:47 UTC (1:47 p.m. EST), shows the early stages of a developing storm in the plains and Midwestern states. This image highlights a preponderance of cold air in Canada and the northern US (green and blue colors). Image and caption: NASA

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