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January 13, 2011 / Dave Gorham

Powerful Nor’Easter Dumps Heavy Snow Across New England

A strong low pressure system brought heavy snow and gusty winds across much of the Northeast the past several days. This is the second major snow storm to hit the area in less than a month and once again, it’s causing major travel disruptions, both on land and in the air. Cleanup crews are hard at work today plowing the snow and salting the streets in New York City. Travelers were also stranded in the city’s three major airports as more than 1,700 flights were canceled. Amtrak suspended rail service between NYC and areas to the north but travel resumed this morning. Thankfully the weather looks to be improving today across the region and hopefully some of the stranded passengers will get where they need to go.

Heavy snow blankets the Northeast and snowplows are hard at work clearing the streets. Photo: EPA

As of this morning, the low pressure system continues to pull away from coastal Maine and the snow has tapered off. Dry and cold weather is expected from Boston to New York City today with mostly sunny skies and highs near 30ºF. Hopefully the better weather will aid in the cleanup efforts, but it’s certainly going to be cold across the Northeast so bundle up!

Here’s a list of snow totals from this weeks storm. Some areas received up to 3 feet of snow!

It’s been quite an active winter so far and we still have a ways to go. So far 49 of the 50 U.S. states have seen snow this winter (and yes, it snows in Hawaii). Florida is the only state that hasn’t, but I wouldn’t be surprised if they’re added to the list before the spring arrives.

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