Nor’easter Brings Potential Record Snowfall to Northeastern United States

The eastern seaboard bundles up as snow and ice threaten to fall in record amounts. The National Weather Service released the current measurement numbers for all affected states on Twitter at 9:30 this morning.

  • WV – Aurora 12.5″
  • MD – Oakland 12″
  • PA – Seven Springs 11″
  • NJ – Roselle Pk 8.4″
  • NY – College Pt 8″
  • OH – Carrollton 8″
  • VA – Dale Enterprise 7.3″
  • NC – Newland 6.5″
  • CT – Stamford 5″
  • DE – Woodside 4″

The National Weather Service has also released projections for the total snowfall, which they estimate to be around one to two feet in major metropolitan areas. 

The storm will affect nearly 1,000 total miles of the Eastern Seaboard and has already resulted in over 1,300 cancellations for airlines in major airports like LaGuardia and Newark.

New York Mayor Bill de Blasio has declared a state of emergency, asking for citizens to stay in their homes and remain safe. This is the most snow the city has seen since January of 2016, and could easily crack the top 10 of largest snowfalls for the city. 

Other major cities on the East coast will see record numbers as well, with Washington D.C. expecting five to seven inches of accumulated snowfall. Philadelphia expects to see close to a foot of actual snow, and will likely receive a mix of sleet, rain, and snowfall. Boston currently estimates that they will receive 12 to 18 inches of snowfall, and have already issued a snow emergency in response.

At this time, there are nearly 75 million Americans under a winter weather advisory or warning.


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