Northeast U.S. nailed by Nor’easter

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Snow falls in Times Square, New York City, USA , 14 Mar 2017 (AP Photo)


One of the biggest storms this winter hit the Northeast United States with snow and gusty winds creating blizzard conditions.

Snow shovellers and plows were busy in New York City where 20 cm fell forcing schools to close and disrupting both ground and air transportation.

Boston was blanketed with 15 cm snow and amounts up to 45 cm were recorded elsewhere in Massachusetts, Connecticut and New York State.

Washington, DC only received a few centimetres but its near-peak and celebrated cherry blossoms were covered in ice.

U.S. Northeast gets hammered again

Snow clearing in New York City, USA, 07 Nov 2012 (AP)

After being battered by Hurricane Sandy last week, the U.S. Northeast was hit again – this time by a Nor’easter bringing wind, rain and snow.

The heaviest snow fell in central New Jersey and eastern Connecticut where more than 30 cm was recorded.

New snowfall records were also set in some major cities:

Newark, NJ  15 cm

Bridgeport, CT  14 cm

Worcester, MA  13 cm

New York Central Park, NY 12 cm

Bangor, ME   8 cm

Atlantic City, NJ  6 cm

(Totals courtesy Accuweather.com)

Historic snow hits US Northeast

Snowy in Belmont, MA, USA, 30 Oct 2011 (AP)

A Nor’easter event dubbed “Snowtober” has dumped an unprecedented amount of snow over major cities in the U.S. Northeast.

New York’s Central Park recorded 7.4 cm of snow – the most snow on any October day since records began in 1869.

Hartford, Connecticut was much snowier with 31 cm while other parts of the state and neighbouring Massachusetts received up to 60 cm of snow.

Washington, D.C. got 1.5 cm which was record-breaking since the city had previously never received snow on Oct. 29.