Stormy American Thanksgiving weekend

US storm

Snow clearing for NFL game at MetLife Stadium, East Rutherford, NJ, USA, 01 Dec 2019 (R. Deutsch/USA Today)

A major winter storm made its way across the United States during the American Thanksgiving weekend disrupting travel plans for millions.

The massive system began on the West Coast as a bomb cyclone bringing wind gusts up to 160 km/h and heavy amounts of snow in the mountains.

Strong winds accompanied by a mixture of rain, freezing rain, ice pellets and snow fell from the Great Plains to the Midwest and into the Northeastern U.S.

Boston recorded 20 cm of snow with more than 60 cm falling in other parts of New England before the system headed to the Maritime Provinces and Newfoundland.

Finally, snow in the U.S. Northeast!

Bucks County, PA, USA, 21 January 2012 (

Much of the American Northeast has seen little or no snow accumulation since a historic snowstorm in late October.

But that finally changed this weekend when a system dropped snow from the Midwest to the Northeast.

Snowfall totals ranged from 3 cm in the Baltimore area, 11 cm in New York’s Central Park to more than 30 cm in south coastal Massachusetts.

However the snow will not stick around for long with rain on the way for much of the region.