Blizzard Wrap Up….

February 11th, 2013 at 8:21 am by under Weather

It is hard to believe our friends in the northeastern part of the U.S. have dealt with two “once in a lifetime” storms in just a few months time.  First, Sandy devastated communities from New Jersey to Maine in October, and just this weekend a record breaking snowstorm buried those very same neighborhoods under a deluge of snow.  Here is a numerical wrap up from “snowmageddon.”

 

 

Chasing a Record

  • Portland, Maine:  All-time record snowstorm (31.9″);  Old record from Jan. 17-18, 1979 (27.1″)
  • Hartford, Conn: (Bradley Field):  Second-heaviest snowfall on record (22.3)”; record is from Jan. 12, 2011 (24″).
  • Worcester, Mass: Third heaviest snowstorm all-time (28.7″); Record is 33″ from “April Fools’ 1997″.
  • Concord, N.H.:  Second heaviest snowstorm all-time (24″).
  • Boston (Logan Airport)  Fifth heaviest snowstorm on record (24.9″).

Peak snow totals by state

  • Wisconsin:  near Kenosha (9″)
  • Illinois:  Beach Park (7″)
  • Michigan:  near Muskegon (15″)
  • New York:  Medford (33.5″)
  • Pennsylvania:  near Thompson (10.3″)
  • New Jersey:  River Vale (16.9″)
  • Virginia:  Haywood (5.1″)
  • Connecticut:  Hamden (40″)
  • Rhode Island: West Glocester (27.6″)
  • Massachusetts: Framingham (32.2″)
  • Vermont:  Marlboro (17.3″)
  • New Hampshire:  New Boston (30.4″)
  • Maine: Gorham (35.5″)

 

Here is a rundown of peak wind gusts over 60 mph by state during Winter Storm Nemo:

  • Massachusetts:  Near Cuttyhunk (83 mph)
  • Connecticut:  Westport (82 mph; elevation 139′)
  • New Hampshire:  Mt. Washington (81 mph; elevation 6262′)
  • New York:  Near Plum Island (75 mph)
  • Maine:  Bangor International Airport (75 mph)
  • Rhode Island:  Jamestown (68 mph)

There were also reports of trees and wires down from Long Island to New England.  Mid-morning Saturday, just over 664,000 customers were without power, mainly in Massachusetts.  One of the outages was at the Pilgrim Nuclear Power Plant in Plymouth, Mass.  Authorities said there was no threat to public safety.

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