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From FEMA: Yesterday’s record snowfall and wind gusts

Heaviest snowfall totals as of 3:00 pm EDT Tuesday:

• 24.0 inches at Dingmans Ferry, Mount Pocono and Beach Lake, PA

• 22.5 inches at Jefferson, NY

• 18.0 inches at North Granby, CT

• 17.5 inches at Sussex, NJ

• 16.0 inches at Huntington, MA

• 13.0 inches at Smith Crossroads, WV

• 12.0 inches at Burrillville, RI • 10.6 inches near New Boston, NH

• 10.0 inches near Cumberland, Frederick and Ridgeley, MD

• 9.5 inches at Newfane, VT

• 8.1 inches near Winchester, VA

• 7.5 inches near Steep Falls, ME

• 4.0 inches near Newark, DE

• 3.1 inches at Washington National Airport

Strongest peak wind gusts as of 3:00 pm EDT Tuesday:

• 85 mph at Pittsfield Municipal Airport, MA

• 68 mph at Orient, NY

• 65 mph at Seaside Heights, NJ

• 61 mph near Dunn Landing, RI

• 60 mph at Dover Air Force Base, DE


NWS: Confidence is high for a significant heavy snow and strong wind event affecting the Mid-Atlantic and New England Monday night and Tuesday. Snow amounts 5-12 inches or more and strong winds may create blizzard conditions in places, difficult travel, and power outages. Aviation travel will likely be disrupted. If the track changes, snowfall and wind forecasts may be adjusted. Stay tuned.

National Weather Outlook


Severe thunderstorms are leaving swaths of destruction for a second straight day in parts of the Midwest and Southeast after a string of tornadoes ripped through several states. At least three people were killed in Illinois and Missouri in Tuesday’s storms.

CNN

 


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California: A “bombogenesis” or “weather bomb” – has killed 4 so far, and brought torrential rain and flash floods.

BBC

 


Another series of powerful Pacific storms will bring heavy rain and strong winds to the west coast. Additional floods, flash floods, and mudslides along the west coast possible, especially Friday through Saturday.

NOAA-NWS

National Weather Outlook

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Danish Meteorological Institute: As of Thursday, temperatures in the area above 80 degrees north latitude were already more than 20 degrees warmer than the average temperature for this time of year and the most unusually warm region is right over the North Pole.

Washington Post

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Significant winter storm possible from the Middle Atlantic to New England

Low pressure is forecast to develop into a coastal storm and bring significant impacts from portions of the Middle Atlantic to New England late Wednesday into Thursday. The potential exists for heavy snow and dangerous travel conditions including the major interstate 95 cities from Philadelphia to New York City and Boston.


Heavy snow and avalanches have killed more than 106 people and injured dozens in Afghanistan.

BBC

‘….”Avalanches have buried two entire villages,” a spokesman for the ministry told news agency AFP of the Barg Matal area in Nuristan…..’

 


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