Travel nightmares plague East Coast.
It could be days before many of the more than 3 million without electricity see it restored, officials warned.
Weather service preliminary reports showed that some parts of Amarillo, Texas received almost five inches of heavy, wet snow on October 27.
Snow Totals and Records by Chris Dolce, Meteorologist.
More than 3 million without power
30 inches. 2½ feet. 76 cm. That’s waist deep for many people!
An unusually early and powerful snowstorm struck the U.S. East Coast today, knocking out power to 1.7 million customers.
Up to 10 inches now expected.
Well, it’s not exactly corkscrewing, but if I had used the word “torus,” most people would have had no idea what I meant.
“October snowfall records could be broken in parts of southern New England, especially at higher elevations,” says USA Today. “The October record for southern New England is 7.5 inches in Worcester in 1979.
More than a foot of snow could accumulate in parts of southern Vermont over the weekend, while parts of Maine could receive more than six inches of wet snow on Saturday alone.
However, “the heaviest snow was forecast for the Massachusetts Berkshires, the Litchfield Hills in northwestern Connecticut, southwestern New Hampshire and the southern Green Mountains.
This type of storm is “more associated with midwinter,” says the article. “In New England, the first measurable snow usually falls in early December.”
Philadelphia expects its first measurable October snow since 1979, while Allentown is likely to break the city’s October record set in 1925.
“Two Vermont ski resorts, Killington and Mount Snow, planned to start the ski season early by opening one trail each over the weekend.”