Boston almost doubles its previous snowfall record for the day. Pennsylvania city hit by the most snowfall – ever – from a single storm.
Record-breaking snowfall sweeps across Oklahoma
Breaks record set more than 100 years ago
Just west of Yukon, Oklahoma City received 2.7 inches of snow, breaking a record set in 1911.
See video of a field in Yukon covered in snow:
Snowfall daily records broken in both Boston and Providence on Thursday
Boston City Hall was closed, non-essential state workers did not have to report for work, and state courts shuttered their doors.
The first snowstorm of the season was also one of the most powerful to hit Massachusetts and the region in several years. It left local public works crews in Fitchburg wrestling with the removal of 15.5 inches of snow while numerus communities across the state received between 10 and 14 inches of snow, the National Weather Service said.
Boston recorded 12.5 inches of snow on Thursday, breaking the previous record for the day of 6.4 inches set in 2013, the National Weather Service said. Providence, Rhode Island, also crossed an historic threshold – getting 5.8 inches compared with the previous record of 4 inches in 1961, the weather service said.
At one point, 8,000 customers were without power.
Pennsylvania – Record amount of snowfall from a single storm
Not just for the day, not just for the month, not just for the year, but the most snowfall – ever – from a single storm.
Williamsport saw a record amount of snowfall from a single storm, totaling at 24.7 inches.
The previous record was held since 1964 at 24.1 inches.
Record-breaking snowfall waist deep in New York
Binghamton, N.Y., set a new record with more than 3 feet of snow as of Thursday morning. At 6:40 a.m., the Binghamton Airport reported 39.1 inches of snow and another spot in Binghamton reported 41.0 inches, according to the National Weather Service.
Binghamton’s previous 2-day snowfall record was 35.3 inches, set in March 2017.
Photos on social media show cars buried under snow and residents, waist-deep in white, struggling to dig out their driveways.
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