An unusually early and powerful snowstorm struck the U.S. East Coast today, knocking out power to 1.7 million customers.
“Snowtober,” the Weather Channel calls it. An “historic winter storm.”
Some towns near the Maryland-Pennsylvania border received more than 10 inches of snow.
More than 200,00 lost power in Pennsylvania, and more than 140,000 in New Jersey … with more to come.
New York City’s Central Park set a snowfall record for both the date and the month of October with 1.3 inches of snow by midafternoon and more falling.