An out of season nor’easter is slamming the East Coast this weekend causing 1.5 million people to be without power. Storms like this one usually happen in January or February, not the end of October. Nor’easters produce torrential rains, gusty winds and heavy wet snow that cancel flights and down power lines and tree branches. More than 1,000 flights have been cancelled and there will be more to come as this system intensifies overnight and into Sunday. The heaviest snowfall is forecasted for parts of Connecticut,New Hampshire, and Massachusetts. They could more than a foot of snow when this is all done. The pictures that are on the left are from Berkeley Springs,WV. Woody Mott received these from a friend and was nice enough to share them with us. 4-6 inches of snow has already fallen in WV. This nor’easter will likely break several more records across New England by Sunday. One record was already broken in New York for the snowiest October with 1.3 inches that was measured in Central Park.
This post was written by Cyndi Kahlbaum on October 29, 2011