More than a foot of snow fell across the northeast yesterday, with some areas in New Jersey getting more than 30 inches (76 centimeters), according to AccuWeather. Central Park had 20 inches of snow by 8 a.m. yesterday, the most for the month since 1948, the National Weather Service said.
The snowfall was the fifth-largest on record for the city, Sanitation Commissioner John Doherty said on Dec. 26.
Here are some daily record event reports:
634 snowfall records were set in the USA this past week.
Here’s the storm system that set so many records, on its way to sea yesterday:
On Monday, December 27 at 1731 UTC (12:31 p.m. EST) the GOES-13 satellite captured this visible image of the powerful low pressure system that brought snows from Georgia to Maine along the U.S. east coast. Some of the snowfall can be seen over South and North Carolina, Virginia, Maryland, Delaware, eastern Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and southeastern New York. The clouds of the low obscure New England in the image.
Credit: NOAA/NASA GOES Project
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