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Extreme Cold to Continue in the Northeast

January 22, 2014; 5:40 AM ET

Wednesday morning

The extreme cold now freezing the Great Lakes and Northeast will ease somewhat as we go into the weekend, but more bitterly cold will air follow and will only ease slightly before Groundhog Day. This video has more.

Here are some maps showing snowfall totals observed and collected by the National Weather Service:

These reports cover the area from near DC to NYC.

This map focuses on the area around New York City.

The map below shows results for Connecticut.

This map for eastern New England is not complete nearest the coast because it was still snowing in parts of the area. Clearly, there was a great drop off in amounts from the South Shore (south of Boston) to Boston's northwest suburbs (where it was a relatively minor event).

Looking ahead to Groundhog Day and the Big Game, the GFS ensemble forecasts still show a wide range of possibilities, with gametime temperatures potentially as high as 40 or as low as the single digits. My prediction: this will resolve itself by game time.

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Elliot Abrams
Elliot Abrams from AccuWeather.com offers this Northeast Weather Blog for the U.S. with regular updates on NE weather from a leading forecaster and meteorologist.