UPDATE 12/28: Snow list below updated at 9 PM Monday. Final snow map from NOAA (Northeast Zoom) and AccuWeather are shown below. NASA also has some great satellite images including this one, and high-res sectors showing the rare North Carolina and Deep South snow on the ground two days after Christmas.
And one more great photo from Scott Miller via our AccuWeather.com Facebook page:
ORIGINAL REPORT: Here are some images of the Boxing Day Blizzard. What a beautiful storm and what amazing snowfall amounts. Shown below are some beautiful photos from our Facebook Page, along with lists of the highest wind gusts and snow amounts per state, along with maps from AccuWeather.com RadarPlus.
Winds have gusted up to 80 mph at Wellfleet, Massachusetts, and the storm surge caused "water up to car windows on cozy beach avenue in New Haven, Connecticut" according to NWS spotter reports.
NORTHEAST BOXING DAY BLIZZARD:
Elizabeth, NJ: 31.8"
Great Kills, NY: 29.0"
Randolph, NH: 25.0"
Saugus, MA: 19.2"
Landgrove, VT: 21.0"
Wilton, CT: 18.0"
Suffolk, VA: 16.3"
Ocean City, MD: 13.5"
Woonsocket, RI: 13.0"
Levant, ME: 14.0"
Stockley & Woodbury, DE: 11.7"
Before this storm was the Boxing Day Blizzard in the Northeast, it provided a rare White Christmas across the Southeast. Atlanta, Georgia celebrated their first White Christmas since 1881. For more of a historical perspective on this event, read our article "How Unusual Was the White Christmas?".
SOUTHEAST WHITE CHRISTMAS:
Flat Springs, NC: 16.2"
Cosby, TN: 12.0"
Viper, KY: 9.7"
Multiple Locations, GA: 7.0"
Near Cherokee, AL: 5.0"
Near Simpsonville, SC: 5.0"
This was a shot of the NWS Warnings last night. As one of my Facebook Friends said, I can't remember the last time that the entire Northeast coast was under a Blizzard Warning.
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There's been a lot of news on amateur drones since I tested the DJI Phantom Quadcopter for storm chasing purposes last fall. Not to drone on, but let's take it from the top.
Today I'm pleased to announce a new suite of world radar maps and advisories from the national weather services of several countries on AccuWeather.com.
There's much ado this week about the polar vortex visiting the U.S. this week, but it wasn't long ago that we set over 7,800 cold records in July.
I caught an awesome lightning storm on the Dropcam at AccuWeather Enterprise Solutions' office in downtown Wichita Wednesday night.
Hurricane Arthur set a number of records and caused damage across eastern North Carolina. View the storm through maps, webcams and more.
Meteorologically, Hurricane Arthur is a beautiful storm -- almost a textbook example of a hurricane, especially when the right color palettes are applied.