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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Two days of rare September severe thunderstorms in Pennsylvania have dropped tornadoes and funnel clouds, and I was able to chase some of them.
There are quite a few notable low pressure systems or "cyclones" worldwide today. One of them, Typhoon Meranti, is the biggest in a while.
On the evening of September 5, 1996, as Hurricane Fran approached the North Carolina coast, I embarked on my first-ever hurricane storm chase trip.
Twenty years ago, Hurricane Fran roared into eastern North Carolina, and I was there -- and I've got the VHS tapes to prove it.
Until yesterday, Hurricane Wilma was the last Hurricane to strike the state of Florida, 11 years ago.
Hurricane Irene caused over $16 billion in damage in 2011. A the 5-year anniversary, I look back on my experiences with the storm.