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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We've seen November twisters before, but the tornadoes last week were huge, fast-moving, late in the day and unusually far west.
El Nino is likely responsible for recent record flooding in Death Valley, California, and heavy snow yesterday in Reno, Nevada.
Forty years ago, a ship known as "The Edmund Fitzgerald" sank on Lake Superior during a massive storm.
Astoundingly, Socatra Island is being hit with their second Category 3 hurricane in less than a week.
The forecast was for the Northern Lights to appear in mid-latitudes this week, but it didn't happen. Space weather forecasting is tough!
After razing the island of Socotra, the strongest cyclone to hit Yemen still looms offshore.