UPDATE (7 PM): Raw video from our affiliates to your right: I-80 closed in PA, snow in New York, North Carolina.
UPDATE (4 PM): Snow amounts have been updated below. Can you believe this storm brought more than a foot of snow? Who'd have thought? AccuWeather was not predicting that much and I was surprised that it stuck as well as it did, considering the time of year. Some power outages and accidents have been reported, according to the Pocono Record.
UPDATE (NOON): Snow is now being reported in Doylestown & Willow Grove, PA (north of Philly) and Somerset and Trenton, NJ. Join the discussion in progress on the AccuWeather.com Forums, or leave me a Comment below, as several of you have already. Here are the latest snow amounts:
Pennsylvania & New York Over 5 Inches:
Tobyhanna, PA: 13.0"
Moscow, PA: 12.0" (SnowMatrix)
Slide Mountain, NY: 8.0"
Margaretville, NY: 8.0"
Highmount & Prattsville, NY: 7.5"
Gouldsboro, PA: 7.0"
Hazelton, PA: 5.0" (SnowMatrix)
High Point State, NJ: 8.8"
Mount Olive, NJ: 3.0"
High Point, NJ: 3.0"
Cherryville, NJ: 2.5"
P.S.: Some of the cold air instability snow has made it all the way down to North Carolina if you check the webcams there. Here is a list of amounts outside of the Nor'easter (updated 4 PM):
Cherry Grove, WV: 4.0"
Cruso, NC: 3.0"
Harlan Black Mountain, KY: 2.2"
Burkes Garden, VA: 2.0"
Today's Nor'easter is cranking ashore near Long Island. Here's a shot from AccuWeather.com RadarPlus showing winds, pressure, and satellite:
If you look at our radar this morning, you'd think it was snowing over a wide area, but that's not happening yet, according to the observations and a webcam check.
This is because the radar has to estimate where the snow is falling (radars can't tell the difference between snow and rain) based on atmospheric conditions. Here are the actual airport observations as of 8 AM:
R=Rain; S=Snow. As you can see, snow is only being reported in the highest mountains of northeastern Pennsylvania and southern New York (by official government reporting stations at airports). In those higher mountains, the following reports have come in so far:
Slide Mountain, NY: 8.0"
Prattsville, NY: 4.5"
Summit, NY: 4.0"
If you have amounts to report, hit our SnowMatrix.
Much was made of the Hurricane Katrina coverage by the media. Let's take a look at what television, magazines and newspapers had to show us.
This track is rarely taken by tropical cyclones in the Atlantic. Actually, never. So what does that mean for forecasts?
I'm bringing the Katrina-related "38below" blog entries back, because I think Carl had some important commentary on the storm.
On August 24, 2005, AccuWeather.com decided to do something unprecedented for a website -- send a news team into the path of the storm. Here are their videos and notes.
There was no Social Media in 2005, but this anniversary I'm live-tweeting Hurricane Katrina events as they went down.
I'm proud to bring to you a set of freshly-drawn, HD television quality maps from Hurricane Katrina, showing wind speeds, storm surge, rainfall and tornadoes.