The storm the dumped record-shattering early falls of snow in the eastern U.S. has also belted Atlantic Canada with heavy snow, soaking rain and high winds.
Thousands of homes were left without power, outages being spread across Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island and the island of Newfoundland, CBC News said on Monday. Early Sunday evening, more than 35,000 customers lost power in Nova Scotia alone.
Severe winds also forced the closing of the Confederation Bridge to high sided vehicles. The bridge links Prince Edward Island and New Brunswick.
High winds of 75 to 100 km/hr were clocked widely over the region. Winds near Cheticamp, Nova Scotia, rose to at least 133 km/hr at the height of the storm on Sunday.
Heavy snow over interior Newfoundland led to school closings on Monday.
Snowfall reached 10 to 20 cm from Gander to Deer Lake, Newfoundland. North Mountain, on Nova Scotia's Cape Breton Island, received nearly 50 cm of snow.
Storm rainfall over the southern half of Atlantic Canada was commonly 25 to 50 mm as of Monday morning.
While prospects for a white Christmas are grim along the I-95 corridor, many communities from the Great Lakes to the Rockies should enjoy the desired snowy scene for the holiday.
After natural disasters, it’s not uncommon to see pop-up charities appear, particularly around the holiday season.
A storm bearing strong winds, heavy snow, torrential rain, thunderstorms and fog will converge on the Northeast and Midwest on Christmas Eve and will likely create ground and flight delays.
As millions of people prepare to travel for the winter holidays, wet weather in the Northeast may make some travels problematic.
The first substantial snowstorm of the season, which totaled nearly 5 inches of snow in some areas, was responsible for widespread slide-offs and accidents in Kansas City during the commuting hours.
As the train of storms from the Pacific Ocean continues, rounds of rain and mountain snow will affect areas from the Northwest to the Intermountain West and Rockies through Christmas Day.
Galena, AK (2001)
Central Illinois (1836)
Famous "Sudden Change" in central Illinois. Cold front at noon caused quick drop from 40 degrees to zero.
Lander, WY (1924)
Bar. pressure 31.29" 1060 mb.