In the wake of the spotty snow from Tuesday night, a strengthening blizzard off the New England coast will keep the Harrisburg, Pa., area cold through Thursday morning.
Temperatures will drop to near 20 F Wednesday night. The record low of 19 F set in 1894 will be challenged.
After another cold start Thursday, a warming trend is in store Thursday afternoon into Friday.
By Friday afternoon, temperatures will climb to near 60 F, above the average high for the season in the middle 50s.
Rain will accompany the warmer weather Friday into Saturday.
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In the wake of the snow from Tuesday, a strengthening blizzard off the New England coast will keep the Harrisburg, Pa., area cold through Thursday morning.
As temperatures plummet, surfaces made wet and slushy by the snow from Tuesday will become icy, unless treated. Motorists and pedestrians should travel with caution into Wednesday.
Roads and sidewalks may appear to be wet, but could be icy.
A cold wind is forecast to persist in the area much of the day Wednesday. The combination of wind, temperature and other atmospheric conditions will produce AccuWeather RealFeel® temperatures in the 20s at times.
After another cold night Wednesday night, a warming trend is in store Thursday into Friday.
A powerful 7.6 magnitude earthquake struck near the Peru-Brazil border region shortly before 6 p.m. local time Tuesday evening, the U.S. Geological Survey said. A second 7.6 earthquake occurred about five minutes later.
While Atlanta has received above-average rainfall so far this month, dry and calm conditions are forecast for the area this week.
Compared to Thanksgiving Day in 2014, this Thanksgiving will be substantially warmer in the Northeast.
Hurricane Sandra, located hundreds of miles southwest of Mexico, is becoming better organized and will likely track northward through the rest of the week.
A few days of drier weather is expected across southern India before downpours return this weekend.
An expanding area of snow, rain, wind and cold will hamper Thanksgiving travel in the West, while most areas east of the Rockies can expect no major weather-related problems during the early to middle part of this week.
Astoria, Or (1998)
5.56 inches of rain fell, setting a new all-time record. the previous rainfall record was 4.53 inches from January 9, 1966.
Great Appalachian Storm (24th-26th) developed greatest wind force, deepest snow, most severe early-season cold in history of the Northeast: 18.8 inches of snow at Akron, OH; Youngstown, OH, had a maximum 24-hour snowfall of 20.7 inches and a maximum single storm total of 28.7 inches; Steubenville, OH, had a maximum single storm total of 36.3 inches; Pittsburgh, PA, had a maximum 24-hour snowfall of 20.1 inches and a maximum single storm total of 27.7 inches; and Charleston, WV had a maximum 24-hour snowfall of 15.1 inches and a maximum single storm total of 25.6 inches. At coastal stations such as Newark and Boston single-minute wind speeds in excess of 80 mph were registered. There was a 108 mph gust at Newark. Peak gusts of 110 were noticed at Concord, NH; 108 mph at Newark, NJ; and 100 mph at Hartford, CT. Atop Mt. Washington, a wind gust of 160 mph hit from the southeast early on the 26th. Central Park, in the heart of sheltered Manhattan Island, set an 80-year record of 70 mph.
Wilkes-Barre/ Scranton (1971)
Heavy snowfall in the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton area. It started to snow the night before, and by about noon Thanksgiving Day 11/25/71, 20.5 inches of snow was reported on the ground at the Avoca, PA airport. Some of the surrounding areas had even more snow. Dallas, PA, had 27 inches and parts of the Poconos had as much as 30 inches. Barn roofs collapsed, power lines were downed, and tree branches were broken. The majority of the snow fell within 12 hours.