As of 12:30 a.m. EST Sunday, this blog is no longer active. Archived reports from the storm can be found below. Click here for a full recap of the blizzard.
Blizzard conditions are expanding across the Northeast, reaching from Washington D.C. toward Boston and are expected to last through Saturday night.
This storm has become of the of biggest snowstorms on record for the mid-Atlantic, dumping over three feet of snow in parts of Pennsylvania, Maryland and West Virginia.
Not only has the massive storm shut down major highways across the region, but it has also lead to coastal flooding that has inundated communities near the coast.
At least 18 storm-related deaths have been reported, according to The Associated Press.
UPDATES: (All times are listed in EST)
11:42 p.m. EST Saturday: Blizzard conditions are winding down in New York City, AccuWeather Meteorologist Brett Rathbun said.
11:38 p.m. EST Saturday: Virginia State Police responded to more than 1,300 vehicle crashes on Saturday.
11:20 p.m. EST Saturday: Pennsylvania state Sen. John H. Eichelberger Jr. said he will be asking for a Senate hearing on the performance of the Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission and the Pennsylvania State Police during the winter storm, including an incident where about 500 vehicles were stranded. The turnpike runs through part of Eichelberger's Senate district in south-central Pennsylvania.
11:12 p.m. EST Saturday: Non-essential travel ban continues until Sunday morning in New Castle and Kent counties in Delaware, Gov. Jack Markell announced.
11:08 p.m. EST Saturday: It took about 4 hours but Maryland routes 355 and 109 are now open in Montgomery County after numerous tractor-trailers were disabled, county officials said.
11:00 p.m. EST Saturday: Duquesne University men's basketball team is back in Pittsburgh after spending more than a day stuck on the Pennsylvania Turnpike.
Home sweet home. 30 hours, 24 minutes after departure. pic.twitter.com/VE59xGsudd— Duquesne Basketball (@DuqMBB) January 24, 2016
10:53 p.m. EST Saturday: Jersey Central Power & Light customers may have service fully restored by Sunday night, the utility said.
JCP&L continues restoration efforts in the wake of today's massive snowstorm. We expect all customers to be restored by 9:00 Sunday evening.— JCP&L (@JCP_L) January 24, 2016
10:51 p.m. EST Saturday: New Jersey Transit service remains suspended due to storm.
NJT service (rail, bus, light rail & access link) is still suspended at this time. Service will resume once conditions allow #NJTWinter— NJ TRANSIT (@NJTRANSIT) January 24, 2016
10:34 p.m. EST Saturday: Kentucky officials take steps to prevent price gouging as a result of the blizzard impacting their state.
10:30 p.m. EST Saturday: Snow-plow caravan moves down the Beltway in Prince George's County, Maryland.
10:26 p.m. EST Saturday: Power restoration efforts continue in North Carolina, where about 63,000 Duke Energy customers remain without electricity.
10:24 p.m. EST Saturday: Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, continues to add to its record-breaking snowfall, with 30.2 inches.
10:18 p.m. EST Saturday: About 10,000 Jersey Central Power & Light customers without power in central coastal New Jersey, the utility reported.
10:15 p.m. EST Saturday: Crews continue work to clear runways at Washington Dulles International Airport.
Our snow teams will continue working overnight. Here is the scene at the B-gates https://t.co/np2rTElh7w— Dulles Airport (IAD) (@Dulles_Airport) January 24, 2016
9:49 p.m. EST Saturday: People digging out their cars in Baltimore will be digging through 2 feet of snow.
Cars buried in Federal Hill, located on the southern side of Baltimore. (Twitter Photo/@Go_Hamm89)
9:42 p.m. EST Saturday: More roof collapses are being reported all across the mid-Atlantic. This one is a bowling alley in Waynesboro, Virginia.
So Wayne Lanes freaking collapsed 😳 pic.twitter.com/KZaN6RA5Y6— Adam Thompson (@abThompson4) January 24, 2016
9:33 p.m. EST Saturday: Heavy snow has caused the roof of a church to collapse in Downingtown, Pennsylvania.
9:21 p.m. EST Saturday: Snow is stretched out along the Interstate 95 corridor from Boston to Washington D.C. Some areas are experiencing blizzard conditions.
8:40 p.m. EST Saturday: John F. Kennedy International Airport has measured over 24 inches of snow today, setting the record for the heaviest 1-day snowfall on record at the airport. Previous record was 21.6 inches set on Feb. 17, 2003.
8:03 p.m. EST Saturday: Heavy, drifting snow has buried cars across the mid-Atlantic, including these near Neptune, New Jersey.
7:59 p.m. EST Saturday: 25 inches of snow has fallen in Flushing, New York, located just east of Manhattan.
7:30 p.m. EST Saturday: Allentown, Pennsylvania, has measured 31.7 inches of snow so far, with snow still falling. The normal seasonal snowfall total for Allentown is 32.9 inches.
7:17 p.m. EST Saturday: Some people are finding innovative ways to travel in the snow around Washington D.C.
7:10 p.m. EST Saturday: Snow drifts continue to grow across the mid-Atlantic, such as this one in Gilbertsville, Pennsylvania.
7:00 p.m. EST Saturday: The weight of roughly 2 feet of snow has caused several porch roofs to collapse in Baltimore, according to Baltimore's emergency management office.
6:00 p.m. EST Saturday: All major roadways on Long Island and in Manhattan are covered by a significant amount of snow, according to 511NY.
5:57 p.m. EST Saturday: Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, has picked up over 28 inches of snow so far, making this the biggest snowstorm on record to hit the city. The previous record was 25 inches from a snowstorm in 1983, another strong El Niño year.
5:53 p.m. EST Saturday: Only emergency vehicles will be allowed on city roads in Baltimore from 6:30 p.m. Saturday to 6:00 a.m. Sunday.
5:48 p.m. EST Saturday: Multiple events have been postponed around New York City as a result of the storm.
5:15 p.m. EST Saturday: It's officially a blizzard in Washington, D.C. For three hours, visibility has been less than one-quarter of a mile and winds have been consistently above 35 mph.
5:11 p.m. EST Saturday: Sledding was allowed on Capitol Hill for the first time in over 100 years, according to Bloomberg.
(Photo/Instagram user alexandralinnd)
4:50 p.m. EST Saturday: Many of the major roads in southeastern Pennsylvania have significant snow cover, according to PennDOT.
4:45 p.m. EST Saturday: The snow is not stopping the West Virginia University swim team from practicing.
4:35 p.m. EST Saturday: Heavy snow covered this car in Congers, New York:
(Photo/Facebook user Isabelle F Vodonosov)
4:33 p.m. EST Saturday: People in Washington, D.C., are taking advantage of the snow to go sledding down Capitol Hill.
4:15 p.m. EST Saturday: Here are the highest snow totals by state as of 4 p.m. EST.
|Glengary, West Virginia||40 inches|
|Redhouse, Maryland||38 inches|
|Winchester, Virginia||33 inches|
|Carinbrook, Pennsylvania||32 inches|
|Boonville, Kentucky||22 inches|
|Roselle, New Jersey||19.6 inches|
4:07 p.m. EST Saturday: Tidal flood waters have swept away this plow truck in Egg Harbor Township, New Jersey.
3:43 p.m. EST Saturday: Blizzard conditions are expected to develop over Cape Cod, Massachusetts.
Blizzard warnings are in light pink. View all watches and warnings here.
3:41 p.m. EST Saturday: Not only is the storm in the East causing coastal flooding, but also significant beach erosion.
3:25 p.m. EST Saturday: A band of heavy snow has set up from New York City to Washington D.C. Snow rates may exceed 2 inches an hour.
2:51 p.m. EST Saturday: Philadelphia has received 17 inches of snow so far with snow still falling. This makes it the ninth biggest snowstorm on record for Philadelphia.
2:47 P.M. EST Saturday: Over 100,000 electric customers are without power in North Carolina, according to Duke Energy.
2:30 p.m. EST Saturday: Roads in Manhattan are completely covered with snow.
1:54 p.m. EST Saturday: Wave heights have increased significantly near Ocean City, Maryland. Waves have jumped from around 2 feet to over 26 feet in the past 24 hours.
Ocean City MD 67th Street pic.twitter.com/Vi8mNcPN0e— Drew Moyer (@TheDrewMoyer) January 23, 2016
1:30 p.m. EST Saturday: A NWS trained spotter reported 38 inches of snow has fallen in Redhouse, Maryland.
1:04 p.m. EST Saturday: Governor Chris Christie reported approximately 90,000 residents are without power mostly in Atlantic, Cape May and Ocean Counties in New Jersey.
12:50 p.m. EST Saturday: Windy conditions in Reading, Pennsylvania:
12:44 p.m. EST Saturday:
12:39 p.m. EST Saturday: Governor Andrew Cuomo placed a road travel ban starting at 2:30 p.m. local time in New York City and Long Island.
12:24 p.m. EST Saturday: More than 38,000 Jersey Central Power and Light customers are without power, the utility reports.
12:05 p.m. EST Saturday: A car completely covered in snow in the Hagerstown, Maryland, area.
11:43 a.m. EST Saturday: A declaration of disaster was issued for the city of York, Pennsylvania, the York City Fire Department reported.
11:33 a.m. EST Saturday: Over 40,000 Atlantic City Electric customers are without power, the utility reports.
11:30 a.m. EST Saturday: Snow up to a mailbox in Hopwood, Pennsylvania:
(Photo/Lisa R. Brown)
10:53 a.m. EST Saturday: The game between the Philadelphia Flyers and New York Islanders at Barclays Center has been postponed due to the snow impacting the New York City area.
10:30 a.m. EST Saturday: Large snow drifts at the Blue Knob All Seasons Resort in Claysburg, Pennsylvania, around 25 miles south of Altoona, Pennsylvania.
(Facebook Photo/Ed Dodson)
10:15 a.m. EST Saturday: The Metropolitan Transportation Authority of New York is suspending all New York City bus services starting at noon Saturday, the New York governor reported.
10:00 a.m. EST Saturday: Flooding in the Ocean City, New Jersey area.
For earlier storm reports, click here.
The heat felt across the United Kingdom during the middle of July has faded and is not expected to return through at least the first week of August.
As July draws to a close, a storm system swinging up from the Deep South will bring downpours to the northeastern U.S. and break the back of an extended heat wave.
The F1 season continues this weekend with the German Grand Prix in Hockenheim with disruptive showers and thunderstorms in the forecast.
Repeating and slow-moving storms will raise the risk of flash flooding and damaging winds over northern and central High Plains into Thursday night.
Repeating downpours will raise the risk for flash flooding along the Gulf coast and lower Mississippi Valley through the middle days of the week.
A stifling heat wave will remain entrenched across the Northeast much of this week, despite a brief reprieve in humidity for some.
2.75" of rain in less than 60 minutes just east of downtown Cleveland. 3.12" of rain fell in less than 60 minutes in Elyria.
Pollack, MD (2008)
Softball-sized hail shattered cars and windows.
Bridgetown, NJ (1803)
Tornado at 8:00 a.m. "The storm increased, and for the space of about three-quarters of an hour the lightnings were incessant and the thundering most awfully majestic." "The body of a covered wagon, taken from the wagon house, torn from from the springs, shattered and set up on end, the axel trees broken and 3 of the wheels torn from the same were found in different places at a distance of 50 feet." "One new wheel of a new heavy strong wagon broken entirely to pieces."