Nor'easter Wraps Up in Philadelphia, New York City

By Courtney Spamer, Meteorologist
November 9, 2012; 3:40 AM ET
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While the nor'easter is not completely finished and is still causing trouble in the Northeast, it has finally wrapped up across the mid-Atlantic.

The southern portion of the Northeast had most of their rain, snow and wind from this storm by 5 a.m.

Wednesday alone, Newark, N.J. received 5.7 inches of snow. This broke the old daily record snowfall of only a trace set back in 1981.

Most of New York City's precipitation also fell as snow, picking up 4.3 inches Wednesday with a storm total of 4.7 inches. The Wednesday total broke yet another daily record, previously 0.10 of an inch from the year 1878.

New York City and Newark were not the only cities across the Northeast that set daily snowfall records.

Many impacts were felt along all of the mid-Atlantic states with this storm.


The highest Pennsylvania wind gust was 31 mph at the Northeast Philadelphia Airport. Thankfully, this was a far cry from the intense winds that affected the area during Hurricane Sandy.

The amount of snow that fell in The Keystone State was also relatively tame. The highest recorded snow amount was in Lower Makefield Township which came in at 2 inches.

New Jersey:

New Jersey, however, was a completely different story. Some of the highest snow totals have been recorded in central New Jersey. Freehold, for one, recorded 13 inches of snow through early Thursday morning. Manchester Township, just one county farther south, recorded 12 inches of snow.

Even the more coastal areas of New Jersey had some snow yesterday. Atlantic City, one of the many towns devastated by Sandy early last week, received 2.5 inches of snow on top of more than a quarter of an inch of rain. This broke the previous daily snow record of 2.0 inches from 1953.

New York:

Snow showers are expected to continue this morning over Long Island as wrap-around moisture pushes through.

New York state is also about done seeing snow from this storm. Warwick recorded 4.7 inches of snow, and Kent Cliffs in Putnam County had 6.5 inches of snow.

Flushing, in Queens County, accumulated 7 inches of snow as of 8 a.m. EST Thursday and Malverne tallied up 6.5 inches.


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