Frigid winds blasted across the Northeast over the weekend, triggering heavy lake-effect snow downwind of the Great Lakes and in the Appalachians.
"The coldest air mass of the season moved into the Northeast and mid-Atlantic this weekend," AccuWeather Senior Meteorologist Dave Samuhel said. "The wind took the cold air across the Great Lakes, which are still relatively mild, resulting in widespread lake-effect snow."
Up to two feet of snow buried Crawford County, Pa., as of late Sunday. The heavy lake-effect snow created slick and dangerous travel conditions downwind of the Great Lakes, including along I-90, or the New York State Thruway, according to the New York Department of Transportation.
Flurries made it as far south as Ocean City, Md.
High winds whipping at 40-55 mph Sunday morning made AccuWeather RealFeel® temperatures even lower than actual temperatures across the Northeast and mid-Atlantic.
New York City recorded its first subfreezing high in November since 1996 as the temperature only rose to 30 degrees Fahrenheit on Sunday.
Montpelier, Vt., topped out at a high of 16 F on Sunday, setting a new record for the lowest maximum temperature for Nov. 24. The old record was 20 F set back in 2000.
A snow squall blasted Newark Valley, N.Y., on Saturday, Nov. 23, 2013, and AccuWeather Facebook fan Michael G took the above photos. The top picture was taken at 2:45 p.m. EST, and the bottom picture was taken just 15 minutes later.
AccuWeather Meteorologist and Social Media Coordinator Jesse Ferrell captured a video of umbrellas blowing away in a blustery snow squall in State College, Pa., on Saturday, Nov. 23, 2013.
David McFeaters took a picture of this snowy scene in Oil City, Venango County, Pa., where more than a foot of lake-effect snow fell. Roads were shut down with accidents occurring on slick roadways on Sunday, Nov. 24, 2013.
Timothy Rudisille Photography wrote of this Nov. 24 photo, "We got a little bit of snow today in Oil City, Pa.! We had green grass yesterday.
David McFeaters captured this photo of what he estimates to be 12-18 inches of snow on a trampoline in Oil City, Venango County, Pa., on Sunday, Nov. 24, 2013.
The coldest air of the winter will plunge southward across much of the eastern United States and will feature single-digit and sub-zero temperatures in the Northeast during the Valentine's Day weekend.
A storm unleashing snow from the mid-Atlantic to the Northeast on Tuesday will slow travel and cause delays.
Episodes of snow and slippery travel will affect the mid-Atlantic states and parts of New England through Thursday.
Denver Broncos fans celebrating the Super Bowl win will see ideal conditions for Tuesday's parade and pep rally.
A new study has found that nearly a tenth of cereal crops have been wiped out due to droughts and heat waves between 1964 and 2007.
Chilly air will visit New Orleans this year for the annual Mardi Gras celebrations and linger over the city until later in the week.
Philadelphia, PA (1934)
Absolute minimum: -11 degrees.
Vanderbilt, MI (1934)
-51 degrees; record low for state.
Rio Grande City, TX (1960)
102 deg.(2 days later 10 inches of snow at Port Arthur).