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.
After no rain for almost a month, Santiago braces for rain early in the week. Cool air follows, spreading into Chile, Argentina and Uruguay mid-week.
There is a significant chance that Jimena will turn back toward Hawaii and threaten the islands during the second week of September.
An unusually strong push of cool air for early September will move southward along the Atlantic Seaboard into the Labor Day weekend before July-like heat returns by next week.
Steering winds could take Ignacio, as a remnant storm, into the southeastern arm of Alaska or British Columbia during the middle days of next week.
Strong thunderstorms will roll across the Upper Midwest while rain and strong winds roar through the Northwest this weekend.
While lulls in tropical activity in the Atlantic will continue through the Labor Day weekend, a rapid end to the hurricane season in September does not always occur during an El Nino.
Washington, DC (1939)
"Once in a hundred-year rainstorm" 4.40 inches in 2 hours at the Washington Zoo.
Minneapolis, MN (1941)
Tornado - 5 dead - $450,000 damage.
Greatest natural disaster for Arizona. Rains in central Arizona caused rivers to rise 5-10 feet per hour, sweeping cars and buildings 30-40 feet downstream. Twenty-three lives were claimed by the floodwaters. This rain came from Tropical Storm Norma.