As a storm continues to make its own cold air, temperatures and snow levels were falling, reaching more and more of the higher elevations in New England Friday.
"Snow levels across Vermont during the midday Friday ranged from near 2,000 feet in the south to 3,000 feet in the north," according to Dale Mohler, expert senior meteorologist.
Snow was falling on top of Mount Mansfield, east of Burlington, Vt.
Meanwhile, snow was also flying and accumulating at the mid-slope lodge at Killington Resort, and the road up to the resort was snow covered and slushy during the middle of the day Friday.
"The White Mountains in New Hampshire were also living up to their name," added Mohler.
Mount Washington, N.H. was being hit by blizzard conditions with near-zero visibility in snow and 80-mph wind gusts.
A foot of snow may blanket the tops of the mountains in Vermont and New Hampshire through tonight.
Evidence of snow and slush may be visible in some areas as low as 1,500 feet tonight into early Saturday.
This was the scene across the higher elevations of Vermont Friday midday, Oct. 15, 2010. Photo by photos.com.
Snow will also fall over the Adirondacks of New York state late today and tonight, as well as in the Laurentian Mountains in Quebec.
Some snowflakes could make the trip as far south as the ridges in the Catskills and Berkshires tonight and the Longfellow Mountains in Maine Saturday.
Amateur and professional photographers may want to capture the early season snowfall amidst a background of fall foliage. Even though leaves are past peak in many of the northern areas, there are still a few pockets of color.
Be careful when snow spotting into Saturday, as gusty winds may be bringing down trees and wires on secondary mountain roads.
Just as the wind will blow leaves about at lower elevations around the Northeast into Saturday, winds will also create low visibility where snow is flying in the mountains.
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.