A historic October storm slammed the Northeast with tree-snapping, travel-disrupting snow over the weekend. New York City and other cities shattered October snow records with highest snow totals elsewhere across the Northeast topping 2 feet.
An unprecedented (for October) 2.9 inches of snow was measured in New York City's Central Park on Saturday.
Since snowfall records began in 1869, Central Park has never received an inch of snow on any given October day.
The last time that Central Park recorded measurable snow was on Oct. 21, 1952 when 0.5 of an inch fell. Prior to that, 0.8 of an inch fell on Oct. 30, 1925.
La Guardia and JFK International airports both set October snow records as well with 1.7 and 1.5 inches, respectively.
A very snowy scene in Sinking Spring, Pa., on Saturday afternoon. Photo submitted by AccuWeather.com Facebook Fan Francesco S.
Other October Snow Records Smashed
Hartford, Conn., was buried by 12.3 inches of snow on Saturday, shattering the record for the most snow ever received on an October day. The previous record was 1.7 inches set on Oct. 10, 1979.
An all-time snowfall record for any day in October was set in Worcester, Mass., on Saturday with 11.4 inches of snow. The old record was 7.5 inches set on Oct. 10, 1979.
Newark, N.J., set a daily snow record with 5.2 inches of snow on Saturday. This will also go down in the record book as the greatest snow on any given day during the month of October. Previously, Newark had not received an inch of snow in October.
Daily Snowfall Records Set on Saturday
Concord, N.H., was blanketed by 13.6 inches of snow on Saturday, breaking the old daily record of 0.2 of an inch set back in 1952.
Albany, N.Y., set a daily snow record with 3.8 inches of snow on Saturday. The previous record was 0.4 of an inch set back in 2000.
Another daily snow record was set in Pittsburgh, Pa., on Saturday when 1.6 inches fell. The previous record was 0.6 of an inch from 2008.
Philadelphia got 0.3 of an inch of snow on Saturday, breaking the old record of a trace for the date set way back in 1902. Likewise, Wilmington, Del., had 0.3 of an inch, surpassing the trace the city got in 2002.
The nation's capital got a dusting of snow that set a new record on Saturday. The 0.6 of an inch that fell on Saturday was unprecedented. Previously, Washington, D.C., had never received snow on Oct. 29.
Daily Snowfall Records Set on Sunday
A record snowfall of 6.0 inches was set at Bangor, Maine, on Sunday. This broke the old record of 5.0 inches set back in 1963.
Boston, Mass., got a dusting of snow that set a new record on Sunday. The 0.6 of an inch that fell broke the old record of a trace set in 2000.
Worcester, Mass., got an additional 3.2 inches of snow on Sunday, setting another daily snow record. The old record was 0.1 of an inch was set way back in 1925.
In Providence, R.I., an additional 1.2 inches of snow fell on Sunday. This amount broke the previous record of a trace set in 2000.
Below is a collection of other snow totals by state across the Northeast through Sunday afternoon.
--Bristol: 17.0 inches
--East Farmington Heights: 13.0 inches
--Manchester: 9.0 inches
--Hillsboro: 21.5 inches
--Peterborough: 24.0 inches
--Jaffrey: 31.4 inches
--Bridgton: 17.5 inches
--Gray: 12.9 inches
--Otisfield: 14.0 inches
--Plainfield: 30.8 inches
--Ashfield: 25.5 inches
--Worthington: 24.0 inches
--Goshen: 25.0 inches
--Harriman: 16.0 inches
--Armonk: 12.5 inches
--Yankee Lake: 16.5 inches
--White Plains: 7.5 inches
--Yonkers: 7.0 inches
--Laurel Summit: 12.2 inches
--Freeland: 13.0 inches
--Mount Cobb: 12.7 inches
--Hazeleton: 16.0 inches
--West Milford: 19.0 inches
--North Caldwell: 12.0 inches
--Ringwood: 10.5 inches
The potential for locally dangerous and disruptive thunderstorms will exist over the Midwest into Wednesday evening.
Areas from Central America to southeastern Mexico, western Cuba and southern Florida will be on alert into next week as a tropical system may form.
Warmth will build and evolve into a heat wave across a significant part of the western United States this week.
Rounds of heavy thunderstorms will raise the risk of flooding across the south-central United States into Friday.
Temperatures and humidity levels will throttle back as dry air expands southward in the northeastern United States through the middle of the week.
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Johnstown, PA (1889)
Flood disaster. Heavy rains caused overtopping of 90-foot high earthen dam Conemaugh River, 14 miles north in the mountains. The dam gave way and a torrent water roared down on the city at 50 mph. The force of the water moved a 48-ton 1 mile. Over 2,100 people died.
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12.59" of rain - 24 hour record for state.
North Texas (1982)
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