Snow Records Fall During Wednesday's Nor'easter

By , Senior Meteorologist
November 10, 2012; 5:23 AM ET
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When more than a foot of snow blankets the Northeast in early November, snowfall records are sure to fall, and that is exactly what happened with Wednesday's nor'easter.

Clintonville, Conn., measured 13.5 inches of snow this morning, the highest so far from the nor'easter. Freehold, N.J., followed with a close 13.0 inches.

Scroll below for a state-by-state list of snow totals from the nor'easter.

The snow did more than create a winter wonderland and add to the misery for Hurricane Sandy-ravaged areas; it also entered history books in numerous cities.

The following are the daily snowfall records set on Wednesday with the previous record in parenthesis:

--Newark, N.J.: 5.7 inches (trace from 1981)
--Bridgeport, Conn.: 5.4 inches (2.0 inches from 1953)
--Worcester, Mass.: 5.2 inches (1.4 inches from 1953)
--New York City's Central Park: 4.3 inches (0.1 of an inch from 1878)
--New York City's John F. Kennedy Airport: 4.0 inches (first occurrence of snow on November 7)
--Hartford, Conn.: 3.4 inches (0.2 of an inch from 1953)
--Atlantic City, N.J.: 2.5 inches (2.0 inches from 1953)
--Islip, N.Y.: 1.7 inches (first occurrence of snow on November 7)
--Providence, R.I.: 1.3 inches (trace from 2010)
--New York City's LaGuardia Airport: 1.1 inches (first occurrence of snow on November 7)
--Bangor, Maine: 0.3 of an inch (trace from 2002)

Note that the above amounts are what fell on Wednesday, not the final total from the nor'easter.

The total in New York City's Central Park stands at 4.7 inches when the snow from early this morning is added in.

Since record-keeping began in 1869, Central Park has never measured more than 3 inches of snow this early in the snowfall season. Nov. 23, 1989, previously held that distinction with 4.4 inches.

The 4.7 inches at Central Park now makes this month tied with November 1989 as New York City's sixth snowiest November on record. November 1898 sits at the top of that list with 19.0 inches. fan Ralph Fato captured this snowy scene in Norwalk, Conn., this morning. Click here to view additional storm photos.

Nor'easter Snow Totals, as of 10 a.m. EST Thursday:

New Jersey:

--Freehold: 13.0 inches
--Manchester Township: 12.0 inches
--Cheesequake: 7.8 inches
--Ridgefield: 7.5 inches
--Newark: 6.2 inches


--Lower Makefield Township: 2.0 inches
--Philadelphia Airport: Trace

New York:

--Bronxville: 9.5 inches
North Valley Stream: 8.0 inches
--Bayside: 7.9 inches


--Clintonville: 13.5 inches
--North Haven: 12.0 inches
--Monroe: 11.5 inches
--Tolland: 9.0 inches
--Manchester: 8.0 inches
--New Milford: 7.0 inches


--Southbridge: 9.3 inches
--Foxboro: 6.0 inches
--Worcester: 5.2 inches

Rhode Island:

--Cumberland: 5.0 inches
--Providence: 3.7 inches
--Coventry: 2.0 inches

New Hampshire:

--Franklin Falls Dam: 3.5 inches
--Epping: 3.0 inches
--South Hudson: 2.2 inches


--Topsfield: 5.4 inches
--Hope: 4.0 inches
--Bangor: 3.0 inches
--Portland (Deering Neighborhood): 2.8 inches


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