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
Hurricane Matthew will take a northward turn this weekend, which will bring the storm along the Atlantic coast of the United States next week.
Hurricane Matthew will threaten the central and northern Caribbean with flooding rain, damaging winds and an inundating storm surge early next week.
It will feel like an extended winter for those living from the northern Plains to the eastern U.S., as cold and snowy conditions last longer than normal.
Persistent downpours will raise the flood risk in part of the mid-Atlantic into Friday night, while rain will spread over the balance of the northeastern United States into the weekend.
Chaba remains on track to become a powerful typhoon and could threaten lives and property across the Ryukyu Islands and mainland Japan next week.
A large chunk of the United Kingdom will catch a break from the recent unsettled weather during the first week of October.
Central and Western NY (1991)
Record cold morning; Buffalo, had 32 degrees, tying the all-time September low. Syracuse dropped to 28 degrees, breaking the old record of 32 set in 1942. Albany hit 28, erasing the 29-degree mark of 1951. Other lows (not official records) included: 21 degrees at Angelica, 22 at Watertown, 24 at Ithaca and 25 at Elmira.
Johnstown, PA (1993)
Light snow in the city did not accumulate but up to 3" accumulated at the airport.
Goldsboro, NC (1999)
30" of rain in September.