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    Jesse Ferrell

    A tale of three nor'easters

    By Jesse Ferrell, AccuWeather meteorologist
    3/19/2018, 12:53:49 PM

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    It's been a crazy, snowy month for New England. Three nor'easters have hit the area in two weeks. Here's what they looked like on satellite:

    All Noreasters Satellite


    And here is the snowfall that they wrought:

    Noreasters (Snow)


    Note that no two snow storms are ever the same -- the first storm was an eastern New York state special, while the second was worse from northern New Jersey into southern Vermont. This week's nor'easter featured heavy snow from Rhode island up through Maine. Note that the major cities stayed out of the first storm and Cape Cod didn't get any snow at all until storm number three.

    Two Noreasters Snow Totals New England


    A few areas got hit twice with heavy snow, though how much really feel at any particular point isn't clear. The map above covers the last two storms, but omits the first. A large part of New England received 2-3 feet from both storms.

    The other big story with these storm triplets was the wind. The first storm was called #windmageddon on Social Media and caused widespread tree damage, cutting power to over 2.5 million customers -- I did a whole blog on that event. The second storm didn't have notable wind. This week's storm brought high winds to coastal New England, cutting power to 250,000 -- one tenth what #windmageddon had done.

    Nor'easters Winds


    A complete list of top snowfall amounts by state, and top wind gusts, for all three storms is shown below:

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    3/1-3/3 NOR'EASTER:
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    HIGHEST SNOW TOTALS:

    • Richmondville, NY: 37.6"
    • Coolbaugh Township, PA: 22.5"
    • Woodford, VT: 14"
    • Highland Lakes, NJ: 13.2"
    • Berkshire, MA: 10"
    • Sharon, CT: 6"
    • Alstead & Cheshire, NH: 4"

    HIGHEST WIND GUSTS:

    • Grandfather Mountain, NC: 102 mph
    • Mt. Washington, NH: 98 mph
    • Barnstable: 93 mph
    • East Falmouth: 92 mph
    • Wellfleet: 91 mph
    • Little Compton, RI: 83 mph
    • East Falmouth, MA: 83 mph
    • Chesapeake Light Tower, VA: 79 mph
    • Etlan, VA: 78 mph
    • Yellow Spring, WV: 76 mph
    • Chickaree, PA: 74 mph

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    3/6-3/9 NOR'EASTER:
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    TOP SNOW AMOUNTS BY STATE:

    • Woodford, VT: 36.0"
    • Berkshire, MA: 32.0"
    • New Fairfield, CT: 26.8"
    • Sloatsburg, NY: 26.0"
    • Franklin Lakes, NJ: 24.0"
    • Madison, NH: 18.0"
    • Burrillville, RI: 13.0"

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    3/13-3/14 NOR'EASTER:
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    TOP SNOW AMOUNTS BY STATE:

    • Wilmington, MA: 29.5"
    • Deerfield, NH: 27.4"
    • Acton, ME: 26.0"
    • East Barre, VT: 24.9"
    • North Foster, RI: 21.9"
    • Southampton, NY: 18.3"
    • Waterford, CT: 17.5"

    HIGHEST WIND GUSTS:

    • East Falmouth, MA: 81 mph
    • Hyannis, MA: 79 mph
    • Nantucket, MA: 77 mph
    • Barnstable: 76 mph
    • Wellfleet, MA: 70 mph
    • Richmondville, NY: 37.6"
    • Coolbaugh Township, PA: 22.5"
    • Woodford, VT: 14"
    • Highland Lakes, NJ: 13.2"
    • Berkshire, MA: 10"
    • Sharon, CT: 6"
    • Alstead & Cheshire, NH: 4"

    HIGHEST WIND GUSTS:

    • Grandfather Mountain, NC: 102 mph
    • Mt. Washington, NH: 98 mph
    • Barnstable: 93 mph
    • East Falmouth: 92 mph
    • Wellfleet: 91 mph
    • Little Compton, RI: 83 mph
    • East Falmouth, MA: 83 mph
    • Chesapeake Light Tower, VA: 79 mph
    • Etlan, VA: 78 mph
    • Yellow Spring, WV: 76 mph
    • Chickaree, PA: 74 mph

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    3/6-3/9 NOR'EASTER:
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    TOP SNOW AMOUNTS BY STATE:

    • Woodford, VT: 36.0"
    • Berkshire, MA: 32.0"
    • New Fairfield, CT: 26.8"
    • Sloatsburg, NY: 26.0"
    • Franklin Lakes, NJ: 24.0"
    • Madison, NH: 18.0"
    • Burrillville, RI: 13.0"

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    3/13-3/14 NOR'EASTER:
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    TOP SNOW AMOUNTS BY STATE:

    • Wilmington, MA: 29.5"
    • Deerfield, NH: 27.4"
    • Acton, ME: 26.0"
    • East Barre, VT: 24.9"
    • North Foster, RI: 21.9"
    • Southampton, NY: 18.3"
    • Waterford, CT: 17.5"

    HIGHEST WIND GUSTS:

    • East Falmouth, MA: 81 mph
    • Hyannis, MA: 79 mph
    • Nantucket, MA: 77 mph
    • Barnstable: 76 mph
    • Wellfleet, MA: 70 mph
    The views expressed are those of the author and not necessarily those of AccuWeather, Inc. or AccuWeather.com

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    Jesse Ferrell