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The March Nor'easter (called #windmageddon on Twitter) knocked out power to over 2.5 million people Friday, over 2 million of whom are still without power Saturday morning. This satellite image shows that the storm is almost the size of the United States as it exits:
The Nor'easter also brought winds between 90 and 102 mph and over 39 inches of snow to one location in New York State. Over 700 reports of wind damage were received by the NWS.
Here's some of the insanity in selected GREarth weather animations:
These maps show the highest wind gusts and snowfall amounts (click any map to enlarge):
HIGHEST WIND GUSTS BY STATE:
Over 39 inches of snow fell at one point in New York state, inside a large area of more than two feet. The major cities mostly escaped the storm, although Philadelphia had a few inches.
Below are specific local storm reports issued to the NWS:
HIGHEST SNOW TOTALS BY STATE:
Cobleskill, NY: 39.3"
Coolbaugh, PA: 22.5"
Woodford, VT: 14"
High Point, NJ: 13.5"
Highland Lakes, NJ: 13.2"
Plainfield, MA: 12"
Sharon, CT: 6"
Alstead & Cheshire, NH: 4"
NEW YORK STATE:
HALCOTT CENTER: 35.0
WEST KILL: 26.0
The map below shows 757 reports of wind damage from North Carolina to Maine, which were filed with the National Weather Service. At least 100 additional reports of wind damage were received by AccuWeather.
Boston received its third-highest storm surge in the last 100 years. Nantucket peaked at over four feet above normal tides.
You can see amazing photos and videos of the damage from the storm in our recap story .
It was amazing to see how much was going on inside the storm system, when viewed from the 1-minute resolution GOES-16 visible satellite:
This water vapor image shows the storm late Friday night:
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