UPDATE (3 PM): Blog reader Chris reports: "I drove north from Springfield to my home and Greenfield at 12:30 and on a 10 mile section of Route 91 south I counted over 30 vehicles off the road or in accidents and at least 5 jack-knifed tractor trailers."
Here are the highest snowfall amounts so far reported by NWS spotters and blog readers as of 2 PM Eastern:
Freezing rain has been reported in Michigan, Pennsylvania, New York, Maryland, and New Jersey but the highest amounts reported by spotters are:
State College, PA: 1.0" (& sleet)
SOUDERTON, PA: 0.8"
SOMERVILLE, NJ: 0.6" (& sleet)
And now for something completely different, three amigos (Henry, myself and Shawn, a storm chaser from AccuWeather's Forecasting ranks) attempting to do a proof-of-concept for uploading storm chase video from the field (no pun intended). We hooked Henry's cell phone up to Verizon's Broadband Access (on the pay-by-day feature which is about $2) and used our proprietary blogging tools to upload our videos to AccuWeather.com. The first video is the real thing, the second is some B-Roll behind-the-scenes stuff I recorded. Henry has one additional video on his blog.
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A Facebook reader from Europe asked where he could move in the United States to experience both extreme snow and severe thunderstorms.
Over 1,000 snow and cold records have been set over the last 30 days in the winter that won't end.
The March Nor'easter dropped 39 inches of snow and had 100 mph winds.
Two webcams in California and Montana show massive differences in snow compared to last winter.