Historic Northeast Snowstorm: What's Happening Now
By By Matt Alto, Meteorologist
November 02, 2011, 12:43:30 AM EDT
All eyes are on the Northeast as this weekend's "crushing," early season snowstorm plasters the Northeast hard and fast.
The latest on the snowstorm can be found here.
As of 7:00 a.m. EDT Sunday, snow was thumping across portions of New Hampshire and Maine. Snow and rain were tapering off in Massachusetts.
Within the heaviest zone, there were pockets of intense snow and blowing snow causing poor visibility for motorists.
Meanwhile, even where snow was winding down, roads are icy this morning with plummeting overnight lows. Gusty winds on top of the icy road are leading to travel issues.
Wind gusts of more than 60 mph were lashing the New England coast. A 68-mph gust was measured in Nantucket, Mass.
**Snowfall amounts thus far include 27.8 inches at Plainfield, Mass.**
**New York City's Central Park shattered its October snow record when 2.9 inches fell.**
**The AP reports more than 2.3 million customers have lost power in the Northeast.**
Saturday's snow shattered records in terms of its early season arrival and the unprecedented amounts of snow associated with it. More records could fall today.
With most trees across the Northeast still full with leaves, the snow will still be capable of snapping tree limbs in large part due to the sheer weight of the snow.
To make matters worse, many areas will see high winds strong enough to take down these vulnerable trees as well as some power lines. More power outages and tree damage are expected from Pennsylvania, New Jersey and southern New York into New England this afternoon.
These power outages may persist for days in hard-hit communities, leaving many people in the dark to deal with the cold.
Air-traffic delays are expected at airports across the Northeast due to wind, causing headaches for those trying to traveling into and out of the region. The delays affecting the major hubs will also slow air-travel in other airports across the country.
Check back with AccuWeather.com periodically throughout the day as we keep you updated on the latest real-time impacts from Mother Nature's "Halloweekend Thriller."
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