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.
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.
Connecticut --Bristol: 17.0 inches --East Farmington Heights: 13.0 inches --Manchester: 9.0 inches
New Hampshire --Hillsboro: 21.5 inches --Peterborough: 24.0 inches --Jaffrey: 31.4 inches
Maine --Bridgton: 17.5 inches --Gray: 12.9 inches --Otisfield: 14.0 inches
Massachusetts --Plainfield: 30.8 inches --Ashfield: 25.5 inches --Worthington: 24.0 inches --Goshen: 25.0 inches
New York --Harriman: 16.0 inches --Armonk: 12.5 inches --Yankee Lake: 16.5 inches --White Plains: 7.5 inches --Yonkers: 7.0 inches
Pennsylvania --Laurel Summit: 12.2 inches --Freeland: 13.0 inches --Mount Cobb: 12.7 inches --Hazeleton: 16.0 inches
New Jersey --West Milford: 19.0 inches --North Caldwell: 12.0 inches --Ringwood: 10.5 inches
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