Nor'easter by the numbers: Find out how hard the storm hit
Friday, March 17, 2017, 10:51 - Despite the low snowfall totals registered in the main metro areas of the northeast like Boston or New York, this week's major Winter Storm has dumped significant amounts of snow across many interior areas from Pennsylvania to Vermont.
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Some spots of interior Pennsylvania, New York, New Hampshire or Vermont have been literally buried under several feet of snow.
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Bolton Valley Ski Area, located in the northern Vermont Green Mountains stands out among all places for accumulating close to 5 feet of snow. But despite the intensity of this week´s snowstorm, the largest snowfall in the state of Vermont occurred in Mount Mansfield back on April 2, 1969 when 149 inches pilled-up.
Snowfall Records for some areas
This nor’easter Winter Storm has left a 1 to 3 feet of snow swath across much of the northeast. Heavy snow combined with gusty winds favored greater depths in some areas, with specific locations like Hartwick, New York accumulating 48.4 inches or Lake Placid, New York reaching 42 inches.
Some towns of south-central New York also registered impressive snowfall amounts, as was the case of Binghamton, where the airport reported a total 35.3 inches between March 14 and 15.
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The most populated city in Vermont, Burlington, nearly set the record at 30.4 inches of snow, falling short to the January 2010 snowstorm record by close to 3 inches. Several observatories in New York and Vermont reported outstanding snowfall rates, as was the case of the Burlington observatory, which recorded a 5 inch per hour snowfall rate on March 14.
Snowfall totals for some of the major urban areas in the region are not as impressive and include 6 inches at Philadelphia International Airport, 7.6 inches in New York's Central Park and 6.6 inches in Boston.
This Winter Storm was very active, however, snowstorm total record values were far from those reported during previous storms. These are the top values by state in the Northeast:
• Massachusetts: 62 inches on Jan. 13, 1996
• Maine: 84 inches on Feb. 28, 1969
• New York: 119 inches in the Adirondacks on April 20, 1943
• Vermont: 149 inches on Mount Mansfield, April 2, 1969
• Rhode Island: 42 inches on Feb. 7, 1978
• New Jersey: 52 inches on Feb. 5, 1961
• Maryland: 54 inches on March 15, 1993
• Connecticut: 55 inches on Feb. 5, 1961
• Pennsylvania: 60 inches on March 22-23, 1958
• New Hampshire: 164 inches on Mount Washington on Feb. 27, 1969
Hurricane Force Winds and High Surf
As the storm tracked northeast along the coast from Virginia to Maine, wind gusts in some areas achieved hurricane strength. Strongest gusts where recorded in the Cape Cod area of Massachusetts, with top values oscillating between 70 and 79 mph.
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Downed trees, power outages and blizzard conditions have also been the norm across many areas, but especially noticeable in eastern Massachusetts, southern New York and eastern Pennsylvania.
Major flooding due to the strong winds and high surf also affected several coastal areas of the northeast, but was especially impactful along the New Jersey coast.
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