East Coast digs out from 4th nor’easter in 3 weeks; 5 states reporting over 1 foot of snow


Posted on: March 22nd, 2018 by ABC News No Comments

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK CITY) — In the wake of the East Coast’s fourth nor’easter in three weeks, five states from Virginia to New York are left with more than a foot of snow. Some residents on Long Island are digging out from a whopping 20 inches of snow.

The snow, which tore through Washington, D.C., Philadelphia and  on Wednesday, reached Boston this morning, where schools were closed today.

Here are some of the major snowfall totals:


New York:

  • New York City’s Central Park: 8.4 inches
  • New York City’s LaGuardia Airport: 9.6 inches
  • Staten Island: 13.8 inches
  • Queens: 14.5 inches
  • Nassau County (Long Island): 16 inches
  • Suffolk County (Long Island): 20.1 inches

 New Jersey:

  • Union County: 11.8 inches
  • Ocean County: 15.5 inches
  • Monmouth County: 14 inches
  • Burlington County: 13.5 inches

Pennsylvania:

  • Philadelphia Airport: 7.6 inches
  • Lehigh and Montgomery Counties: 16 inches


Washington, D.C., area:

  • Washington Dulles International Airport 5.3 inches
  • Baltimore – Washington International Airport: 4.7 inches
  • Frederick County, Maryland: 16.5 inches

The storm left over 65,000 customers without power across the Northeast this afternoon. The most outages were in New Jersey where over 54,000 customers were without power.

Over 4,400 flights were canceled within, into or out of the United States on Wednesday and more than 700 flights have been canceled so far today, according to aviation data services company FlightAware.

“I’m getting used to it,” Philadelphia resident Rick told ABC News on Wednesday as the snow piled up. “I think I’m about done with the snow here, but here it is, so you gotta make do.”

Rick said the wind has been worse than the snow, but it’s really the combination of both “that’s really beating us up.”

“Hopefully it’s the last one,” he said. “It’s actually springtime, so let’s hope that’s the end.”

Meanwhile, a new storm is forming. Winter storm watches and warnings are in effect for 11 states from North Dakota to Virginia as a new winter blast moves in, bringing over 6 inches of snow to some areas on Friday and Saturday.

The storm will be in the North Dakota area on Friday, and then by Saturday morning the storm will move across the Midwest, bringing snow from Minneapolis to south of Chicago and into Indianapolis.

Saturday night the storm tracks across the Ohio Valley and into the mid-Atlantic with snow from Cincinnati to Roanoke, Virginia, before it moves off the coast early Sunday morning.

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