Record snowfall slams U.S. Northeast

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Central Park reported 4.4 inches of snowfall yesterday, shattering the 1878 record of 0.1 inches. Not only setting a record for a Nov. 7, it was the earliest 4-inch snowfall total in the park’s history, reported. By Thursday morning the total had reached 4.7 inches.

Snow storms are unusual at this time of year in the New York City area. In fact, it’s the first time in recorded history that snowfall has ever been recorded at Islip, N.Y., Kennedy and LaGuardia airports.

Bridgeport, Conn., saw 3.5 inches, almost doubling the former record of 2.0 inches set in 1953.

Newark, N.J. reported 2.0 inches; far surpassing the previous record of a trace amount in 1981.

Parts of southern New Jersey saw more than 9 inches, while 6.1 inches was recorded at Newark Airport, which canceled most flights in advance of the storm.

Nassau County’s Malverne recorded 6.5 inches, while Brooklyn’s Sheepshead Bay had 3 inches. Flushing in Queens saw 7 inches, the Bronx’s Riverdale had 4.4 inches, and 6.4 inches was recorded in Great Kills on Staten Island.

The Weather Channel forecast three inches of snow in Philadelphia, and six to 12 inches in southeastern New York and New England.

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6 thoughts on “Record snowfall slams U.S. Northeast”

  1. Johnthe1st, AGREED! Not only that, they STILL voted for Obama even though he never came through with his promises. Guess they are still waiting for their wonderful Big Government to deliver. They’ll be waiting a long, long time. Just ask the folks of Joplin, Missouri.

  2. Doesn’t look like anyone in NYC will be walking around the streets complaining about global warming anytime soon.

  3. Guatemala quake death toll rises to 52

    Guatemalans huddled in the cold streets of an earthquake-ravaged town without communications or power on Thursday, one day after the worst temblor since 1976 shook nearly the entire country, killing at least 52 people and leaving another 22 people missing.

    President Otto Perez Molina said the powerful 7.4-magnitude quake that hit Wednesday morning off the Pacific coast affected as many as 1.2 million people.

  4. I used to feel sorry for these folks. No more. They refuse to prepare. They refuse to move. They expect others to take care of them. I am done with the pity.

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