A massive winter storm walloped the East Coast of the United States yesterday. The impacts of snow, sleet and freezing rain were felt from Georgia to Maine.
Here in New York City, the storm came in two parts. The first round brought us 9.5 inches of snow. Coming down at a rate of 2 to 3 inches per hour, it piled up quickly. Following a lull in the afternoon, round two produced heavy rain, thunder and lightning, and another 3 inches of snow. In the end, this classic nor’easter dumped 12.5 inches of heavy, wet snow in the Big Apple.
So far this February, the city has received 25.7 inches of snow. On average, we usually get 25.1 inches for the entire winter. This season, to date, we have accumulated 54 inches of snow in Central Park, making it our 9th snowiest on record.
More snow is forecast for the weekend.