An offshore storm will cause windswept rain to soak the
eastern Carolinas today. Enough cold air will be present for
snow to fall and leave up to a few inches along the
northwestern flank of the rain. Meanwhile, dry and mild air
will dominate from the southern Plains to most of the
Northeast. A cold front will make northern Maine the
exception to the mild end to the weekend. The warming will
occur ahead of a storm causing snow to drop over more of the
Upper Midwest. Strong winds on the backside of the storm
will lead to blizzard conditions in western Minnesota and
the eastern Dakotas and localized damage across the northern
Plains. Aside from rain grazing northwestern Washington, dry
weather will dominate the West. Record warmth will bake
Southern California as Santa Ana winds blow.
Storm reports Friday...
- More than 88,000 customers were without power in Massachusetts as
of 10 p.m. Friday EST, according to MEMA.
- More than 50,000 Eversource customers had no electricity in
Connecticut as of noon Friday EST, according to their outage map.
- Several thousand PSEG customers were without power on Long Island
as of 3:00 p.m. Friday EST, according to their outage map.
- A multi-vehicle accident on Interstate 90 near Palmer,
Massachusetts, shut down all westbound lanes, putting traffic at a
- A large crane collapsed in lower Manhattan on Friday morning,
killing one and seriously injuring two people. Winds were observed to
be gusting to 23 mph at Central Park at the time of the collapse.
- More than 140 flights had been canceled at LaGuardia Airport on
Friday morning, according to FlightStats. At Boston Logan
International Airport, more than 100 flights had been canceled.
Storm total snowfall (inches):
Worcester, MA 12.5
Bangor, ME 10.9
Islip, NY 9.8
Portland, ME 8.8
Bridgeport, CT 8.0
Boston, MA 6.8
Hartford, CT 6.6
Manchester, NH 6.0
Concord, NH 5.2
Providence, RI 5.1
JFK Airport, NY 4.6
Newark, NJ 2.8
Central Park, NY 2.5
Wilmington, DE 1.5
Philadelphia, PA 1.2
National High Yesterday 81 at Vista, California
National Low Yesterday -22 at Gunnison, Colorado
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