Mar 14, 2017

Big Cities Largely Spared by Northeast Storm; Huge Totals Piling Up Inland

Mt Pocono, PA
Endwell, NY
Highland Lakes, Vernon Township, NJ
USA
by
Bob Henson and Jeff Masters
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Category 6
The Weather Channel's Jen Carfagno reports on Winter Storm Stella from the Tidal Basin in Washington, D.C. on Tuesday, March 14, 2017. Photo Kevin Wolf, AP Images for The Weather Channel
The Weather Channel's Jen Carfagno reports on Winter Storm Stella from the Tidal Basin in Washington, D.C. on Tuesday, March 14, 2017. Photo Kevin Wolf, AP Images for The Weather Channel

Even though Tuesday’s much-anticipated storm (dubbed Stella by The Weather Channel) was producing more of an icy mess than a winter wonderland along the corridor from Washington, D.C., to New York, it wouldn’t be entirely fair to call it a bust. Power outages were piling up quickly at midday Tuesday throughout the region as fierce winds battered the area, gusting well above 40 mph along the coast from New Jersey to Massachusetts. Precipitation has been very intense, just as expected, and you don’t have to go far inland from the Interstate 95 corridor to encounter extreme snowfall. 

Mount Pocono, PA, had received 23.0” of snow as of 11 am EDT Tuesday, and Endwell, NY, just west of Binghamton, had racked up 18.3” as of 10 am. Highland Lakes, NJ—only about 30 miles northwest of Manhattan—reported 14.5” as of 10:25 am, with an astounding 4.5” of snow reportedly falling in just one hour.