Jan 25, 2016

This weekend’s blizzard was a ‘multi-billion-dollar’ disaster

Washington, DC
Baltimore, MD
New York, NY
Philadelphia, PA
Glengary, WV
New Jersey
Delaware
USA
by
Brian Kahn
,
Wx Shift
Washington, D.C. from space on Sunday, after being buried under up to 2 feet of snow. Photo: NASA Earth Observatory
Washington, D.C. from space on Sunday, after being buried under up to 2 feet of snow. Photo: NASA Earth Observatory

More than 2 feet of snow fell across parts of an area stretching from West Virginia to New York, including a high snow mark of 42 inches in Glengary, W.Va., and records set at some stations in Baltimore, Washington, D.C. and New York. Coastal flooding set high water marks at three stations in New Jersey and one in Delaware while heavy ice coated the Southeast and caused widespread power outages and at least a dozen road fatalities.