Blizzard of ’22: News from the weekend nor’easter you may have missed

Powerful storm blanketed parts of Northeast, New England in feet of snow

A powerful storm pummeled the Northeast and New England over the weekend, burying parts of the regions in feet of snow.

Here’s a look at some of the news about the nor’easter that you may have missed.

It dumped heavy snow

Widespread snow totals of 12-30 inches were observed along the New Jersey shores, across Long Island and into Rhode Island, Connecticut and eastern Massachusetts. 

Some of the highest snow totals were recorded in Massachusetts. Stoughton, Sharon and Quincy ranked among the highest with their snow totals by seeing 30 inches of snow. 

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There were hurricane-force winds, blizzard conditions

In addition to the snow, blistering wind speeds raked the coastlines with a gust of 87 mph registered in Wellfleet, Massachusetts, on Cape Cod, 83 mph in Nantucket and 78 mph in Provincetown.

Those high winds combined with the heavy snow and produced blizzard conditions across mainly coastal areas of the Northeast and New England.

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It was a ‘bomb cyclone’

The storm underwent a process called "bombogenesis," meaning the central pressure of the low-pressure system dropped at least 24 millibars in 24 hours. According to the Weather Prediction Center, pressure in the cyclone dropped 35 millibars in 18 hours. That put it well inside the qualification to be designated a "bomb cyclone."

Man drowns while shoveling snow

A man drowned Saturday after falling into a swimming pool while shoveling snow during a blizzard on Long Island, according to reports.

FOX 5 New York reported the Southold Town Police Department received a 911 call regarding the incident around 8:30 a.m.

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Crews are still working to restore power

The high winds brought down power lines across parts of the Northeast and New England, leaving thousands of people without electricity.

A spokesman for Eversource, the power provider for the Boston area, said Monday that about 1,000 customers are still without power there and crews are working hard to get it restored.