Over 2 feet of snow, flooding pummel Northeast with more than 350,000 power outages

Flood Watches stretched along the Atlantic shores from Washington, D.C. through New York City and Boston into Bar Harbor, Maine while heavy snows fell from northeastern New York through Vermont, New Hampshire, and Maine.

NEW YORK — A strong coastal storm made for a washout during the first half of the weekend with a steady drumbeat of heavy rain and gusty winds across the Northeast’s Interstate 95 corridor while heavy snow piled up in New England.

Rain began falling across the coastal regions on Saturday morning and only increased in intensity into the afternoon and evening as the storm's center swirled just off New York City and Boston.

Where temperatures were cold enough, precipitation fell in the frozen variety, and there was a lot of it.

Some snow totals eclipsed 2 feet in the higher elevations of New England.

Albany, New Hampshire, reported 28 inches of snow while Ludlow, Vermont, saw 27.3 inches pile up.

Winter Storm Warnings were in effect for the region as many communities reported more than a foot of snow.

"Winter’s not over by any means in interior New England," said FOX Weather Winter Storm Specialist Tom Niziol.

Near the freezing line, some counties had to contend with ice which did not bode well for power lines.

The combination of the saturated ground, gusty winds and precipitation triggered more than 350,000 electricity outages during the peak of activity, according to data from PowerOutage.us.

A heavy contingent of the outages were located in New York and Maine, which both saw gusty winds and heavy wintry precipitation.


The FOX Forecast Center said winds are expected to remain elevated on Sunday as the powerful storm system continues to move away from the Eastern Seaboard.