Weekend snow blankets the Northeast; up to 9 inches reported in higher elevations
Boston picked up 0.9 inches of snow – its first of the season – and that was enough to cause numerous headaches at Logan International Airport.
Snow blanketed the Northeast from Sunday into early Monday, triggering travel impacts on the roads and at airports as some cities received their first measurable snowfall of the season.
Boston picked up 0.9 inches of snow – its first of the season – and that was enough to cause numerous headaches at Logan International Airport. Several Delta Air Lines passengers had to spend hours on the tarmac Sunday night, then hours more stuck in baggage claim into Monday morning due to the combination of snow and deicing delays.
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Some 45 miles west of Boston, dozens of crashes were reported in Worcester, Massachusetts, as the snow fell and roads turned slippery. Snowfall observers around the Worcester area measured 1 to 3 inches of snow.
Prior to the weekend storm system, much of the Interstate 95 corridor hadn't yet picked up measurable snow this season.
While that's still the case for New York City, Philadelphia, Baltimore and Washington, a few larger cities along I-95, such as Bridgeport in Connecticut and Providence in Rhode Island – in addition to Boston – saw their first accumulating snowfall Sunday.
Bridgeport picked up 0.8 inches of snow, and Providence recorded 3.2 inches. A few flurries were reported in New York City, but they weren't enough to accumulate on the ground, so the Big Apple is still awaiting the season's first measurable snowfall of at least 0.1 inches.
"New York City has not seen snow since March 27," FOX Weather meteorologist Amy Freeze said.
WHEN CAN YOU EXPECT THE FIRST SNOW OF THE SEASON?
The highest snowfall totals were found across parts of northeastern Pennsylvania, upstate New York, northwestern Connecticut, western Massachusetts and southern Vermont.
Lenox in Massachusetts and Clifton Park in New York both recorded 9 inches of snow from Sunday into early Monday. Lakewood in Pennsylvania tallied 7 inches, while Avon in Connecticut measured 6 inches.
HOW COLD DOES IT HAVE TO BE TO SNOW?
"All of this exits early on Monday," Freeze said. "Wouldn't be surprised to see a few flurries mixing in on the backside. And also, just because it's a wet, sloppy rain event, does not mean that you don't have to watch out for slick conditions early on Monday morning because we will be below freezing in those areas."