Washington sees first snow of season as wind, rain push off Northeast coast on Monday

Rain changed to snow early Monday morning as far south as Maryland and Virginia, including parts of the Baltimore and Washington metros. However, most of the Interstate 95 corridor up and down the East Coast saw all rain.

WASHINGTON – The bulk of a powerful storm system pushing through the Northeast on Monday has finally made its way offshore, but lingering rain, gusty winds and some snow are expected to continue across portions of northern New England.

The rain changed over to snow early Monday morning as far south as Maryland and Virginia, including parts of the Baltimore and Washington metros.

A half-inch of snowfall was reported just west of D.C. proper at Dulles International Airport (IAD), which is more than the 0.4 inches reported there all last winter. In addition, Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (DCA) received 0.1 inches of snow, marking the first measurable snow of the season in the nation’s capital.

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East Coast snow slows morning commute

Snow fell throughout the night from areas of the mid-Atlantic to northern New England. And while portions of Vermont, New Hampshire and Maine will likely see snow throughout the day, the bulk of the winter weather action has come to an end farther south.

Snowfall totals ranged from a couple of inches in Virginia to 8 inches in parts of New York – enough to slow the morning commute for millions of Americans at the start of the new workweek.

The National Weather Service office in Baltimore/Washington said that after the quick burst of winter weather early Monday morning, a much drier start to the workweek is expected by the afternoon.

However, it’s a different story to the north.

The NWS office in Burlington, Vermont, said the gusty winds and heavy, wet snow could lead to scattered power outages during the day.

Storm snow totals in the mid-Atlantic, Northeast

Snow totals in Virginia ranged from 2.5 inches in Waynesboro to 6.5 inches in Wintergreen.

Similar totals were found in West Virginia, with Snoshoe picking up 3 inches and Lehew receiving 5 inches of snow.

Maryland saw less snow, with Damascus receiving 2.5 inches and Oakland seeing 4 inches.

New York received the highest totals so far, with Jefferson picking up 8 inches and Roxbury receiving 14.7 inches of snow.

Vermont's snow totals ranged from 6.4 inches in East Barre to 9 inches at Little River State Park in Waterbury.

Rain, wind push off New England coast

Top rain totals in the Northeast on Monday, Dec. 11, 2023.
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The heaviest rain has finally moved off into the Atlantic Ocean off the coast of New England on Monday afternoon.

Several inches of rain fell across the region, with the highest total of just over 5 inches coming out of Milford, Connecticut.

Nearly 5 inches of rain fell across Fort Salonga and Bethpage in New York.

Durham in Connecticut picked up just under 4.5 inches, and Dix Hills in New York saw just over 4 inches of rain.

The winds have also been whipping across the region.

Top wind reports in the Northeast on Monday, Dec. 11, 2023.
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Several cities in the Northeast and New England saw winds gusting to tropical-storm-force strength (39-73 mph).

New London, Connecticut, in the southeastern part of the Constitution State, reported a wind gust of 56 mph.

To the north in Bar Harbor, Maine, winds gusted to 53 mph.

At John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK) in New York City, winds gusted to 41 mph.