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Blizzard Affects Atlantic Coast of USA and Canada – December 29th, 2010

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December 29th, 2010 Category: Image of the day

USA - December 29th, 2010

The north-eastern US is trying to get back to normal after blizzards left tens of thousands of air passengers stranded and many people without power. Canada’s Atlantic coast was also hit by the storm – the fourth in as many weeks to affect the region.

In this image, snow can be seen covering large areas of the east coast, particularly in the states of New Jersey, Delaware, Maryland, Virginia and North Carolina.

Flights have now resumed into and out of New York, Boston and Philadelphia, but many passengers were expected to be stranded until the end of the week after some 7,000 flights were cancelled over the busy holiday travel period. Forecasters are now predicting milder weather for the rest of the week.

East Coast of USA Hit by Another Snow Storm – February 8th, 2010

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February 8th, 2010 Category: Image of the day

USA - January 2nd, 2010

USA - January 2nd, 2010

A massive snow storm fell on the East Coast Friday and Saturday, and some areas have had record snow accumulation totals over the past two days. The East Coast snow storm shut down airports, highways, and transit systems, and left tens of thousands of people without electricity.

Here, snow can be seen covering parts of New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Maryland, Delaware and Virginia. Offshore is another white phenomenon: the clouds are arranged in parallel lines known as cloud streets.

This snowfall broke many longstanding records. Saturday, a record snowfall total of 16 inches was reported at Washington Dulles airport, which broke an old record of 10.6, set December 12, 1964. Reagan National airport also reported a record breaking snow fall of 13.3 inches Saturday, surpassing the old record of 11.5 inches set on December 17, 1932.

The Philadelphia airport received 22.9 inches in snowfall totals since Friday, and Colora, Maryland received 17.2 inches of snow fall.

The state of New Jersey reported snow fall in the following areas: New Brunswick 11.1 inches, Pottersville 7.8 inches, Cape May 6.2 inches, and Midland Park 5.7 inches. The state of Delaware reported snow fall totals in the following areas (in inches): Blackbird 17.7, New Castle airport 17, Dover 16.2, and in Wilmington 14.

The state of Virginia received more than 20 inches of snow in certain areas of the state and a state of emergency was called on Friday. The state has reported more than 3,000 car accidents and disabled cars since Friday night. A total of five people have died due to the snow storm, three of which were in Virginia.

Massive Blizzard Dumps Snow Over Eastern USA

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December 22nd, 2009 Category: Snapshots

USA - December 20th, 2009

USA - December 20th, 2009

A massive winter storm that dumped record amounts of snow in the east of the US is now slowly making its way toward the north-east, still shutting airports and closing roads. In Washington DC and New York airports have reopened and roads are being cleared, but authorities report it will be days before things return to normal.

The storm, which began with severe flooding and a tornado in Florida, has covered Washington DC, Philadelphia and New York with a blanket of snow smashing a 70-year-old records. The 33 centimetres of snow that fell in Washington, D.C., by late afternoon was the most ever recorded for a day in December.

The blizzard rocked the Mid-Atlantic and Northeast United States on Saturday, crippling travel across the region and causing hundreds of thousands of power outages. Five deaths appeared to have been caused by the storm system, which stretched from the Carolinas north to New England and spread into some Midwestern states.

Here, snow can be seen covering parts of New Jersey, Delaware, Maryland, Washington D.C., Virginia, West Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee and Kentucky.

Forecasters said the storm system was expected to generate winds up to 55 km/h, which could cause near-whiteout conditions. Authorities in many areas asked drivers to stay off the roads if possible. The storm system, coming from the Gulf of Mexico and spreading out across much of the Atlantic coastline, was forecast to bring a mix of snow and freezing rain to North Carolina, Tennessee and parts of western and central Virginia.

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