NORTHEAST US: Warmth Is Abruptly Wiped Out By Windstorm & Two Snow Systems!

Written by on April 4, 2016 in Spring 2016, United States of America with 0 Comments

The true spring-like warmth of late last week was dramatically erased from Midwest to Northeast this past weekend as a powerhouse cold front with vort max packing gale-force gusts swept through Sat into Sun. This forced the rapid development of low pressure on exiting New England.

Credit: Environment Canada

Credit: Environment Canada

The result was widespread wind gusts of 30-60 mph which tore down trees and power lines from Maine to Virginia as well as bring a swath of snow from Appalachians to New England.

(Jordan Tessler)

(Jordan Tessler)

Staten Island

Credit: Nancy ‏@nancyg1964

Credit: Nancy ‏@nancyg1964

Maryland

Credit: Julie Gaddy ‏@jrgwx

Credit: Julie Gaddy ‏@jrgwx

We also saw the first in a series of snow systems.

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This was the scene from a windswept Garrett County, MD yesterday. Remember it was in the 70s and 80s just days ago!

Credit: Justin Berk ‏@JustinWeather

Credit: Justin Berk ‏@JustinWeather

Syracuse, NY

Credit: Jim Teske

Credit: Jim Teske

In the below visible satellite animation, you can see the weekend low departing Newfoundland while the next system crosses the Northeast today.

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GFS surface

Credit: Tropical Tidbits

Credit: Tropical Tidbits

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Quite the north-south temperature gradient today. Solidly in the 20s across New York and New England while it’s in the 70s across Virginia.

Credit: WeatherBug

Credit: WeatherBug

It’s a snowy April 4th north of NYC while early this afternoon late spring warmth brought shorts and t-shirt weather to DC.

Boston, MA

Credit: Julia Foote LeStage

Credit: Julia Foote LeStage

Greenwich, RI

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An intense snow band in SE Mass late this afternoon.

Credit: Ralph Fato

Credit: Ralph Fato

Credit: Ralph Fato

Credit: Ralph Fato

This system clears making for a cold night tonight and tomorrow night, especially where there’s snow cover.

Credit: Tropical Tidbits

Credit: Tropical Tidbits

Credit: Tropical Tidbits

Credit: Tropical Tidbits

Plenty more wintry fun and games to come late week and through the weekend.

Credit: Tropical Tidbits

Credit: Tropical Tidbits

Credit: Tropical Tidbits

Credit: Tropical Tidbits

See today’s video.

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