Major cities experienced power outages and travel disruptions amid heavy snowfall
As many as 10 states in the northern United States have been battered by a historic snow storm January 29, 2022. Strong winds blasted heavy snow and disrupted air and road travel even in major cities like New York, Boston, Philadelphia.
Long Island reported three deaths, according to news agency Associated Press (AP).#bostonblizzard pic.twitter.com/VzM9YdQcJ9
— JackDarylPhotography (@jackdaryl) January 30, 2022
The bone-chilling cold came with hours of powercuts in pockets of the region that is home to around 70 million people. The power outage was the most widespread in Massachusetts where around 120,000 homes didn’t have supply. pic.twitter.com/AsIs5C9sbu
— Mike Seidel (@mikeseidel) January 29, 2022
Climate change, particularly the warming ocean, probably influenced the strength of the storm, atmospheric researchers told AP.
Thick layers of snow blanketed the affected states. Boston received its one-day highest snowfall (60 centimetres). New York and Massachusetts also received around 61 centimetres of snowfall each. The frigid conditions reached lands as far away as Florida.
9:35 AM update from Attleboro, MA - blizzard conditions ongoing, near whiteout conditions with this 2-4” per hour band that just moved on top of us here. Winds gusting 40-50 mph at times and we already have about 8 inches of snow with a lot more to come. #MAwx #Blizzard2022 pic.twitter.com/CjMtxz7sHz— Will Ydrach ⛈ (@weatherguywill) January 29, 2022
Blizzard warning was sounded in parts of Maine, New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Connecticut, New York and New Jersey, along with much of the Delmarva Peninsula in Delaware, Maryland and Virginia.
Watch the heavy snow band pivot back into Provincetown, MA looking at snow shafts over the harbor. A few more hours of very heavy snow on Cape Cod. We may intercept some storm surge expected tonight at high tide ~9 pm central Cape pic.twitter.com/QAj87z9lQy— Reed Timmer (@ReedTimmerAccu) January 30, 2022
A blizzard is a storm with blowing snow, winds of 56 kilometres per hour or more and visibility reduced to a quarter-mile or less for at least three hours, according to the US National Weather Service.
Spectacular satellite views from before and after Saturday’s snow storm ❄️ #SnowStorm2022 pic.twitter.com/L2XhjCOpg1— Zoom Earth (@zoom_earth) January 30, 2022
Ocean sprays also flooded parts of the East Coast region. The situation improved on January 30. Power supply resumed in some areas and distribution companies assured the repair work will be complete by the end of January 31.
Nor’Easter is getting intense. #noreaster #snowstorm #Blizzard #MAwx #scituate pic.twitter.com/wlr01bNzeS— WxChasing- Brandon Clement (@bclemms) January 29, 2022
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