29 January 2015 - New England snow storm
New York snowstorm smaller than expected, sweeps northeast U.S.
Staff (CBC News)
With winds howling, a blizzard slammed Boston and surrounding parts of New England on Tuesday with none of the mercy it unexpectedly showed New York City, piling up more than 60 cm of snow.
The storm punched out a 12-to-15 metre section of a seawall in Marshfield, Mass., badly damaging a vacant home. In Newport, Rhode Island, it toppled a 33 metre replica of a Revolutionary War sailing vessel as the ship lay in drydock, breaking its mast and puncturing its hull.
The blizzard's force and relentlessness stunned even winter-hardened New Englanders.
"It's a wicked storm," Jeff Russell said as he fought a mounting snowdrift that was threatening to cover one of the windows of his home in Scarborough, Maine.
Melissa Griffin (ABC News)
Below are the highest amounts in each of those states -- with three towns in Massachusetts getting three feet of snow -- Auburn, Hudson and Lunenburg.
Ten-foot drifts were reported at Southwest Harbor, Massachusetts, and winds gusted to 78 mph in Nantucket, while Marshfield, also in Massachusetts, experienced 14 consecutive hours of blizzard conditions. Boston had 9.
Boston ended up with just over 2 feet of the white stuff -- 24.6 inches -- for their biggest January snowfall on record. The annual average snow for Boston is 43.2 inches and they got over half of that in just one storm.
Boston public schools are closed again on Thursday.
Jessica Best (The Mirror)
As New York mayor Bill DeBlasio warned city residents that they faced the worst snowstorm in history, many were listening carefully to his dire forecast.
But he wasn't the only one lending a sense of drama to the weather emergency, with his sign language interpreter attracting just as much attention.
Jonathan Lamberton's dramatic gestures and animated facial expressions raised a smile among many who had watching the mayor's press conference for details of the huge snowstorm, and the footage has since gone viral.
Staff (The Guardian)
Snow swept into northern parts of the UK on Wednesday and is expected to spread south over the next 24 hours, bringing health concerns and possible travel disruption.
Matthew Martin, a forecaster with MeteoGroup, said: “There are already heavy snow showers moving into Northern Ireland and Scotland, and they will extend into northern England.
“At first they will be sleety but we expect some accumulations by tomorrow morning in Scotland, Northern Ireland, northern Wales and northern and central England.
“We expect to see up to 10cm (4in) on the hills and 2-5cm (1-2in) elsewhere, with temperatures commonly zero and falling to minus 3C in rural areas.
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