The historic snowstorm that hit the northeast this weekend will be one for the record books after dumping more than 2 feet of snow in some areas. The heaviest snow was in western Massachusetts with 30.8” in Plainfield, 26” in Windsor and 24” in Savoy. New York’s Central Park recorded 2.9” of snowfall during the storm. This was the first time in October that they saw an inch or more of snowfall since records began in 1869.
The heavy, wet October snow also weighed down trees, causing widespread damage across the Northeast. Many trees fell on power lines, causing major outages to nearly 3 million homes and businesses. With the leaves still on the trees, more snow was able to pile up on the branches causing them to snap and fall on power lines.