A powerful winter storm began to hit eastern Massachusetts on Saturday after bringing snow and strong winds to the New York City metropolitan area and parts of New England.
A blizzard warning is in effect for a large swath of the East Coast. And people across the region are grappling with a day of freezing temperatures, heavy snowfall, difficult travel conditions and the threat of widespread power outages.
The storm is expected to clear Sunday, but before plunging more than a foot of snow along coastal areas in the Northeast and two or more feet in parts of eastern Massachusetts.
The National Weather Service reported this level of snowfall as of 7 a.m. ET on Saturday:
John F. Kennedy Airport in New York: 5.1 inches
Central Park: 5.3 inches, record snow for today. The last time on January 29, the record snowfall was in 1904 with 4.7 inches.
Philadelphia International Airport: 6 inches
Bridgeport, Conn: 6.9 inches
https://www.nytimes.com/2022/01/29/us/snowfall-total.html The snowstorm dropped 5 inches over Central Park as it moved to New England.