A powerful blizzard struck Boston and surrounding New England on Tuesday, bringing as much as three feet of snow and causing coastal flooding.
High tides breached a seawall in Marshfield, about 30 miles (50 km) south of Boston, damaging 11 homes.
Snow was forecast to keep falling into early Wednesday in eastern New England, possibly setting a record snowfall in Boston.
The heaviest snowfall was recorded outside Boston, with 36 inches (91.4 cm) in Lunenburg, Massachusetts, and 35 inches (88.9 cm) reported in Auburn, according to the National Weather Service.
While Northeastern residents are still digging out from a deadly snowstorm, a blast of Arctic air could bring some of the coldest temperatures to the Northeast of the United States of America.
Many parts of the Midwest are expected to experience some of the coldest temperatures in two decades brought by the Arctic blast.
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Hurricane Sandy, after killing at least 69 people in the Caribbean, streamed northward, merged with two wintry weather systems and socked the Northeast, mid-Atlantic and Great Lakes with wind, waves, rain and snow. Some figures associated with Sandy’s rampage through the U.S., as of Wednesday night:
— Maximum size of storm: 1,000 miles across
— Highest storm surge: 14.6 feet at Bergen Point, N.J.
— Number of states seeing intense effects of the storm: At least 17
— Deaths: At least 98
— Damage: Estimated property losses at $20 billion, ranking the storm among the most expensive U.S. disasters
— Top wind gust on land in the U.S.: 90 mph Islip, N.Y., and Robbins Reef, N.J.
— Power outages at peak: More than 8.5 million
— Canceled airline flights: More than 19,500
— Most rainfall: 12.55 inches, at Easton, Md.
— Most snow: 34 inches at Gatlinburg, Tenn.
— Evacuation zone: Included communities in more than 400 miles of coastline from Ocean City, Md., to Dartmouth, Mass.
By The Associated Press:
Sources: National Weather Service, FlightAware, Weather Underground, AP reporting.
Last week a lobsterman from Salem, Massachusetts, Dana Duhaime caught a rare lobster in one of his traps in Bakers Channel.
The 1-pound, rare female lobster has two colours, orange and black, with the two colors perfectly split down the lobster’s back.
He named it “Pinchy” after the famous “Simpsons” TV lobster.
Biologists said that a “split” lobster that is characterized by two distinct colors on each side of its body is something that occurs once out of every 50 to 100 million lobsters.
“Pinchy” will soon be on public display at the Boston’s New England Aquarium.
On Wednesday, tornadoes and severe storms tore western and central Massachusetts.
At least 4 people were killed.
The first tornado touched down at about 4:30 p.m. local time in Springfield, Massachusetts.
Springfield is the third largest city in Massachusetts.
A second tornado hit Springfield, 90 miles west of Boston, at about 6:20 p.m.